Rats are an unfortunate convenience for many residents of Fort Worth, as they often try to infiltrate our homes and businesses seeking shelter and a place to nest. Rats can sneak through even the smallest hole in a roofing soffit or crack in a foundation, and an infestation can quickly double in size if not addressed quickly, resulting in expensive damage and health risks for your family.
Rats bring disease and destruction with them that should not be underestimated. These critters have a tendency to leave urine and droppings wherever they go, exposing your family to dangerous infectious diseases like Hantavirus or Leptospirosis. Potential damages to your home include:
- Gnawing through wires and pipes, leading to floods or risk of fire
- Damaging your ceiling, walls, and isolation as their feces and urine soak in
- Using attic and wall insulation as nesting material, driving your heating and cooling costs up
Because of the risks that rats pose to your health, we never recommend that you try and remove them on your own. Not only are most DIY traps only marginally effective, but they are dangerous to use around in the presence of children or pets. If you find yourself with a rat infestation, you should always hire a professional removal service like Critter Control® of Fort Worth.
Let the Experts Help
With over three decades of experience in rat removal, you can trust Critter Control® of Fort Worth to quickly and safely remove the nuisance critters from your home. For any questions or to schedule your home consultation, call us today at 469.805.6267.