A hole about the size of a quarter is a rat’s invitation to enter your home! Rats seeking food and shelter will take advantage of any opening to establish a safe nesting site. Did you know that rats have a bite strength 12 times stronger per square inch than a Great White shark? Rodents can chew through anything that isn’t stronger than their teeth.
Sealing entry points will go a long way toward keeping rats at bay. Rotted wood under the back porch, an open crawl space door, unsealed gable vents, or unsealed plumbing or air conditioning pipes offer these pests quick and easy access to the interior of your home.
Rat infestations in attics can create significant health problems for you and your family. Dried rat droppings break down into dust particles containing harmful pathogens that become airborne, leading to infections.
Hantavirus, a deadly disease, spreads through particles from rat droppings blowing through your vents. This disease can cause severe respiratory distress. Leptospirosis, another concern, results from inhaling the same contaminated dust. This bacterial infection triggers flu-like symptoms and can be deadly for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Also, like all wildlife, rodents carry ticks, fleas and mites.
Just a few rats can do an alarming amount of damage to your home, especially the attic insulation. Rodents use attic insulation materials for nesting. They will even chew into your HVAC ducts for materials! Rats leave behind urine and feces, which over a period of time can damage your insulation beyond repair. Eventually, an expensive attic restoration will be the only way to remove the terrible odor.
If you think you have rats in your attic, don’t delay. Call Apex Wildlife Control today. Our skilled technicians can trap and remove those rodents. We are here to help!
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