Rats can easily become a nuisance if left undisturbed by chewing through wires, insulation and even your home’s structure. Rats can also carry several diseases, including hantavirus and rat-bite fever. Here are a few ways to get rid of rats if you notice they’re in your attic.
Good Ways to Get Rid of Rats
- Seal Gaps
Rats can fit through a space the size of your thumb. Inspect your attic for any gaps or cracks in the walls, floorboards, or pipes. Use wire wool, caulk, or cement to seal any spaces rats can enter through.
- Keep Your Attic Clean
While your attic may be used mostly for storage, it’s important to make sure anything kept up there is organized and properly sealed away. The more clutter you have in your attic, the more spots there are for rats to hide. Replace any cardboard boxes with plastic bins that rats cannot chew through. Rats will be much less likely to stay in your attic if the space is clean and mess-free.
- Tidy Up Your Yard
Rats are excellent climbers, and anything close to your home’s exterior gives them a boost to climb up the walls and into your attic. They can also jump and use trees near your home to launch themselves onto the roof. Trim back any overhanging tree branches or limbs near your roof to be a few feet away from your home, and get rid of any piles of wood or debris on the side of the house.
- Eliminate Food Sources
Rats can find several sources of food in your home, like in your pantry, pet bowls, and even your trash. Keep perishable goods in sealed containers, and make sure your lid is tightly shut on your trash can.
- Call a Rat Removal Professional
The most effective way to get rid of rats in your attic is to call a wildlife removal specialist. Instead of trying to deal with these pests yourself and risking injury or disease, a professional will know what to look for and how to safely remove them. Fortunately, the expert team at Animal Wildlife Trappers is here to help.
Get Rid of Rats Fast with Animal Wildlife Trappers
For high-quality rat removal services, rely on the expert team at Animal Wildlife Trappers. Our licensed and trained technicians have the equipment and experience to provide you with safe removal services that ensure the nuisance wildlife is permanently removed. To schedule an appointment and receive a free rat removal estimate, call us today at 352-267-0546.