Places in your Home that are Likely to Have Rats Nest

Places in your Home that are Likely to Have Rat Nests

Rats are some of the worst pests to deal with. As rodents, they have strong teeth that let them chew their way inside the house and break things apart for nesting material. They will ruin the insides of your walls and cost you hundreds in repairs. Luckily, rats can also be removed from the home, no matter where they are nesting, as long as you use the right approach. If you suspect an infestation in your home, do not hesitate to give Rat Exterminator Oakville a call.

Rats are nocturnal rodents that will feed on practically anything. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, fungi, insects, feces, and carrion are all fair game. The most common species of rat in Canada is the Norway rat, followed by the roof rat. The Norway rat weighs approximately 230 grams and measures up to 40cm long, tail included. It has a rounded snout and shaggy grey or brown fur coat. The roof rat is more slender than the Norway rat and has a darker coat. Signs of a rat infestation in the home include droppings, smear marks, footprints, damaged walls, and scratching sounds coming from the walls at night.

As burrowers, Norway rats naturally nest underground. If you have witnessed rats on your property outdoors, they have probably built tunnels underneath the yard. They may also be nesting in the garage, shed, or greenhouse. Indoors, these rats usually nest in the insulation between the walls of the basement, kitchen, or attic. Norway rats like insulation because it is warm and can be manipulated like earth. Roof rats especially like to nest in attics because they prefer to stay above ground. Both species are attracted to warm, quiet, enclosed areas of the home with easy access to food and water.

If you are currently dealing with a rat infestation in your home, you should get the help of a pest removal company as soon as possible. A licensed technician will perform a thorough inspection of your property to find exactly where the pests are coming from and devise a plan that will get rid of them in the safest and most efficient way possible. The experts at Exterminator Oakville use a combination of rodenticides on the exterior and snap traps on the interior to eliminate the rats quickly. We can also install a one-way door to their entry-point to kick the animals out humanely.

The technicians at Exterminator Oakville are highly experienced in rat removal and pest-proofing. We will seal and block all potential entry-points to stop any more infestations from happening. We also offer cleaning and disinfection services to clean up any nests or messes the animals have left in those hard-to-reach areas of the home. Call Exterminator Oakville today for guaranteed rat control services: 647-560-0354.