Rats in your house?
A house provides everything a rat could possibly need to live a long happy life. A warm place to live, an endless amount of food and water, and nesting materials. They are communal animals that breed year-round. So, one rat most likely means lots of rats. Usually, rats will enter the home on the ground level, but they can also make their way to the attic causing damage as they go. They will chew through insulation, walls, floors, and ceilings. They will also chew wiring, which can be a serious fire hazard. Along with the damage these rodents cause, they are also carriers of several dangerous diseases that spread several ways. Rat urine and saliva can transmit certain viruses, fleas on the rats carry certain illnesses, and rats can spread disease by contaminating food with feces. Yikes!
How do you know if you have rats in your home?
If you suspect you have mice in your home, here are some things to look for:
- Droppings–Rats can leave up to 50 droppings per day.
- Holes in food packaging or chew marks on wooden baseboards or doors
- Grease marks on baseboards or walls from a well-traveled rat path
- Rat Nests–a jumble of torn paper, insulation, twigs, and other garbage
- Scratching or chewing noises in your walls
How can you remove rats from your home?
There are some measures that can be taken to prevent or deter rats from taking up residence in your home. Make sure that all food sources are in containers or covered, remove unnecessary clutter from your yard, and make sure any obvious entrances are filled.
If you’ve tried your best and rats are still a problem for you, we suggest hiring a professional Wildlife Control Operator who is trained and licensed for this type of work. We have a number of qualified companies that can help keep rats away from your home. However, a simple internet search will work too.
Once you’ve decided which wildlife removal company to hire, they will begin the process of removing the rats and formulate an exclusion/remediation plan. This plan will be to seal up any entry points to prevent future rats from making their way back into your home and to clean up any mess left behind. They may add a trapping program as well for these resourceful rodents.
How does AAC Distributing help?
You might be wondering what this has to do with our company. Well, at AAC Distributing, LLC we manufacture premium exclusion products. This is just a fancy way for us to say, we make really good products to secure your home against unwanted critter entry and they work for a really long time.
Some products that may help with an exclusion are our XclusionPro Louvered Vent Guard Kit and XclusionPro SignWrap™. Both can be used in a variety of ways to screen off areas of entry and prevent chewing. XclusionPro Foundation Vent Guard is great way to seal off any foundation vents. If your home has vinyl siding, we also offer Kritter Cap PRO which seal the home’s corner posts from unwanted rodents. Wherever those critters are entering, we have a way to stop them.