How to Know Rats Are in Your Attic – Critter Control Tallahassee

Rats present a variety of dangers to you and your family, and their activity shutterstock_376068865damages the structure of your home. Catching them early is important to minimize health risks and structural damage. If you notice any of the following, it may be a good idea to call a pest control expert:

  1. Noises in your walls, ceiling, or floors. Rats fit into small spaces. Anywhere a rat’s skull can fit, its body can follow. This allows the rodents to slink around within the structure of your home. Scratching and thumping, particularly at night, is a telltale sign there are rodents sharing your home.
  1. Strong odors. A single rat can produce more than 30 fecal pellets every day, in addition to the urine it creates. A quick visit to the attic usually gives away their presence by smell alone.
  1. Chew marks, especially in the kitchen. Rats attempt to open packages such as bread bags as they travel through your home. Keep an eye out for small bites on food wrappers or other materials.

Call the Experts

Rats carry a variety of bacteria and viruses that can infect your family and your pets. Bites, scratches, fecal contact, and even breathing contaminated air can transmit disease, so it’s important rats in the attic are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Critter Control® of Tallahassee offers a complete solution. We create a plan, remove the pests, and even clean and repair your home. When it comes to keeping you and your family safe, trust Tallahassee’s experts. If you believe you have a rat infestation and would like to schedule a free consultation, call us today at 850-745-4111.




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