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How To Avoid Rats In Your Home This Winter

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HOW TO AVOID RATS IN YOUR HOME THIS WINTER

Often, when the temperature drops and the nights get chillier we prefer to stay indoors in the warmth. Unfortunately, rats are no different. When it comes to survival, rats will find warmer locations to dwell in through the colder months.

As the winters begin in Cornwall, rats will constantly seek out shelter, warmth and food in order to survive the harsh cold temperatures. 

WHY DO RATS ENTER YOUR HOME

It’s a common misconception that rats hibernate during the winter. They don’t. This is why they need to ensure their survival through finding sufficient shelter and food.

These are the most common reasons for rats to enter your home. Therefore increased sightings during the colder months.

WHERE WILL YOU FIND RATS IN YOUR HOME

  • Attic
  • Basements
  • Cabinets
  • Closets
  • Drawers
  • Empty wardrobe

WHAT ARE THE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF A RAT INFESTATION

Rats tend to leave obvious signs throughout your home that can show you, you have an infestation. The most common signs are:

  • Burrows
  • Footprints
  • Rat Droppings
  • Rub Marks
  • Scratching Noises

If you see any of the above signs, it’s important to contact us immediately and enquire about our pest control services. Rats can be dangerous and can transfer various dangerous diseases to both pets and humans.

HOW TO PREVENT AN RAT INFESTATION

Firstly, it’s imperative that you do not create an environment that is inviting to rats. This means doing the following to keep your home rate free.

  • Keep your house tidy. Do not provide them with the opportunity to infest.
  • Do not provide convenient places for them to hide. Seal all potential entry points.
  • Do not keep food lying around. Store it in proper containers.
  • Use proper methods to discard food sources as they prefer rubbish.
  • Keep your doors and windows closed.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A RAT INFESTATION

It may still be possible to have a rat infestation even if you have followed all of the pointers above in the event that your home or business has a rat infestation, call our team of expert pest controllers immediately. Rodents are very clever and may always find a way into your home.

PEST CONTROL CORNWALL

For experienced pest controllers in Cornwall, our team of highly trained experts are adept at fixing rat infestations in both residential and commercial properties. We offer affordable, effective and efficient pest control services to the surrounding areas of Cornwall.

Find out more about our pest control services and how we can help you with the removal of pests from your property.