Rat problems are common and as a homeowner you have to be very careful – once rats establish themselves they do a lot of damage. When many people think of rat infestations they think of them as rodents that will run around the home and steal food. While this is true, there is something you should be more worried about – rats will eat through any wood structure including any that may be part of your home. In the long run you may end up spending thousands of pounds on property repairs. There are several signs that will help you know that you have rodent problems. You may hear them scurrying about in the ceiling in the night when everything is quiet. You may also find rat droppings in the morning – they look like tiny, black pellets. You may also find that food that isn’t kept away properly has been eaten. When their numbers are really high you will see one from time to time. You may also find that they have eaten through furniture.
The important thing to do when you suspect that you have a rodent infestation is to get rid of them immediately – they multiply rather fast and in a few months what was just a couple of mice have become dozens. Some home owners believe that rat poison will do the trick. The truth is that while they may die from eating it, the problem is that they die in hard to reach places all around your property. Sooner or later the smell of decomposition will settle in your home. Rat traps are not the solution either – you will not be able to get rid of more than one rat at a time. The best way to get rid of a rat infestation is to call in a professional exterminator. They have the tools and chemicals necessary to make sure that they get every last rat. They also get rid of their nests, something you may not be able to do yourself. The best thing is that they block all the little entrances that allowed rats to get into your home in the first place.
One such company is Avon Pest Control. Our rat extermination services are available in Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Coventry & surrounding areas. We have all the right equipment and the chemicals that they use are environmentally friendly. Once we kill the rats they take them away so that you don’t have to deal with them. We are also quick and discreet – your neighbours will never know that you have exterminators come to your home. You can find out more on our website, http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/