Have you ever been putting in bed during the night or enjoying a film with your family and all a sudden you hear scratching, thumping or scampering that sounds as though its coming from everywhere. You may now be a victim of a Rat infestation. Most homeowners won’t find out they’re infested until they either start hearing sounds, a service provider like Plumber, A/C, Cable or Insulation Contractor finds feces in the loft or sees a furry critter scurry across the floor. Now by that time the damage will have been done and you are left with a full blown infestation. Attic, Pise, Old Attic, Tile, Light

Rats are a nuisance for centuries. They enter thousands of homes and businesses every year. Rats carry parasites and diseases, and which can cause health issues for you and your family. Aside from the health issues they can also lead to serious property damage to your home. Rats in the attic can chew on wires which can causes fires. Rats are nocturnal animals so they are highly active at night. Unfortunately thats when most of us like to sleep. Being kept up at night isn’t enjoyable. It can effects your personal and professional life. Your boss is not going to need to listen, “My cousins at the attic kept me up all night with their scratching”.

Now that we have scratched the surface on Rats, lets go over why they chose to make your home theirs. Rats are interested in only 3 items: Food, Shelter and Water. If you property supplies those 3 things a Rat sees prime real-estate. If your property doesn’t supply these three things there is not one far away. Rats do not travel that far to seek food and water from their nest. Rats like to remain hidden and stay in the shadows. Rats can’t really protect themselves from predators so they require a great sturdy structure to stay alive. Rats will often times travel in packs while trying to find food.

Rats will use any means possible to gain access onto your roof. Rats are very good climbers and do not weigh very much so climbing vertically isn’t a challenge. Tree branches provide the simplest way to access your roof top as a result of branches growing too near your roof. Rats may also use Gutters, Fences and Patio screens as other pathways. Rats are always searching for a new home so keep a look out around the outside of your home to see if you may possibly be providing them with a simple access point to your home. Once on the roof they will find a way in or create one if one isn’t available. The majority of the time Rats find an present hole left from contractors that built your home such as gaps in stucco, soffit that’s not finished or fascia boards which were never sealed. This happens in all sorts of construction. If you believe that your safe because your house is brand new, think again. Rats find these holes and enter your attic with out any struggle. So if a Rat makes a new hole, well then it really wanted to make a new home.

Most homes in Florida that we handle are built on a slab and there is no basement or crawlspace underneath the home. But there are a few by the coast or older homes where Rats can live underneath also. Rats can find entry into walls from A/C lines that were never filled in with proper materials, or a cable man might of had to drill a hole that he forgot to seal when finished. That’s why it is important to get a proper inspection of your home to determine where these Rats can enter. Rat Control and Squirrel removal Austin TX can be something very simple but you may have to be patient to catch and remove them all. Simple baits can be used to capture Rats. Other scents can be used. You can use just about anything as long as it stays on the trap.

Rats are attracted by almost anything. The Bird Feeder you placed on a tree to observe the birds in the morning while drinking your coffee is the most likely attracting Rats. You can say ” Well I never see Rats in the Bird Feeder.” How frequently do you watch Birds after dark? Remember anything may be used as shelter. Keep trash and anything Wildlife could be tempted to eat stored properly.