Rat Control

Rats

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Rat Control

Have you seen rats or signs of rats on your property? Rats are rodents that have been plaguing mankind for centuries, eating food, grain, crops and just about anything else.

It was later determined that rats carried fleas that, in turn, carried the Black Plague and, since then, numerous other diseases have been attributed to these rodents.

This is why reliable rat control methods are needed to eliminate rat infestations in your home or building, to ensure that you get rid of them once and for all.

Rats are found in every state across North America and all over the world. However, they are most dense in states like New York, Illinois, and California.

Because rats love to eat, they are commonly found in homes and businesses around places that have heavy vegetation, debris, garbage and food laying out.

Rentokil Steritech is one of the largest pest control companies in North America catering to homeowners and businesses.

Our rodent control experts know it's never pleasant to find rats (or mice) in your home or around your property.

To speak with an expert about our rat control and prevention services, call 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online.

Rat Fact: Rats are great swimmers and a Norwegian Rat (Rattus norvegicus) can tread water for up to 72 hours!

Rat Infestation Prevention by Rentokil Steritech

We always strive to use rat removal methods that are safe for you, your family, children and pets.

The first step in removing a rat infestation is to find the nest. It takes a lot more than just setting traps and removing the rats that you see. For every rat you can see, there are probably a dozen more hidden away somewhere.

We then work with you to eliminate potential nesting sites, seal up entry points and plug holes. We use a variety of methods to remove rats, from setting traps to using rat bait that are safe for use around your home.

Rentokil Steritech uses a holistic approach that involves finding the nest area and eliminating the infestation, and then finding where they are getting into your home or business and sealing up access points.

Health Risks With Rats

Rats are a nuisance because they can damage property by gnawing their way into your home and eating food lying around.

However, the bigger problem are the health risks that have become associated with rats.

Some of the diseases known to come from rats include:

  • Bubonic Plague - the infamous Black Death that hit the Middle Ages and wiped out much of civilization was eventually determined to be caused by rats carrying fleas infected with the virus.

  • Rickettsial Diseases - these include groups like Typhus and spotted fevers and is also carried by fleas and other biting pests carried by rats.

  • Leptospirosis - a disease that leads to things like bleeding in the lungs and is caused by contact with rat urine.

  • Rat Bite Fever - transmitted by the bite of a rat thanks to bacteria in the saliva.

  • Hantavirus - a disease that can be carried by rats and is transmitted to humans via urine and feces. It can be fatal.

Whether your home or property has brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), black rats (Rattus rattus) or any kind of rodent, we have a solution to get rid of them and prevent them from returning.

Get Rid of Rats Professionally

There are many do-it-yourself solutions on the market that claim to effectively kill and prevent rats. Your best bet for a thorough solution is to call in a professional who can safely remove rats and prevent them from returning.

Rats can bite and cause serious health problems, so call the Rentokil Steritech experts first.

Stop the damage and worries about rats today. Call us at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to schedule a rat control service visit.