With Spring finally here, wild animals become more active. Rats are among the the most common animals to damage a house in the spring. These tiny rodents can bring large damage and even other pests to your home.
Rats only require a very small opening to get inside your home. However, they do not mind making the hole larger by gnawing around it. Rats thrive in basements, crawl spaces, attics, between floors, and inside walls. They chew their way through insulation, wood beams, and wires. When they chew the wires, they may cause house fires. Gnawing on the wood beams can weaken the structural integrity of the home. The oily fur of a rat, as well as it’s droppings, may dirty the areas where they go. In Spring, rats breed and give birth, bringing forth a new horde of tiny rodents to ransack your house.
Rats are known to carry a plethora of diseases and bad smells. Dead rats will bring foul odors and even more diseases to your home. In addition to smells and disease, rats may carry a multitude of parasites, such as ticks and fleas. These can cause further harm to your family, and can further spread the diseases from the rats. The openings made by the little rodents can bring in other pests, such as bats, mice, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and even more rat colonies.
Don’t let rats ruin your home. Contact us for a free inspection and evaluation at your convenience.