Rat Prevention and Control Services
As with most things in life, when it comes to rat control techniques, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Most clients of ours come to us once an infestation is already underway, but without proper preventative measures, even if you do clear out your rodent infestation they will inevitably return.
Whether you live in an urban or suburban area, there are going to be rats outside your home. Wherever there is a significant human population, there are rats surviving on our refuse. Rats tend to be survivors, and are relentless in finding different ways into your home. Green Rat Control uses preventative techniques to seal your home against intruders, keeping rats from getting into your attic, walls, basement, commercial building or other property. We find the entry holes rat’s use to get into your home and seal them shut, preventing rats from entering in the future.
There are two main factors that expose your house to possible rat infestations. If you live in an urban or suburban area with a rat population, and if your property offers food, water and shelter you are likely to find rodents. Rats like to find a place where they can scavenge, and hide their young away in a nest. Locations like attics, garages, and basements are prime locations for rats.
Rat Prevention Steps
- Remove debris from the property. (This includes compost piles)
- Seal all gaps leading into the house.
- Do not leave pet food out or garbage uncovered
- A cat may help, but is only a partial solution
Ineffective RatPrevention Techniques
- Rat repellents: Ammonia, mothballs, cat urine.
- Ultra Sonic repellant devices
- Bird of Prey decoys
Find all entry points and seal them against future intrusions!
The best method of keeping rats out of your home is to stop them from getting inside at all. Outside the home rats are far less of a nuisance, but once they get inside they can lead to all sorts of problems. Once they get in they will be leaving droppings in the attic, scurrying through the walls, invading the pantry and generally spreading contamination.
Our method is to prevent the rats from getting in, we seal up all the entry holes so rats can no longer enter. A hole only need be about the size of a quarter for a rat to make it through.
At Green Rat Control we use a technique for sealing these holes with steel mesh or metal flashing which rats cannot chew through. We also use a polyurethane sealant to stop air flow, which prevents rats from smelling for gaps that they can chew through.
Without proper preventative measures it will be impossible to keep your rodent problem for returning.