Waco TX Rat Control
Rat control in Waco TX is in high demand as the cold weather sets in. In a pet store, rats might look cute, but they are a dangerous nuisance if left unattended at your home or office. The most common rat in Waco TX is the roof rat. Occasionally, we will receive calls for the less common Norway rat. Waco TX does not have any recorded cases of the infamous Pizza Rat 🙂
Rats carry harmful diseases and domestic animals. They also will eat and contaminate human and pet food.
In cases where you see the pest itself, an adult roof rat will appear slick and graceful. Its belly is uniform in color. With a pointed muzzle and long ears, it is significantly larger than a house mouse.
Rats will also have larger fecal droppings than mice. Their droppings are typically 1/2″ and banana-shaped.
Quick question. What’s the difference between a rat and a mouse? 15 cents
A rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter whereas a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime.
Roof rats frequently enter buildings from accesses near overhead utility lines or from the roof.
Locate areas where the rats are traveling and have built their shelters. Nests, droppings, footprints, burrows, oil-rub marks, and gnawing help identify the areas that the rats are frequenting. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces.
Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a Waco TX residence. When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard or gnawing.
Rat Control Process
Our Waco TX Rat Control Process begins by identifying areas based on the signs mentioned above. An integrated program could include exclusion, mechanical traps, rodenticides, glue boards, removal of shelter, food, and water.
An 855bugs.com Technician will also identify potential entry points where roof rats are making their way into your home. Exclusion includes sealing these entryways to prevent further entry and exit. Baits and mechanical traps will be placed along their travel ways. Treatment will be customized based on the structure and budget. Your Technician will monitor and adjust as necessary.
Rat Control Tips For Homeowners
- Remove items such as woodpiles, trash piles, and empty boxes that can provide shelter
- Store items at least 18-inches off of the floor with space between the items and the wall
- Remove water and food water sources
- Utilize exclusion by sealing up entry points with sheet metal, concrete, or hardware cloth
Call Us Today to Get Rid of Rats!
Roof rats pose both a health and fire hazards. Take advantage of our free inspection for rat control in Waco TX. Call today – 254-235-2847