ave you experienced rat or rodent problems in the past? If so, you may be more cautious and paranoid about rats getting in your home. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to prevent a rodent infestation. Here’s how to implement rat control.
- Seal Your Home – Inspect your home for any broken seals or gaps — you’d be amazed by how rodents can squeeze their way into the tiniest spaces. For small holes, use caulk. For larger holes, you may need to use more heavy-duty materials such as metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth.
- Set Traps as Needed – Depending on the rodents you suspect around your property, set appropriate traps outside or inside the home. Common places to set traps are in crawl spaces, attics, and basements.
- Thoroughly Clean – Rats are attracted to food, so if food is left behind on your floors or outside, they will take advantage and will come back for more. To prevent this, attempt to clean indoor and outdoor areas thoroughly, keep food in plastic containers, put away pet food at night, and use a heavy-duty trash can.
- Home Inspection – In addition to these rat prevention tips, it doesn’t hurt to call a professional pest company to do a home inspection periodically to ensure your home is free of pests. They will also give you additional tips on how to prevent rats.
We hope these techniques will help your home be rat free. If you have any questions regarding rat control, and the services we provide, please contact us at The Dead Pest Society today!