There are few pests as unwelcome in our homes as rats. Seeing one scamper across your kitchen floor is enough to make even the most stoic homeowner shriek. But what many don’t realize is that these furry, four-legged creatures have specific characteristics and habits that can help us identify an infestation early on—before it becomes a full-blown problem. Fortunately, Green Pest Defense is here to help you get rid of rats and be your partner in protecting your home.
Infestation Warning Signs
The most obvious sign of rat infestation is seeing the rodents themselves, but there are other clues that can signal their presence even if you haven’t seen them. Look out for droppings around baseboards and along walls; chew marks on food containers, wooden structures, or electrical wiring; and rub marks from their oily fur along surfaces like walls or pipes. You may also hear scratching noises coming from inside your walls or ceiling at night when they’re active. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take action right away—the longer they stay in your home, the harder they will be to get rid of.
Rats Behaviors and Habits
Rats are nocturnal animals that usually nest outdoors but will come indoors in search of food or shelter during colder months. They prefer dark places to hide during the day and often build nests near sources of food or water such as kitchens or bathrooms. They reproduce quickly—one female can have up to 12 litters per year with each litter containing up to 14 babies—so an infestation can spiral out of control if left unchecked. In addition to being a nuisance, rats can also cause significant damage to property by chewing through wires and insulation materials. They also spread disease through their droppings and urine so it’s important to keep them out of your home for health reasons as well as peace of mind.
Rats can be extremely difficult pests to get rid of once they have taken up residence in our homes so prevention is key! At Green Pest Defense we understand how important it is for homeowners to protect their property from rodent infestations so we offer a variety of services designed specifically for this purpose including trapping, baiting systems, exclusion work, sanitation advice, and more! Our experienced technicians use effective solutions tailored specifically for each client’s needs so you can rest assured knowing that you will be getting the best possible service available each time you call us! Contact us today – let us help you protect your home!