With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s tempting to assume the strange  West Palm Beach Ratscratches and squeaks you hear in your walls are coming from a ghost. As fun as that may sound, the reality is a lot scarier. If you’re hearing strange noises in your walls, chances are you’ve got rats. A rat infestation can range anywhere from a few rats to a few dozen. It’s important to act quickly if you believe you have rats in your home. Because of the rate at which rats can reproduce, a small infestation can grow into a big problem in a short time.

The Dangers of Rats

Along with structural damage to your home such as ripped out insulation, chewed wires, or gnawed wood, rats pose a variety of health problems. Rats can spread disease not just through physical contact like bites, but also through their droppings. In fact, just by breathing in the air around the droppings, you put you and your family at risk to catching any of the following diseases:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Plague
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Trapping Rats

Trying to trap and rid your home of rats is never suggested by professionals like the ones at Critter Control® West Palm. Not only are rats extremely intelligent and aware of their surroundings, making them almost impossible to catch, but they also become very hostile once captured. If you do manage to capture one, rats will lash out and try to bite you or your family, which will almost certainly cause some type of health problem.

Don’t Risk It!
Don’t take your chances trying to rid of the rats in your walls. You can trust the expert rat trappers at Critter Control® West Palm. We quickly, safely, and humanely remove the rats from you home. And afterwards, we’ll clean up the mess too. It will be like you never had any unwanted house guests in the first place. If you have questions about the rats in your walls or would like to set up a free consultation with one of our experts, call us today at 561-274-0224.