We specialize in rat control and elimination. In our area, the main species of rat is the Norway Rat. They adapt very well to their surroundings, are very good at burrowing, and do a lot of damage due to their need to gnaw to maintain their incisors.
Rats are commonly found around dumpsters, sewers, and creeks or riverbanks. Indoors, rats are generally found burrowed in the basement where they can gain access to other areas of the structure. Our treatment for the Norway Rat is very thorough and requires quite a bit of attention. Generally, snap traps are our preferred method of removal, and these require multi-day or even daily checkups.
A customized inspection and recommendation of treatment is the first step to getting rid of these pests. If you think you have a rat problem, please give us a call and we can provide an inspection and treatment plan.
Some facts about the Norway Rat:
They are known to gnaw through almost anything – including plastic or lead pipes – to obtain food or water. Norway rats are social rodents and build burrows close to one another.
They can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter.
These rats are also vectors of diseases including plague, jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis and salmonellosis
Norway rats can cause damage to structures through their gnawing and eating. (source: www.pestworld.org)