The Trick To Effective Rat Control For Your Las Vegas Property

January 15, 2021

No home or business owner in Las Vegas wants to have a pest issue. Pests bring with them all sorts of problems, including property damage, illness and injury, and the stress of having an infestation. Managing pests and keeping them away needs to be a top priority.

Rats are some of the most bothersome creatures out there. There isn’t a threat just mentioned that they don’t present. It would be prudent to learn all you can about how these animals operate, so you’ll have the knowledge necessary to combat them. Further, you can get details on Pest Control Solutions Inc and what we can do to help. 

norway rat outside next to foundation

How Do Rats Get Indoors? What Are The Risks?

Roof rats are extremely common in the city. They are far from dainty, being a whopping 15 inches long or more. They have scaly tails that stretch out beyond their bodies. Immensely furry, their hairs are black or brown. Among their features are big ears and eyes, and pointed noses.

A preference for heights is how roof rats got their name. To get to the apex of a home or business, they’ll hop on a tree branch or power line. From there, they’ll find holes around vents, shingles, and foundations to come through. The opening doesn’t have to be very large; it can be as tiny as ½ of an inch in diameter, and they’ll rip it wider with their teeth if need be. Then, the roof rats will settle in attics, garages, and rafters. Major signs of infestation include:

  • Discovering feces.

  • Noticing slimy rub marks along floors and baseboards.

  • Seeing their footprints.

  • Hearing noises, like squeaking or scratching, from inside walls.

  • Catching them out in daylight, though they are nocturnal.

Rats can put your health on the line because they are covered in bacteria. It is in their urine, feces, and saliva, and on top of that, their fur contains parasites. Since these animals flourish in filthy locations, like garbage dumpsters and street sewers, they collect microbes as they move around, and without a doubt, they contaminate surfaces and food when they crawl on them. Some of the conditions you or someone else could contract are tularemia, hantavirus, and salmonellosis. In addition, since rats chew on materials such as drywall and wiring, they can do significant damage to your property. A gnawed wire may mean an electrical fire or shortage.

What Can You Do To Prevent Rats?

Given how lightning fast rats multiply, you don’t want to take the chance of them getting indoors. A proactive attitude about preventive measures is best. Take these steps to keep rats from entering your property:

  • Patch up cracks and crevices around your foundations, windows, doors, utility lines, and vents. Most importantly, seal holes along roof lines.

  • Moisture fractures and leaks need to be rectified with urgency.

  • Always put food and trash in containers with well-fitted lids.

  • Rats thrive in organic matter, so routinely trim your lawn and greenery. Remove debris.

  • Don’t place plants any closer to the property than two feet.

  • Regularly clean gutters out.

  • Keep your property clutter-free, inside and out.

What Can Pest Control Solutions Inc Do About Rodents?

With Pest Control Solutions Inc, you’ll receive comprehensive care. Our adept technicians will survey and treat both the interior and exterior of your property, leaving nowhere for rats to hide. Our superior solutions include dusts, sprays, baits, monitoring devices, and more. Our services are guaranteed, and we offer emergency and follow-up visits to make sure your issue is rectified for good. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.

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