A Complete And Total Guide To Navigating Owasso’s Rat Control Problems

Because we now have GPS, we can watch for upcoming turns on our telephone screen or in-car system as the voice guides us through new cities. When you have someone or technology navigating, driving into the unknown is less stressful. No one wants to wake up and discover rats inside the home, but when that occurs, having someone to help you navigate the problem is helpful and comforting. 

You probably found this article because you need a rat exterminator near you to eliminate these filthy creatures in your Owasso home. Montgomery Exterminating, Inc. has removed rats and other pests from homes since 1989. For over 30 years, our exceptional customer service, highly trained technicians, and dedication to your satisfaction have made our family-owned and operated company the choice pest control service for Owasso residents. 

We understand the fear and overwhelming feeling when discovering rats inside your home. Please continue reading as we navigate you through this situation by teaching you how to identify an infestation, steps you can take to keep your home rodent-free, and how we will remove rats from your home. 

How To Identify A Rat Infestation In Your House

Although you may only see a rat when moving an appliance, storage box, or cabinet, you can determine if you have a rat problem by looking for these signs:

  • Droppings
  • Gnaw marks
  • Holes
  • Tracks
  • Grease stains
  • Damaged food products
  • Urine stains

Some of these items require additional explanation, so keep reading as we expand on them. 

Two types of rats invade most homes: Norway rats and roof rats. While both produce olive-pit-sized capsule-shaped droppings, Norway rat feces have a blunt end, while roof rats deposit pointed-end fecal matter. Since Norway rats infest the ground floor and basement, you will find their droppings behind appliances and cabinets and under debris. Roof rats tend to invade attics and the upper floors. Furthermore, rats urinate as they travel through homes and stain floors, walls, and objects. 

Rats have upper and lower incisor teeth that they must trim continually by chewing on available objects. Thus, they gnaw on wood furniture, plastics, glass, thin metals, and food products. Rats also chew two to three-inch holes in floors and walls to create access to food and water sources. 

Rats forage in sewers, drains, trash, and compost piles. The combination of their oily fur and filthy surfaces in those areas attracts dirt and grim. Rats do not possess good eyesight, so when they move through a home, they bump into walls and objects and leave behind grease stains. 

When you see these rat infestation signs,you need Montgomery Exterminating, Inc.

Rats Cause Property Damage And Spread Diseases

Rats consume rotting animal and plant matter in sewers, drains, and other unsanitary areas; these warm, humid locations are Petri dishes for bacteria and viruses. As rats travel through these polluted locales, disease-causing organisms stick to their fur.

When they enter Owasso homes, they transfer the pathogens to objects and items in the home as they bump against them. Furthermore, the pathogens they consume pass through their feces onto cooking and eating surfaces, inside cabinets, and other areas. Leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, salmonellosis, jaundice, and the cowpox virus are examples of diseases rats carry. 

When rats invade a home, they create nests in walls and areas with electrical and internet wiring. Due to their need to chew constantly, rats destroy the protective coating around wires and expose them to moisture and each other. Rats can destroy appliances by creating short circuits and starting house fires. 

Rat pest control in Owasso, by Montgomery Exterminating, Inc., protects your home, family, and pets from rats. 

When you contact us for rat control services, we dispatch a trained and certified technician to inspect your Owasso home. We will determine if you have a rat or mouse problem, entry points, attractants, and hot spots. We will strategically place tamper-resistant bait stations inside and, if necessary, outside the home. Each month, we will return to inspect and clear the traps to bring the rodent infestation to an end. 

Top Rat Prevention Tips: How to Keep Your Home Rodent-Free

Once our trained technicians remove rats from your Owasso home, we recommend the following to prevent a future rat infestation:

  • Relocate firewood 20 feet from the house and elevate it
  • Repair leaking pipes and other moisture sources
  • Seal foundation and roofline cracks 
  • Keep outdoor and indoor garbage containers closed
  • Store food in sealed containers

Keeping the exterior and interior dry and clean will deter rats from invading your home and property. When you have rats, securerat control in Owasso from Montgomery Exterminating, Inc. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your free estimate.

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