Live traps, beeping devices, oils, fogs, and other rodent-deterring products—you’ve just about tried everything under the sun to get rid of your rat problem. And after a long, hard-fought battle, you can now pat yourself on the back for a job well done (those beady-eyed little beasts never stood a chance). Finally, you can breathe a little easier knowing that your rat control Port Moody methods worked and rodents are out of your life and your home for good—or are they?
Rats are a clever, resourceful bunch, capable of surviving almost anything you can possibly throw at them. So how do you know—I mean really know—that you rat problem is gone? Here are some tell-tale signs that you STILL have rats in your home.
Rats are pooping machines, so it’s probably the first thing you’ll notice if they are still hanging out in your home. Keep an eye out for fresh droppings around areas where rats conjugate or eat. For example, look in drawers or cupboards, under sinks, and near food sources. If you find a fresh mess, you could have another rat problem (literally) on your hands.
Dogs are, paws-down, winners when it comes to nose sensitivity. Believe it or not, Fido’s sense of smell is forty times better than ours, meaning their super sniffer can detect rodents well before yours can. So, if your dog (or even your cat for that matter) is suddenly getting antsy in certain areas of your home, it might time for a new rat control Port Moody solution.
Fresh Gnaw Marks
Did you know that rats’ teeth never stop growing? It’s true. In order to survive, rats must constantly gnaw to wear down their choppers. Otherwise, their incisors could grow straight through their brains. Needless to say, if rats are roaming your rooms, they’ve probably left behind a slew of fresh gnaw marks for you to find. Check for them on food packaging, furniture, baseboards, flooring and other areas in and around your home.
Rats are creatures of habit, preferring to stick around when things are good. So, when it comes to their foraging paths, they’ll rarely stray too far away from them, making it fairly easy to track them down. Grab a flashlight and carefully inspect areas for smudge marks, footprints, urine, or droppings. Still, have a rat problem? Maybe it’s time to step up your game. After coming up short on winning the war on rats, you’ll need to get some serious help from the pros.
Here at Solutions Pest Control, we understand what it takes to successfully get rid of rats.
Our team of fully trained rat control Port Moody specialists have all the know-how, equipment, and effective products to make your rat problem go away for good.