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Professional Huyton-With-Roby Rat Control Treatments

Brown RatRats are one of the most serious pest problems homeowners face. Rats can spread disease, cause property damage and may potentially bite if cornered. If you suspect there are rats on your property then you should call Young's pest control. Young's pest control are the experts in the safe and humane pest control treatment.

Why You Should Get Rid Of Rats

Rats have large teeth and will use them to bite if they perceive they are being threatened. Rats will generally try to avoid people but if they are cornered they will bite in order to defend themselves. The danger of rat bites is not just that they are very painful. The saliva of some rat species contains diseases including Hantavirus and Leptospirosis. It is even possible to contract rat-bite fever if bitten by a rat. Rat bites are not that common but when they happen they can be very dangerous. If you suspect there are rats on your property then you need to contact Young's pest control so that they help end your Huyton-With-Roby rat infestation quickly and efficiently.

What Rats Eat

Rats are known as opportunistic feeders. This means that they will feed on a wide range of different foods. This can include anything from the carcasses of other animals to stored food in your kitchen. Some types of rats such as the brown rat prefer to feed on meat scraps whereas the roof rat favours eating fruit. Rats will often be attracted by food to houses. Open food sources such as pet food bowls and garbage cans can bring rats onto the property. There is evidence that the proliferation of food waste in suburban and urban environments is leading to the rise of larger than average sized rats. Young's pest control Huyton-With-Roby rat control technicians can advise you how you can minimise or eliminate the abundance of food sources and us avoid rat problems in the future.

Destruction Caused By Rats

Rats are not just opportunistic feeders they are also very determined when it comes to accessing those food sources. Rats will actually gnaw through virtually anything if they think it will allow them to get at a food source. This is why rats will often cause damage to water pipes, joists and electrical cabling as it ignores its way to an available food source. This can cause significant and expensive damage to the property.

Signs Of A Rat Infestation

If you susperatct that there are rats on your property of the following signs. Rat droppings which are approximately the size of a large piece of rice but black in colour are one of the first things that many homeowners notice. The average rate will leave behind foodie droppings a day and so this is one of the best ways to detect rats on your property. Rats are often also heard before they are seen. You can frequently hear rats as they are present under your floorboards or behind walls. Roof rats can be heard scurrying about your ceiling.

If you have noted any of the signs above then you need to call Young Pest control to get rid of rats inside your home. Young's Pest Control can send one of our professional Huyton-With-Roby rat control technicians to your property to determine the nature of your rat infestation and the best pest control treatment to employ.