Before you climb into the attic to face your rat infestation, contact the wildlife management professionals at Critter Control® of Ft Worth. We will provide a FREE home inspection to identify where at your home rodents are getting in and a solution to get rid of rats forever.
Scary Noises in the Ceiling?
You probably have Rats in the Attic
The idea of rats in the attic is repugnant, but many homeowners end up with rats in their attics without even knowing it. This often happens because one rat was able to slip in through an unsecured screen, unsealed doorway, or other opening. Over time, more rats enter your home because they see it as a prime location for food and shelter. Critter Control of Ft. Worth has dealt with rats in attics for years. We are eager to help all our customers get rid of rat infestations.
Why Rats Like Your Attic
Rats are attracted to attics for several reasons. The first is that attics are largely uninhabited. Most people use them as storage spaces, which give rats plenty of dark, secluded corners in which to set up nests. Rats also feel safe exploring the attic, running through rafters and eaves, making paths, and clawing at the walls. Once a rat makes a path, it will use it over and over. This eventually wears down your attic’s insulation and can cause severe damage.
Rats also enjoy gnawing on things, and your attic is a veritable buffet. Rats commonly chew on insulation, electrical wiring, and building materials such as wood. Look for long, prominent teeth marks in these areas.
Why You Should Get Rid of Rats
Rats are some of the most dangerous rodents homeowners can encounter. They are wary and may attack if they feel cornered. That’s why it’s important not to leave rat killing to your dog or cat. Your pet can easily get bitten and contract diseases carried by rat bites. These diseases include rat bite fever and in rare cases, the bubonic plague. Rats also carry fleas, ticks, and other insects that can make life miserable for both pets and humans.
Even if you set rat traps, it’s not likely all the rodents will be caught. In fact, if you have an infestation, count on at least one rat to use human or pet food as a nourishment source or chew your insulation.
So if you think you have rats or other pests in your home, don’t wait and don’t do it yourself. Contact our rat control experts. We’ll help get rid of rats and rodents in your Ft Worth home today. Call us 24/7 at 817-222-1101 or fill out a Contact Us form and one of our technicians will be with you.