How Does Fumigation for Rats Work?

How Does Fumigation for Rats Work?

When dealing with a rat infestation, the combination of noise and contamination may push you to quickly consider extreme rat removal measures, such as fumigation. While fumigation is a well-known method for removing rats that involves tenting your entire home, it’s actually not that practical for removing invasive rats. It can also be extraordinarily costly. Here is what you need to know about fumigation for rats and if it is worth the effort.

Fumigation for Rats: The Process

The basic process of fumigation consists of completely covering a residence with a brightly colored tent and spraying toxic gas inside the home to kill all pests that are nesting and hiding in the walls and other enclosed spaces. Fumigation is most often used to eliminate severe insect infestations, but it can be used for rat infestations, as well.

A single fumigation service will usually take between one to three days. During a fumigation for rats, no one can stay inside the home, so arrangements must be made for you, your family, and your pets to dwell elsewhere until the gas has aired out.

While fumigation will, indeed, kill the rats in your home, that is where the process ends. There is typically no cleanup service that takes place after fumigation. Once complete, it is your responsibility to clean the various surfaces of your home to remove any harsh chemical residue that was used to kill the pests. You must also have the dead rats removed from behind your walls. If not addressed quickly, rotting rat carcasses will begin to decompose and create a nauseatingly foul smell and release dangerous bacteria throughout your home.

Fumigation for Rats: The Cost

In addition to not being the cleanest removal method for rats, fumigation can also be rather pricey. Typically, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1 to $5 per square foot of your home. If you live in an average-sized home, that means that you’ll likely be paying a few thousand dollars for this service.

Rather than spending money on an expensive and complicated service that only kills rats, you may instead want to consider investing in a rat control service that not only kills all nuisance rats but also includes a post-removal disinfection and odor removal service as well as the implementation of preventative measures to ensure you won’t see another rat infestation again.

For a rat removal service that is more effective and affordable than fumigation for rats, turn to the rat control experts at Animal Wildlife Trappers.

Effective and Affordable Rat Control Services

At Animal Wildlife Trappers, our licensed and trained rat control professionals ensure that each rat removal service is safe, effective, and permanent. To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate for our affordable rat removal services, call Animal Wildlife Trappers today at 352-267-0546.

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