Rats are really nasty creatures. They have a reputation for being dirty, disease spreading pests, and they really do live up to that reputation. If you have them in your home or business, you want to get them out ASAP. Getting rid of them on your own can be a challenge, which is why the pros at Holder’s offer exceptional rat control solutions for both the residential and commercial sector. Do you think you have these pests and are you wondering how to get rid of them? Here are a few tips on how to identify a rat infestation and a few more tips on what you can do to prevent them.

Signs of a rat infestation:

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  • Gnawed materials, including plastic and wood.
  • Rodent droppings- these look like elongated dark brown or black pellets; they resemble grains of rice.
  • Grease or smear marks along walls, baseboards and floorboards. These are areas where rats frequently travel; they rub their fur on walls or the floor as they move, which leaves the telltale greasy mark.

Actually identifying a rat on your property is pretty obvious, but click here for more info on rat identification.

Rat prevention tips:

To prevent rats, you must make your environment unwelcoming to these pests. This can include keeping food under wraps, eliminating possible entry areas, improving sanitation efforts and eliminating areas of clutter in which rats can hide.

It is important to get rid of rats the moment you realize they are invading your space. These pests are known for spreading diseases, including rat-bite fever, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, the plague and tularemia.

Rats are known for their constant need to gnaw to keep their front teeth short. They will damage belongings as well as the structure of your home or commercial facility while satisfying their need to gnaw. They will also use your belongings or even structural elements to help them create their nests.

If you suspect you have rats in Houston, contact the pros at Holder’s. We know how to get rid of rats and can offer exceptional rodent control services. We can also offer solutions to help prevent these pests from returning to your home or business. For more information on roof rats or to learn more about our services, please contact us today!