“So I was out for my jog a little earlier than usual,” Craig said. “And I hadn’t gone too far – just a few houses down – when I thought I saw a rat in our neighbor’s garage. It was so quick, and I can’t say for certain, of course. But now I’m concerned. What do I need to do to keep rats out of my home?”
Rat Prevention Tips from Rockland Exterminator
It’s important to understand that rats are really smart animals. They’re clever, creative, and determined to provide the best possible quality of life they can for themselves and their many, many children. That means shelter from predators and the elements, as well as a reliable source of food. Those things are easiest to find in people’s houses.
And unlike people, rats don’t discriminate. They will make themselves comfortable in any setting, from the most humble homes or magnificent mansions. Rats don’t care if your house is clean or dirty: they just want to get inside and see what you have to eat.
The problem with rats – aside from their destructive tendencies and the droppings they leave absolutely everywhere – is the fact they carry many dangerous diseases. Given the fact we are already in a heightened state of awareness around COVID right now, eliminating the risk of your family being exposed to other concerns like hantavirus makes sense.
If you see a rat, or signs of rats including property damage and droppings, bring in a Rockland exterminator right away. These skilled professionals use a combination of traps and products to remove the rats from your home, and then will work with you do identify and address the areas where rats are gaining access to your property. Rats are persistent, so the best approach to keeping them out of your home involves securing the property and removing nesting opportunities and access to food.