Rats Pest Control
Norway rats are primarily nocturnal and have physical capabilities that enable them to gain entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, jumping, swimming, and other tactics. They usually become active about dusk, when they begin to seek food and water. Some individuals may be active during daylight hours when rat populations are high. Rats have poor eyesight, relying more on their hearing and their excellent senses of smell, taste, and touch. Rats use their keen sense of smell to locate food items and to recognize other rats.
Adult Norway rats weigh an average of 1 pound and their fur is coarse and usually brownish or reddish gray above and whitish gray on the belly. Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases. Norway rats usually construct nests in below-ground burrows or at ground level. Nests may be lined with shredded paper, cloth, or other fibrous material.
Treatment and Customer Preparation
Graduate will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for evidence of rat activity and their possible entry points. We’ll make recommendations for corrective actions and treat your home to abate your rat infestation. Graduate’s service relies on proper placement of rodenticide baits and traps. The combination of properly placed baits and traps will eliminate the interior nesting of rats and minimize the chance of odor problems from rats dying in the walls.
No preparation is necessary for treatment. Please give our office a call if you’d like to schedule a service.