Rats are small rodents that have incessantly growing front teeth and gnaw constantly on whatever they come in contact with. Though small, they are significantly larger and more fearful than mice. Rats can grow up to 9 inches long and are typically cautious creatures, which helps them to avoid traps.
A rat’s diet differs depending on the species. Roof rats often feed on fruit, as their typical dwelling is in trees, where it is in abundance. Norway rats, those that typically are found on the ground level or below, like food that have a high protein content. You may see these feeding more on your nuts or nut butters, meat scraps, and pet food. If you suspect you have a rat problem, be sure to keep your garbage covered and check your pantry for holes in food containers, as these products have probably been compromised.
Rat Control Methods
Because of their uncertainty about new things, rats are a bit harder to catch than other rodents. As a part of our Crittersafe initiative, we use the safest and most effective tools to control populations of rats in your home whenever possible. However, sometimes humane extermination is necessary to keep your family safe. Each situation is different so scheduling a consultation with us is the best way to find the most efficient plan of action.
Partner with a Professional
When rats invade, we know that it can be unnerving and stressful. With the dangers and damage they bring to your home, who wouldn’t feel that way? At Critter Control® of Ft. Lauderdale, we strive to make the process of rat control simple and effective, so you don’t have to worry about a reoccurring problem. Give us a call at 954-467-6067 for a fast, free estimate today.