Despite growing into larger rodents than mice, rats possess the uncanny ability to squeeze into holes as small as a half of an inch. Even if a hole has not reached a half-inch in size, a rat will use its razor sharp incisors to create a hole large enough to move through. Think about the difficulty of trying to find every hole measuring about one-half of an inch at entry points into your home.
Every member on the team of licensed and bonded rodent removal professionals at Brinker Animal Removal receives comprehensive training in the removal of rats from Arlington, Texas homes. The training begins in house, before our highly rated home services experts participate in certification courses outside of our Arlington, TX facility.
As HAAG certified and GAF Master Elite certified contractors, our team of rat removal experts has earned the reputation for efficiently eliminating rodent nuisances for Arlington, Texas homeowners. How do we start the rat removal process?
We know where to look for potentially dangerous rodents.
Brinker Animal Removal: Overview of Rat Removal in Arlington, Texas
Some rats can grow into adults that weigh a little more than one pound. The most common rat called the Norway rat loves to dig long tunnels and deep burrows located at the edges of a structure. Rats prefer to dig in damp areas such as basements and attached garages. You can also discover rat holes in an attic, a roof, and/or a rafter. If you want to picture what a hole the size of 1/2-inch looks like, take a good look at the tip of your thumb.
In addition to very sharp claws and teeth, rats carry potentially life threatening diseases and illnesses. Salmonella is a frequent illness suffered by homeowners who come in contact with rat feces. The symptoms of salmonella include fever and abdominal cramps. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists Plague, Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis as potential diseases caused by rat fecal matter contamination.
Brinker Animal Removal Knows Where to Search for Rats
After a rat enters a home, it will search for the ideal environment to build a nest. The ideal environment includes materials a rat can gnaw into to create shreds of material for a nest. Common materials rats chew include cardboard, newspapers, and magazines. Chewing softens the materials, which allows rats to build tall and wide nests to keep newborns warm and secure. Rodents such as rats also go to town on drywall, insulation, and electrical wires, which expose you and your family to structural damage and the threat of a fire starting in the attic or basement.
After building a home, a rat typically begins the never ending quest for food and water. With successful searches for food and water come the inevitable discovery of feces and urine that present a grave danger to Arlington, Texas residents. Although rats find their way into kitchens and dry food pantries, the rodents also will detect the presence of food in bedrooms. Brinker Animal Removal can help you devise a strategy that makes access to your food impossible for rats and other types of rodents.
Brinker Animal Removal Tips for Arlington, TX Homeowners
Brinker Animal Removal offers several tips for Arlington, TX homeowners to prevent rats from not only entering, but also staying for considerable time inside of your home. Prevent moisture from leaky pipes and clogged drains from attracting rats. Bring grocery bags full of food immediately into your home and store the food in sealed containers placed in cabinets high off the floor. Store firewood at least 30 feet away from every home entrance point and ensure bushes and shrubs remain trimmed year round.
The most important tip Brinker Animal Removal has for rat removal in Arlington, Texas involves contacting a licensed and bonded rodent removal professional immediately after detecting the presence of rats, mice, or squirrels. Contact our team of rodent removal professionals today receive a free estimate for removing rats from your home.