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How Do I Get Rid Of Rats In My Beaumont House?

March 30, 2022

Rats! That word often expresses disappointment or annoyance when something terrible happens, and given how difficult rats can be as a pest, this is a pretty appropriate saying. Rats in Beaumont are way worse than the average pest because they are invasive, destructive, and dangerous. These rodents are also uniquely suited to live alongside humans, and they even depend on us for their survival. These facts make it difficult to keep rats out of your Beaumont home, but there are some steps you can take to prevent them. Find out how to get effective rat control.

How Can I Tell If It's Rats In My House?

You might assume it would be easy to identify a rat infestation because most people know what rats look like, but this isn’t always true. For one thing, rats can easily be mistaken for mice. And for another, rats are often secretive and difficult to spot at first. 

It’s often easier to identify rats by the signs they leave behind, such as:

  • Small, rod-shaped droppings
  • An ammonia smell from the build-up of urine
  • Chew marks around baseboards, food items, clothing, and more
  • Squeaking and scurrying noises inside of walls

As far as identifying rats from mice, keep in mind that rats are much larger. They also have scalier tails and smaller ears.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Rats In My House?

While not all Beaumont rat infestations will make you sick, these rodents do pose risks. They can spread diseases such as salmonellosis, and even the build-up of their fur, urine, and feces can make you sick. Their feces often releases a fungal spore called histoplasmosis that can impact humans. Also, rats often carry parasites like ticks and fleas, which can bring even more diseases around, such as Lyme disease and murine typhus.

So, if you do see rats around or other signs of their presence, it’s a good idea to take steps to remove them right away through Beaumont pest control services.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Rats?

Rats are tricky little creatures to remove. They are primarily nocturnal, and they can slip through holes as small as a quarter. They can also chew their way through wires, pipes, drywall, plaster, and more. These facts make eradicating rats difficult. They are also more intelligent than most people realize, so getting rid of rats is not that simple.

It’s usually much easier, safer, and more effective to get Beaumont rodent control services than to try to remove rats on your own. Luckily, the Pestco Professional Pest team is here to help you with rat issues.

How Can I Prevent Rats From Returning To My House?

Contact Pestco Professional Pest today to remove these rodents or current rat infestations. However, if rats haven't invaded, now is an excellent time to take steps to prevent them. Here is what we suggest:

  • Fix holes in the walls and foundation with steel wool.
  • Get wire mesh coverings for vents.
  • Do what you can to remove access to food sources around your kitchen.
  • Store pet food inside of the house.
  • Fix leaky plumbing to reduce moisture issues.

Contact us to request a quote for more help preventing and eradicating rats.