Nothing is worse than finding a rat in your home. These critters are not only frightening, but can also be dangerous and destructive. Finding a rat, however, is only the first step in a long process of riding your home of them. So if you’ve seen a rat, or their tell-tale droppings, what should you do next? After the initial sighting you must locate where it’s living. Only after you’ve done this can you take steps towards eliminating them with Weiser rat control.
Common Rat Hiding Places
Like most pests, rats love hiding places that are warm, quiet, and dark. Another factor is access to food and water. Especially in the winter months, rats seek shelter in places that are warm and have food easily accessible. Because of this, pantries or storage rooms are the most likely locations to find a rat in your home. Here are some other common rat hiding places:
- firewood stacks
- compost piles
- behind garbage cans
- inside walls
- drains and sewers
Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint where your rat is living by sight of the critter alone. Here are some other signs that might point you in the right direction. Look out for places where you see:
- rat droppings
- teeth marks on floorboards or walls
- dark smudges along beams, rafters, pipers, or walls
- food containers such as pet food bags, cereal boxes, bird seed, or grains that are chewed open
Once you have located your rat’s hiding place, it is important to move forward with Weiser rat control. There are some DIY solutions that can be effective such as setting traps, laying poison, or luring them out with food and trying to catch them. While all of these can be effective, they often only result in waster time, money, and effort. Rat can be tough critters to eliminate! Here at Get Lost Pest Control, we suggest using a licensed pest control technician to help you with your Weiser rat control needs. Our rat eliminate program will not only quickly solve your rat infestation, but also identify areas that might be drawing rats to your home and work with you to resolve those problem areas.