Do you hear scratching or scuttling noises at night and find dark brown tapered droppings in or around your Delray Beach home? You may have a rat infestation problem. Other signs to check for include dirty and greasy smudges along your walls and baseboards, holes, shredded insulation and other materials, and even tail marks and footprints. Common areas to search for signs of rats are in your garage, shed or compost bin. You may also find holes in your garden and signs of gnawing on your deck.
If you actually spot a rat – dead or alive – your problem has likely advanced to a full-blown infestation. These animals are typically very secretive and prefer to stay hidden from human eyes. Only when space becomes an issue, usually due to too many rats in one area, do they venture out in the open. If you see this or any other signs of the presence of rats, it’s time to call in the experts.
Rat Control and Removal Professionals
If you suspect a rat infestation, you may be tempted to take care of the problem yourself with traps. But this is not the best way to deal with the infestation and will likely be ineffective. Most rats are cautious around unfamiliar objects and will avoid traps. Meanwhile, more time is passing, their population is growing, and your problem is getting worse.
Perhaps you’ve considered poison. It will kill them, but then you have a brand-new unpleasant issue – dead rats decaying throughout your property, smelling and attracting insects and other pests. Additionally, poison is bad for other wildlife and the environment, in general. The most effective way to deal with a rat infestation is through rat population control. This is what our professional technicians excel at.
We use non-lethal tools to identify and remove the rats, based on proven and effective methods of rodent control. If the problem is extreme, we may use rodenticides combined with snap traps and glue boards to get rid of the rats quickly and eliminate the chance for them to continue procreating. We also use exclusion methods to effect long-term solutions. By locating and sealing access points in your home, we can prevent future infestations. Our technicians have the proper training to skillfully use all these methods as needed.
Let us help you with your rat infestation. Call us today at 561-274-0224.