The last thing you want to discover in your Las Vegas home is a rat infestation. So it's important to understand why rats invade area homes, what you can do to keep them out, and how pest control in Las Vegas can help. Here's what Las Vegas homeowners need to know about rats, the dangerous things they bring onto properties, things that attract them, and the most effective rat control for your Las Vegas home.
Rats are fairly recognizable animals if you can catch a glimpse of them. Larger than mice, with scaly tails and less prominent ears, there's not much to identifying a rat. The problem is that rats are incredibly intelligent and sneaky animals who are not likely to allow you to spot them. You may need to look for other signs of rats in order to identify an infestation. Signs of rats in your home can include:
If you notice these or other signs of rats in your home – or you spot a rat – you'll want to take action quickly before the infestation has more time to spread.
Addressing rats on your property needs to be a top priority because of the damage and disease they can spread. Like all rodents, rats have teeth that grow throughout their lives and they chew almost constantly to prevent these teeth from growing too long. This chewing can damage your personal belongings as well as structural materials in your home, and sometimes even plumbing and electrical lines leading to leaks and fire hazards.
Additionally, rats spread a variety of diseases, including leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and salmonellosis. They are also commonly infested with parasites like ticks and fleas that they will bring into your home and spread to your family and pets. These secondary pests come with their own health risks, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, bartonellosis, and tapeworm. Finally, there is the contamination that results from rat droppings and urine, as well as food contamination.
Rats are exceptionally hard to eliminate once they have nested in your home and begun to breed. Las Vegas residents are far more likely to be successful in preventing rats rather than eliminating a rat infestation. The best way to do this is by limiting access to the factors that attract rats in the first place: food, water, and shelter. You can do a lot to prevent rats in your Las Vegas home by doing things like:
Taking steps to avoid attracting rats is the best approach. These tips should help minimize the risks of a rat infestation, but they are not likely to be enough to eliminate an existing population.
The best way to take control of rats on your Las Vegas property is with help from the professionals at Vantage Pest Control. Rats are invasive pests. They multiply rapidly and present multiple threats to your home and safety. If you are noticing signs of rats on your Las Vegas property, it's important to take action as soon as possible.
Vantage Pest Control is a local company offering outstanding rodent control services with targeted treatments by expert rodent control technicians who are aware of the different pest problems our community faces. We can help you get rid of rats as well as put measures in place to help prevent rats from returning to your home. Call today to find out more about our home pest control options or to request your free estimate over the phone and get started on your path to a rat-free home!
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