Rat Control, Rodent Removal & Rat Extermination Pest Control Services
The brown rat is the most common rat found in and around our cities. The brow rat is a true omnivore taking advantage of a wide range of food sources made available by nature and humans. Brown rats generally live in large groups with a hierarchy in place within the rat colony. Brown rats also known for burrowing extensive tunnels usually adjacent to an object or structure as the rats use the tunnel systems for food storage and shelter along with prime location for thermo regulated nest sites.
Brown rats can reproduce year round, providing conditions are acceptable with female rats, most female rats can have up to five litters a year. Brown rats can carry a number of pathogens, that can cause disease, but in most cases where disease was contracted it was a result of domesticated cats eating infected rats with the disease spreading to humans.
Brown Rat Identification
Brown rats can weigh anywhere from 175 to 500 grams with reddish to greyish brow hair. The average lifespan of the brown rat is about one year, rats mature a few months after birth with a 3 week gestation period. One female brown rat can give birth to 5 to 8 litters a year.
Did You Know?
A pair of brown rats can produce as many as 2,000 descendants in a year if left to breed unchecked. (A rat matures sexually at age three to four months.)
- Repair structural damage to eliminate rat and rodent entry points for pest rat control.
- Rat exclusion techniques for rat control.
- Yearly pest rat control program.
- Rat bait station for pest rat control.
- Snap trap pest rat control.
- Professional licensed rat exterminator recommended for proper rat control and rat removal services.
- Inspect for rat droppings to be on alert to implement rat control program.
- Good rat control and prevention house keeping which is a part of rat control program.
- Inspect for holes made by rats.
- Inspection by trained pest rat control, licensed exterminator.
- A yearly rat control program implemented by a licensed rat control exterminator.
Frequently asked rat control and rat extermination questions.
- Q. How do I tell if I have a rat infestation and need rat control.
- A. Regular inspections for signs of rats like tunnels, chewing, tracks as well as rat droppings will be the first indicator you may need rat control exterminator. Rats will also leave smears on the walls around entry points which is a good sign to implement a rat control program.
- Q. Can rats transmit disease to humans?
- A. Yes rats can transmit disease to humans as rats contaminate food containers and food with a number of viruses making rat control important to the safety of your family.
- Q. Will rats damage my home?
- A. Rats can cause extensive damage to your home by chewing holes in walls, electrical wires etc. Having a rat control program implemented will save you lots of money in home repairs.
- Q. When do you see rats?
- A. Rats are most active at night as rats are nocturnal rodents, if you are seeing rats in numbers in the daylight it could be a sign of a rat infestation and have a pest rat control program implemented immediately
- Q. Where do rats live in my home?
- A. Rats can live inside the walls, attic, floors and rats can burrow extensive tunnels in and around your property.
Rats and mice can carry a variety of diseases