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Find Out How Many Rats are in Your Home

Ratatouille (2007) is a wonderfully cute movie. But, in reality, you don’t really want a bunch of rats in your Rhode Island home. These dangerous pests can carry disease, contaminate food, cause damage, and be an overall nuisance. That is why it is essential that if you suspect a rat problem, you know how many rats are in your home.

Knowing the number of rats you are dealing with will enable you to correctly deal with the problem. And you will be able to tell the Fox Pest Control technician helping you the number of rats you suspect, which will enable them to create a personalized rat control plan for your unique situation. Read on to learn more about estimating the number of rats in your home in Rhode Island.

How do rats get in your home?

Let’s begin by talking about how rats get into your home. This annoying rodent is well-known for living in alleyways and sewers, but it is also crafty enough to find its way into your home without too much trouble. The most common areas where rats find a way to enter your home are:

    • Cracks in the walls and foundations.
    • Vents and air ducts.
    • Holes in your roof or around windows.
    • Through your chimney—apparently, Santa isn’t the only being coming down your chimney at night.

How many rats do I have in my home?

Rats are social animals that breed extremely quickly. Therefore, if you see or except that there is one rat in your home, you can be fairly confident that there are more around. Although it may not be possible to estimate exactly the number of rats that live in your home, there are some signs to tell you the general number.

Signs of rats include:

    • Noise in your walls. This includes scuttling and scratching noises from inside your walls or ceilings. Lots of noise may indicate a large number of rats.
    • Greasy smears along baseboards and walls will indicate rats moving around your home. Rats like to stay close to walls as they move and will leave a trail of grease behind them.
    • Damage. Rats like to gnaw on wood and other substances. If you see a lot of teeth marks on your walls or baseboards, then you likely have a large rat colony in your home.
    • Droppings. Finally, you may not see rats often, but you will likely find a sign of their poop. Rat droppings look like mouse droppings except they are larger overall. One rat can drop a lot of poop, so if there are large piles around your home, especially in the basement or attic, then you likely have a large number of rats running around.

What can I do about the rats in my home?

Whether you have one rat or many, you need to remove them from your home immediately. Rats are not only dangerous, but they can also cause a lot of damage as well. That’s why you need to take steps to keep rats out of your home.

As with mice, picking up and securing food, stopping leaks, and securing entrances to your home are all great ways of preventing rats. However, if the rats have already moved in, you will want to contact Fox Pest Control. Our rat extermination experts can remove the rats from your home humanely and efficiently. We will ensure that they don’t come back.

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At Fox Pest Control, we realize that seeing signs of rats is a cause for action. That is why we will be at your home within four hours if you contact us before 2 p.m. So, contact Fox Pest Control today, and let our friendly, professional technicians help you solve your rat problem.

Posted on November 27, 2019.

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