How to Get Rid of Rats

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You spotted a rat in your home. Now what? If you’ve ever been in this situation or find yourself there now, you know how alarming it can be to see a rodent scurry across the floor. The team of highly trained experts at Clegg’s Pest Control is well-versed in rodent control and is here to help you find a solution.

Read on below to learn more about how to get rid of rats in your home, and more about rat infestations. If you’re interested in speaking with a member of our team or would like more information about our free initial inspections, call us at 888-MRCLEGG or contact us online today.

How Did a Rat Get in My Home?


Rats (and mice) can squeeze through extremely small spaces, so any cracks along your foundation or holes in siding could be where a rodent got in. Keep your home protected against mice and rats by sealing off any open areas; be sure to check under sinks and in dryer vents as well as around your foundation.

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Do Rats Carry Disease?


Rats, and many rodents for that matter, are known to carry diseases like Salmonella, Hantavirus, Tularemia, and Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis, among many others. They can also bring in other disease-carrying animals, including ticks and lice. If you have a rodent problem, it’s best to treat it right away and avoid unnecessary exposure.


What Damage Do Rats Cause?


From chewing cables and wires to gnawing through the structure of your home, rats can do a number on your electrical or security systems and will negatively impact the integrity of your home.

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How Do I Get Rid of Rats?


Because certain species of rat can be suspicious of sudden changes to their environment, a licensed expert on our team should inspect your home to identify where the rodents are living and what type of rodent is in your house. You can try to use traps yourself, but if you do not seal up all entryways to your home, they will return. This is where an inspection from a certified pest control expert pays off in the long run.

Once the rodent is identified a Clegg’s pest control hero will create a custom treatment plan that will use bait, traps, or a combination to effectively eliminate the rodent problem. They will also locate any points of entry and provide solutions for closing off openings, thus taking away the rats’ shelter.

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Choose Clegg’s Pest Control


If you have a rodent problem, we’re here to help. Our team of pest control heroes has been serving residents throughout North Carolina since 1964, and we take great pride in providing effective solutions and excellent customer service.

Take advantage of our FREE initial inspections and pest control payment plans today when you call us at 888-MRCLEGG or contact us online.