As the weather cools and gets damp, these unwelcome guests often enter attics through vents, cracks, and crevices. Rats can fit through holes smaller than a quarter. Their nearly constant gnawing can destroy electrical systems, heating vents, and insulation, in addition to leaving behind a smelly, hazardous mess.
If you find signs of rodents or their droppings in your home, take precautions to clean up the area safely.
- Seal up holes or gaps in your home to prevent rodents from returning.
- Clean up any sources of food or water, and items that might provide shelter for rodents.
- Eliminate rodents in and around your home with snap traps or bait. Remember, you don’t have to deal with rats on your own. Call a pest care professional to control the problem and institute preventative measures.