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How To Effectively Deter Rats In Denton

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We want to feel safe in our homes, so we lock our doors and add security systems, video doorbells, etc. We do all we can to keep out intruders. When you lay in bed and hear scratching underneath the floor in the corner, walls, or attic, you know there is an intruder in the home, and it isn't a human. 

If you suspect rats are in your home or know they have invaded your house because you've had one run from behind a cabinet, you need rat control in Denton from Adams Exterminating. Our fourth-generation pest control company has removed rats from Denton homes since 1947. Our well-trained service technicians know how to get those four-legged, furry intruders out of your home. 

How To Identify A Rat Infestation In Your House

Rats are nocturnal rodents who forage while you sleep. Determining if you have a rat problem in your Denton home can be challenging since they are active while you sleep. However, if you notice these signs, you have rats in the house: 

  • Holes in the walls or floors
  • Gnaw marks on furniture and other items
  • Capsule-shaped droppings with blunt or pointed ends
  • Grease marks on walls
  • Four and five-toed footprints
  • Noises in walls or the attic
  • Urine odor
  • Damaged food products

When you notice these signs of rat infestation, you need help from Adams Exterminating. Our service technicians know where to look and the indications of a rat invasion. 

How Dangerous Is It To Have Rats In My House?

Rats forage for food in warm, humid locations like drains, sewers, garbage, compost piles, and around animal feces. These locations foster bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms, which stick to their fur as they eat rotting plant and animal matter. The food rats consume in this area contains disease-causing pathogens they later spread through their saliva, feces, and urine. Furthermore, ectoparasitic insects and arachnids attach themselves to rats, which they carry into Denton homes when they invade. 

In addition to the illnesses hitchhiking fleas and ticks bring into a home, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, salmonellosis, jaundice, cowpox virus, and trichinosis are diseases rats carryinto homes. Dried rat feces circulating through the house may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. 

Adams Exterminating protects your family from the illnesses and allergic reactions rats cause by removing rats from your home. 

Proactive Steps You Can Take To Prevent Rats In Your Home

Once Adams Exterminating ends the rat infestation in your home, you need to implement these rat prevention suggestions to keep them away for good:

  • Keep outdoor and indoor garbage containers closed
  • Relocate firewood piles 20 feet from the house and elevate them
  • Install wire mesh screens over the crawl space and attic vents
  • Repair leaking pipes 
  • Seal gaps or holes on the outside of the house
  • Store food in airtight plastic or glass containers
  • Suction out the corners and cracks in the house
  • Clean cooking and eating surfaces after meals 
  • Put up pet food before bedtime
  • Remove clutter from the home 

When rats find entry points and detect food and water sources, they invade homes, so maintaining a clean, dry property will deter them from entering the house. 

When an Adams Exterminating service technician investigates your house for rat extermination, we can provide additional suggestions for your situation. 

Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of Rats

Rats reproduce rapidly, so when you see signs, take immediate action. Adams Exterminating is the rat exterminator near you with decades of rat control experience and trained and experienced service technicians. We will inspect your property to determine entry points, attractants, hot spots, and the type of rodent infesting your property. Using the data we collect from our investigation, we will develop a plan using baits, traps, and exclusionary barriers in strategic locations. We will return to monitor the traps to ensure the rodents are no longer on the property.

Our pest control plans, which include indoor rodent control, are backed by a warranty. Contact us today to learn more and request your free estimate.

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