Rats have been a problem in locations where humans congregate to live and work for millennia. The pesky rodents use human communities as a food source and individual dwellings to build nests and shelter. If you suspect you have rats in your home, know that it’s a potentially serious problem. Rats can spread deadly disease to both humans and domestic pets. And they can do real damage to the walls, roof and sub-structure of your home or out-buildings.

What Can You Do?

There are a number of DIY solutions to deal with rat infestations. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place poisoned bait to kill them. You can also take steps to ensure they don’t return by sealing up points of entry. But you will also need to access and clean up dead bodies and potentially toxic urine and feces – which can be tricky if the mess is behind walls. In all, it’s an unsavory and dangerous job.

Let The Professionals Help

Rather than tackling a rat infestation yourself, it may make better sense, and be money well spent, to call in an expert. A pest and wildlife control professional will humanely remove the rodents, clean and seal the area, and also offer preventative advice so they don’t come back.

Critter Control® of Jacksonville has been erasing residential and commercial rodent infestation problems for more than three decades. Our experts practice safe and humane home pest removal techniques guaranteed to solve your problem the first time. Call or contact us for an estimate today.