It’s Getting Colder Outside so Keep an Eye Out for Rats Seeking Refuge in Your Home

Imagine you were a rat in the autumn and winter months when the weather turns cold. What would you do? Rats and mice are mammals and during the winter months, they need to seek refuge in warm places. There is no better place for them to hide than in your home. Not only are they warm and cosy, there is plenty of food for them to feed on – any food that you leave out on the kitchen or that ends up on the floor is enough to keep them fed. The problem is how fast rats multiply – there can be dozens of them in just a few months.

Not only do rats carry diseases, they are also very destructive creatures. They will gnaw on wood, carpets and even clothes if they can get to them. They also ruin insulation and could end up costing you a lot of money. You need to get rid of rat infestations in your home as soon as you are aware of their presence. You will know because they leave little black droppings on the floor. You can also hear them scurrying around in the dead of night usually in the ceiling and in the crawl space.

You may be tempted to get rid of the mice yourself using rat poison. The problem with this approach is that you may kill some rats but not all of them. Also, the ones that die usually die in tight spaces and since you may not be able to reach their bodies you will have to live with the smell. A mouse trap may work but you would need a bunch of them if you were to get rid of rodent infestations. So what is the best solution?

You should hire a professional rodent removal company like Avon Pest Control if you want to successfully get rid of all rats in your home. We have been doing it for years and have the necessary equipment, chemicals and experience to get rid of rat infestations. We understand that no one wants their neighbours knowing that they have rats in their home and that is why we are discreet – we will come to your home in an unmarked van and work fast and efficiently so that in no time, your home will be completely rat-free. To ensure that you don’t get rats again we block all the holes where they can crawl through.
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