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Top Tips For A Successful Rats Removal

Everything You Need To Know About Removing Rats From Your Home

rats removalNo one wants to think about having rats in their home, but it can happen to anyone. The best thing to do is be prepared.

Here’s everything you need to know about how rats can get into your home, and the best way to both remove them and keep them out.

Why Rats Enter Your Home

Rats will love your home for the same reasons you do: It’s warm, it’s safe from predators, and there’s plenty of food. As this is the case, it’s the perfect place to hunker down and reproduce. That’s why if you see any signs of them having come into your home, you need to act, and fast.

You’ll need to either deal with the rats removal yourself, or hire a professional to do it for you.

How To Know Rats Are In Your Home

As rats are most active at night, you’re actually more likely to see the signs of a rat infestation, rather than the rats themselves. Here’s what you should be looking out for:

  • Rats droppings: These are shaped like a grain of rice, and can be found anywhere the rats frequent. Your kitchen is probably where you’ll see them.
  • Smudges: There will be smudges along the floors and walls where dirt and grease have rubbed off the rats’ bodies.
  • Scratching noises: You’ll hear these at night when the rats are active, most often in the loft and walls as rats are agile climbers.

If you spot any of these signs, it’s often a good idea to call a pest control company, Sussex based. They can confirm the infestation, and deal with the rats removal for you.

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How To Remove Rats Yourself

If you’ve ascertained that you have rats in your home, then you have a few options for removing them :

  • Rats traps: There are a huge range of rat traps out there that will catch rats for you. Some will kill them on the spot, others will hold them until you’re ready to release them. Either way, you’ll have to be prepared to handle the rat in order to remove it.
  • Rat poison: These bait traps will poison rats, who will eat it and then die. However, this runs the risk of them dying in your walls or loft space and decomposing there.
  • If you’re looking to not kill rats, you’ll need a live rat trap. These will often be able to be carried to a safe location for the rat to be released, away from your home.

Hire A Professional

If you don’t know the best way to deal with rats removal in your home, then the best thing to do is to call a professional. Here at Terminate Pest Control we’ll give you free advice on your problem, and come out to your home to examine it. We can then eliminate the pests efficiently, and prevent them from coming back. We can give you peace of mind, so give us a call if you think you have a rat problem.

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