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The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Cincinnati Property

January 10, 2022 - Rats

There are so many pests that like to invade homes here in Cincinnati. Among the worst of the worst are rats. These furry rodents are adept at breaking into man-made structures and have a reputation for being filthy, noisy, and destructive. If you have trouble with rats outside or inside your home, we are here today to help. Here is how to get rid of rats in Cincinnati while staying safe.

How To Tell If It's Rats On Your Property

There are a few different types of rats that live here in Cincinnati. The good news is that it doesn't matter what kind of rats are inside your home; they all leave behind the same noticeable signs. Here is how to tell how many rats are in your home by the signs they leave behind.

  • Check your pantries and other places you store food for fecal droppings and damage to storage boxes. If you only notice a few signs of damage and pellets of excrement, then your infestation may still be minor.
  • Check your floors and baseboards for grease smears. The dirtier the places rats are hiding, the more likely you will find this sign.
  • Listen for rustling noises late at night. The more pitter-pattering you hear, the larger your infestation.
  • Keep an eye out for rats during the day. If these pests are coming out in broad daylight, it means their living areas are becoming cramped, and food is getting scarce. 

The Damage & Danger Rats Can Cause On Your Property

There are two questions we regularly get about rats. The first is, do rats carry diseases, and what are the diseases rats carry? The second question is, are rats destructive to properties? To start, rats are regular vectors for many different disease-causing organisms. Some organisms they carry inside their bodies are transmitted through their fecal droppings and urine. Others are carried in their fur. Two examples of organisms rats carry in their fur include fleas and ticks. As for the diseases rats carry, they are most known for spreading salmonellosis, hantavirus, and rat-bite fever. As for the question, are rats destructive? The answer to this is a resounding yes! Rats regularly chew holes through walls and boxes of food, gnaw on furniture legs, sever electrical wires, and tear apart things like paper, insulation, and fabrics to build their nests. These pests will also urinate and defecate throughout homes staining and contaminating furniture, clothing, and similar items.

Why Trying To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Own Is A Bad Idea

It doesn't matter if you have small rats or big rats inside your Cincinnati home; trying to handle these pests on your own is always a bad idea for a few reasons. First, interacting with rodents of any kind is a good way to get bitten. Another reason you shouldn't try to handle rats on your own is that they are intelligent. It is not uncommon for these pests to adapt to avoid traps and even learn how to trigger them and steal bait without being harmed. Finally, rats reproduce rapidly. If you don't handle your infestation quickly, they will make pink baby rats and make your problem a lot worse

The Safe & Effective Way To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Property

To quickly get rid of rats from your Cincinnati home, hire the experts at 1 Stop Pest Control. Our team of licensed and highly trained technicians understands how to get rid of rats and offers advanced home pest control options to help homeowners in our community identify, eliminate, and prevent these pests.

Call today to learn more about how 1 Stop Pest Control can help with your rodent problems.

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