What To Do About Rats In And Around Your Owasso Home

Would you keep a rat as a pet? If so, would you let that rat out to roam freely inside your home? Most likely not. Rats, by their nature, are destructive rodents. They will not be responsible with their freedom. This is why wild rats are such a big problem here in Owasso. If you do not know what to do about rats inside your home, here are some things to consider today. For a fast solution rather than information, call our team. We are experts in rodent control and would be happy to find a quick fix to your pest problems.

Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Rat Infestation In Your Home

If rats are inside your home, they will do everything in their power to stay out of sight. What they will also do is leave some signs behind for you to identify their presence. Here are some easy-to-spot signs of rats to look for indoors.

  • Holes, gnaw marks, and other similar damage to boxes, walls, and items indoors
  • Grease marks across floors and along baseboards
  • Pellets of fecal droppings in the backs of pantries, under sinks, and in other areas where rats congregate
  • Weird scampering and chewing noises late at night

Rat infestations become easier to identify the longer these pests live indoors. If you even suspect these furry pests are around, do not hesitate to reach out. For help finding rats indoors, consider scheduling your home for a rodent inspection courtesy of Montgomery Exterminating. 

Why Having Rats In Your Home Is A Serious Risk To Your Health

The one thing you should know about rats in Owasso is that they pose a direct threat to human health. More specifically, these furry rodents pick up and transmit harmful diseases. Some diseases spread by rats to humans are salmonellosis, hantavirus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. They spread these harmful sicknesses through their fecal droppings, urine, and saliva. Another way rats get people sick is by transporting other small pests such as fleas and ticks into homes. These parasitic bugs are also carriers of diseases and are a threat to humans and their pets. If you want to stay safe, your best option is to stop pests like rats from invading in the first place. 

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of Rats Around Your Home

If you are trying to get rid of rats, you have a limited time window. What do we mean by this? For one, rats reproduce rapidly. A single female can produce upwards of 84 baby rats in just under a year! The only thing rats need to make babies is nutrients and a place to live. If your home provides these pests with food, water, and shelter, they will reproduce rapidly and become much harder to control. Keeping all of this in mind, if you identify an infestation early, high-quality snap traps baited with peanut butter might solve your problem. Even this, however, can be dangerous and put you at risk of getting sick. The only truly safe and effective method to deal with a rat problem is to involve the professionals at Montgomery Exterminating. Our team has been proudly helping members of our community since 1989. We would be honored to assist you with your rodent control needs. All you have to do is schedule an appointment for your home and property. We will send a technician your way to perform a detailed inspection, identify the severity of your infestation, and offer some great options to address your pest problems fast. 

Simple And Effective Tips To Prevent Future Rodent Problems

Once rats are out of your home, the next step is making sure they don’t come back. This is done in one of two ways: with professional rodent control and/or with DIY. To start, here are five simple and effective DIY tips you can use today.

  • Make sure your home’s screens are in good working condition and repair and replace window and door screens as needed.
  • Repair damage to your home’s exterior foundation by filling in holes, gaps, and cracks using a caulking gun and some steel wool.
  • Address moisture issues like leaks, water build-up, and clogged gutters.
  • Make sure all of your pet food, pantry items, and leftovers are stored inside air-tight containers.
  • Invest in rodent-proof trash cans.

Call our team at Montgomery Exterminating today for a better look at ongoing rodent control. We will answer any questions you have and show you what pest control in Owasso is supposed to look like.

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