There is a major difference between having one rat in your home versus an entire infestation. While a single rat can be dangerous on its own, an entire infestation becomes detrimental to your home and family. Though it is difficult to detect when there is an infestation early on, at the first sign of one, you must take action as soon as possible before the rat population becomes overwhelming.
The Dangers of Rats
When rats get into your home, the results are disastrous. Rats are known to be major carriers of infectious disease. Spreading such diseases as rat-bite fever, Lassa fever, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They are also destructive to the structural integrity of your home as they shred up your insulation and gnaw on wiring which leads to a dangerous fire hazard.
Controlling a Rat Infestation
Removing rats from your home is only part of the treatment, as ensuring that they cannot return to your home is just as important. That is why at Critter Control® of Sarasota we aim to assist you in not just removal but overall prevention of rat infestation in the future with our simple process:
- Inspection: Every infestation is different, so first and foremost we must assess the severity of the situation before we can go further.
- Removal: Once we have an understanding of the infestation’s scale, we can tackle the removal. Depending on the variables of the infestation, we can weigh out different options based on efficiency and safety.
- Restoration: After the rats have been removed, there is still the resulting damages to be dealt with. Destroyed insulation, damaged wires, and droppings left behind all must be fixed and cleaned.
- Prevention: One of the most important steps is preventing further infestation. We will sweep your home in search of points of ingress so they can be sealed and halt any more entry from unwanted intruders.
Halting Rat Infestation with Critter Control®
Nobody wants a rat infestation in their home, but unfortunately, it can happen to almost anybody. That is why at Critter Control® of Sarasota, we offer the highest quality of work and apply our 30+ years to assisting you with your rat problems. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call us today at 941-355-9511.