What if a rat got inside my house, bedroom, kitchen, etc.
Rats aren’t particularly pleasant creatures, and we definitely wouldn’t recommend having wild rats loose in your
home or property. But if one did, you shouldn’t panic. Getting rid of this rat, and the rat-friends, family and
rat-babies that are probably in tow, isn’t going to be the most fun project you’ll ever have to do, but it is
essential. They are dirty creatures, although we're sure they don't mean to be, and they can bring with them a
whole host of diseases, all of which can affect humans quite badly.
Q fever is just one of those diseases, and you can add Weil’s disease to the list, as well as the plague, and viral
hemorrhagic fever too. That's before you get into the idea of rabies (which humans VERY RARELY contract from rats),
and also ticks and please too. We’ve all seen the damage that those creepy little bugs can do!
If a rat is inside your home or commercial property, you will need to get it out. That should go without saying. You
will need to find the right method to get it out, but there is something more important than that. You will first need
to figure out how the little critter got in, in the first place. If you don’t locate that spot, and then seal it up using
a polyurethane sealant and steel mesh wiring or aluminum flashing, your rat will keep coming back, and so will its friends
If you don’t know what you are looking for, you might find that hunting out rat holes is quite damage, and you will need to
perform quite the extensive inspection of your home to ensure you have found every crack and crevice these animals could be
using to get inside. You might want to hire a professional - a company like us, for example - to get the entire job done
properly. We perform a 32-point inspection process of your home, and we use that, along with our decade of experience in
the wildlife removal field, to identify the signs of rat activity. We look for urine and feces, of course, but we also look
for the staining that the rats leave as they move around your home. This staining is a grease-mark from the rat’s fur.
For more rat information, visit our rat removal tips page, or for more specific how-to instructions, read the how to get rid of rats page with 6 step-by-step instructions.
If you have a problem with rats above your ceiling in your house, read my rats in the attic guide. The most important part of rat control is sealing shut entry holes into the building, but after
you've done that, you'll want to know how to kill rats humanely to complete the rat control job. If you need to hire professional help in your city, click on my directory of over
200 rat removal companies servicing 95% of the USA. we can help your with your rat problem!
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