Rats are resourceful at finding shelter that offers protection from predators, the elements, and human activity. Under your home, they have a concealed environment that meets these needs. Dark and quiet locations, such as crawl spaces, provide rats with a sense of security. Rats are also drawn to potential food and water sources. Garbage, leftover pet food, and even leaks or condensation will attract rats. Rats also seek warmth and the heat from your home is another reason rats are attracted to nest under your house. Understanding these needs helps homeowners take proactive measures. Sealing entry points, securing food sources, and ensuring proper drainage can discourage rats from choosing your home’s crawl space as their haven.
Discovering rats beneath your house can be alarming. The presence of rodents often becomes apparent through various signs. Look for burrows around the foundation, often hidden in vegetation or debris against your house. When walking around the exterior of your home, you may notice an unpleasant musty odor due to accumulation of rat feces and urine. Scratching or scampering sounds under your floors could indicate rat activity. Gnaw marks on wires, insulation or stored boxes signal a rat’s destructive behavior.
To help rid your home of rats, secure potential entry points, eliminate food sources, and call Apex Wildlife Control. Safeguard your home and well-being by addressing rat infestations under your home without delay.
Rats can be more than just elusive creatures scurrying about in the middle of the night — rats also pose significant health risks to humans and pets. Rodents are carriers of numerous diseases that can be transmitted through bites, scratches, contaminated food, or contact with their feces and urine. From the deadly Hantavirus and Leptospirosis to the less sinister Salmonella and rat-bite fever, these diseases can cause mild to severe symptoms and even lead to life-threatening complications.
If you see rat or mouse droppings in your basement or crawl space under your home, call Apex Wildlife Control today! Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing these pests!
Rats possess powerful incisors that continually grow, prompting them to constantly chew and gnaw on various materials to keep the incisors trimmed down. Unfortunately, this behavior can extend to your pipes and plumbing. Gnawing through wood under your house can cause serious structural problems. Rats will chew through pipes made of plastic or metal, causing leaks and water damage. This can result in costly repairs and compromise your home’s plumbing system.
To prevent rats from damaging pipes and your home’s structural integrity, it’s crucial to address rat infestations promptly. By eliminating the rodents and securing entry points, you can discourage rats from gaining access to your home’s infrastructure.
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