Have you found droppings inside your home or business? What about in areas close to a kitchen or a pantry? If you answered yes, then you likely have a rat problem. These small pests can easily enter your property through a half-inch opening, finding shelter in hard to reach areas that may go unnoticed by the human eye. The experts at CJB Pest and Mosquito Control have decades of experience when it comes to helping home and business owners live a pest-free life.
We are proud to be your leading source for rat control services. We'll inspect your property, looking for signs of activity and entry points, before customizing a rodent control program to help rid these unwanted pests and ensure they do not come back.
Your Trusted Rat Exterminator
At CJB Pest and Mosquito Control, we understand how stressful a rat infestation can be for any home or business owner. To ensure we take care of your issue both promptly and effectively, our methods for rat control include:
Detailed inspection to seal openings and reduce breeding or harborage areas
Exterior and interior bait station set up, snap traps, and dusting of burrows for quick elimination
Weekly monitoring until the population is gone
Removal of any dead rodents following treatment
Rats are not typically a home or business owner’s problem, but a neighborhood problem that has found its way to your property. Rats are efficient scavengers and can nest in and around:
- Crawl spaces
- Sheltered areas
- Near a consistent food source
- And more
For effective rat control it is important to eliminate as many environmental food sources as possible such as garbage, bird seed, dog feces, etc. Exterior control and treatment for crawl spaces is the most popular strategy to eliminate rats quickly. Interior control is also available. Rats will enter the home through pipe chases and holes they chew through floor and walls.
Removing Food Source
Rats eat both human food and dry pet food, which is why they are attracted to homes seeking both food and shelter in the same place. So if you feel you have a rat infestation, make sure you store all your fresh grains, dry pet food, and meats out of reach. As rats can climb to reach food, it will be best to store these foods properly. Rats require only ½ to 1-ounce liquid water per day, especially when they are on a dry food diet. Keep in mind that rats have a keen sense of smell, hearing, and taste.
They can climb to find shelter, and run fast to save themselves. So the first thing you should do is seal off any area that is bigger than ½ inch. So they cannot get in easily, or chew their way in by making small openings bigger.
Rats have the ability to carry six to twelve litters at one time, and they are born after twenty-three days of mating. These newborns reach full maturity in approximately three months and start breeding on their own. The peak seasons of breeding are during spring and fall. Every female rat can give birth from 4 to 6 times in one year, which means, a single female rat will result in 72 more. They live up to eighteen months, but in most cases, many of them die before they reach one year.