When you notice a rat running through your yard, what should you do? The answer to that question depends on the rat. Different rats do different things. If you see a brown rat, you may not have to worry. Brown rats do well in the tunnels they dig in the ground. They don't have to get into man-made structures. That brown rat may just be passing through. As long as it lives somewhere other than on your property, you may not have to do anything. If you see a black rat, that is another matter altogether. Black rats commonly get into structures and live. While brown rats can do this as well, they're not prone to it. Black rats have earned the name house rat because of their love of being indoors. Unfortunately, this information isn't going to help you all that much because it is rare to actually see a rat. You're far more likely to see signs of rats. Our topic today is how to tell if you have rats, how concerned should you be, and what is the most effective way to get rid of rats in Las Vegas.
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When rats are in your yard, there are ways you can tell. The warning signs are different for black and brown rats. Let's look at each.
Brown Rats: These rats are known as Norway rats, but they are common in every corner of the world. When they come into your yard, they're likely to dig holes underneath yard clutter, particularly stacked wood, wooden pallets, cardboard, and junk. When these rats explore your exterior, you may find their black droppings. Rat droppings are larger than a grain of white rice, which is more than twice the size of mouse droppings. Brown rats are big rodents. Their droppings are larger than the droppings of black rats as well.
Black Rats: These rats are known as roof rats. They love to climb trees and get into structures through high entry points. If these rats are on your property, you may have to inspect your roof to find warning signs. You may see holes created by these rats, but they won't be in the ground. You'll find their holes in eaves, soffits, shingles, seals around roof penetrations, and your chimney. You may find their droppings in sheltered areas, such as roof soffit intersections.
Indoors, both of these rats can give you warning signs. The signs they provide are similar to the signs mice leave. Here are a few points to consider as you interpret the evidence.
Once you know that you have rats in your property, what is next? Is it a big deal to have a rat infestation?
Rats are notorious commercial pests. They can cause businesses to fail health inspections. These animals are a health threat. Whether you're looking to keep them out of your business or your home, there are a few things you should know.
At the first sign of rat activity, it is wise to take action. Let's look at the best way to stop rats in Las Vegas.
Contact a pest control service provider. Rats are clever animals and they are hard to capture. If you do manage to capture a rat or two, you might think you've solved your problem when you actually haven't. Doing this will allow rats to continue to present a threat to health and property. A professional uses a field-tested strategy.
If you're in Las Vegas, contact Vantage Pest Control for rodent control service for your home. We use bait, snap traps, and sticky traps, based on your preferences. We apply these methods according to trusted strategies. If needed, we do minor exclusion work and seal rodent entry points with wire mesh, netting, or caulking material.
Once your rodents are gone, what is next? You will need to take steps to prevent future infestations. Here are our best recommendations.
If you have higher than normal rodent pressures, remember that Vantage Pest Control is always available to assist you. We offer ongoing rodent control with our residential and commercial pest control service plans. We can give you the extra protection you need to make sure rats never get inside. Reach out to us today, we can help!
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