Rats have been around for countless centuries and have been plaguing mankind for just as long. They are notorious for spreading disease and parasites, and actually have much to do with the fueling of the dark age’s, black plague. The plague, or “the black death” as it was commonly called, lasted from 1347 to 1352 and killed 25 million people. If you have a rat problem in your home or office contact Chicago rat removal for immediate services.
That is definitely a lot of fire power for such a small furry rodent, but with the advancement of medicinal science and pest control, mankind of today no longer need fear another pandemic like that of the dark ages. Rats of the present however, are just as destructive, although in other ways, as ever they were. Rats can infest homes, chewing through wire, woodwork, pipe, and even through brick. They nest indoors during colder weather, often times in extremely large numbers, and can cause severe damage to your home and to your wallet. So, how do you prevent a rat infestation?
To keep your home free of these pesky rodents, you have to eliminate what makes it appealing to them. Rats are attracted to food and shelter, deny them this, and they will not invade your abode. Always make sure food is tightly sealed and never left opened and freely laying on floors, counters, in cupboards or in pantries. Always make sure garbage is properly disposed of. Keep garbage in garbage bags inside of cans with tightly fitting lids. Keep the kitchen and general common areas of your home in tidy order. Make sure to vacuum regularly and to clean up any spills as they occur.
To prevent an infestation, you must also block all possible ways in which rats can enter your home. This may mean patching up any and all holes you might have in your lower walls, open spaces beneath outside doors, and any possible entry points, from the outside of your basement or cellar. These tips should keep you rodent free, but what if you already have an active rat infestation? How do you go about rat removal and how do you do it humanely?