Got Rats? Thank Columbus

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.
By |2014-02-10T16:54:11+00:00October 8th, 2012|Categories: Rats|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.

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