As the fall season gets underway and homeowners get ready for the cold winter to come, pest problems that went undetected in the summer may begin to come to light. You may have missed the signs of a rat infestation when you were busy enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with your family, but now that you are spending more time indoors, you should pay careful attention to those scratching sounds.
Wait until the house is quiet, until all the kids have gone to bed and the TV is turned off for the night. Listen carefully for scratching and scuffling noises coming from above your head. If you have a rat infestation in your home, chances are those scuffling noises in the night will be the first sign of a problem.
Night Time Noises
If you hear scuffling noises at night coming from your attic, you should suspect roof rats. These common household pests are a real problem, and if you ignore the issue, you could end up with an infestation that is out of control.
Rodents, including roof rats, are renowned for their breeding ability, and a single pair of roof rats could create hundreds of offspring in just a few months. That is why swift action is so important, and why calling Contractor’s Best Pest Solution is so important. You should not try to fight an infestation of roof rats on your own – you need professional help to get these troublesome pests under control. In 95% of roof rat infestations, you will be able to hear scuffling noises at night, so listen carefully – and get ready to call Contractor’s Best Pest Solution.
Keeping Rats Out of Your Roof
The best way to deal with a roof rat infestation is to prevent it from occurring, but that is often easier said than done. There are a number of proactive steps you can take to make your home less attractive to not only roof rats but other household pests as well.
You can start by making sure you store food in airtight containers, since many roof rats originally come in looking for a snack. Denying them the food they are looking for is one of the best ways to prevent them from coming in.
You should also regularly check your roof and attic for small gaps and spaces where rats could enter. Roof rats can enter your home through the tiniest of crevices, so sealing those cracks is absolutely vital. Making your home less attractive to these household invaders is the best way to stop them from calling your house their home.
If you hear scuffling noises in the night, chances are there are already rats in your roof. At Contractor’s Best Pest Solution, we are your roof rat experts, and we can send these unwanted creatures packing. Just give us a call to discuss your concerns and see how we can help.
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