What Lincoln, CA Property Owners Ought To Know About Rats

A brown rat crawling near a foundation

You think you’re safe, but think again: these furry mammals have no intention of keeping off your property this year.

You probably would recognize rats offhand: long bodies, grey to brown fur, and tiny ears are some of their most recognizable characteristics. As a species entirely dependent on human activity, rats exhibit intelligent behaviors in nesting activity, as well as in foraging. They can be found hiding in basements, attics, bathrooms, and hidden away within walls.
A shortlist of the problems that come with rats getting into Lincoln homes include destruction, disease, and parasites.

The good news is that rodents rarely infest across species, meaning that you won’t find rats hiding out in the same place as mice. The bad news? Rats deal devastating damages to people, pets, and Lincoln properties.

Some Ways To Prevent Rats From Spreading To Your Lincoln Property

Rats are gross, messy, and downright mean pests to keep around your Lincoln home. Below are some tips for their prevention:

  • Rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter. That’s less than ¼ inch in size! Sealing, caulking, and weatherproofing the areas around doors and windows is a great place to start with prevention. Check for cracks, gaps, and fissures around the foundations of the building as well. 
  • Eliminate moisture levels within the building. Leaky pipes and drains cause water buildup, which often attracts large groups of rodents. Have these concerns repaired as soon as possible. In addition, areas holding heavy air moisture should be treated with desiccant bags or dehumidifiers.  
  • If there’s one thing a rat can’t resist, it’s food. Store all food items in airtight containers and off main counter spaces. Don’t allow dirty dishes or cutlery to remain unwashed for long, as they attract many different types of pests.

Rats are a vector species, meaning that they often carry other pests around with them. Fleas, ticks, and other parasitic bugs may already be crawling around your safe Lincoln property. Concerned that their numbers will get out of control? Have your home inspected by no less than the best when you reach out to Pro Active Pest Control now.

Get Year-Round Protection With Pro Active Pest Control

Among their many health and safety concerns, rats will live in your home all year long. Unlike other types of bugs and insects that come and go with the changing seasons, once rats make themselves at home, they will not leave. Prevention steps are a great place to start, but if you are truly dedicated to protecting your home, they will not be enough to entirely prevent infestation.

The most effective, safe, and proactive way to deal with an encroaching rat infestation is to contact the professionals at Pro Active Pest Control immediately. We’re proud to service Lincoln homes for roof rats all season long, using a three-step system of inspection, elimination, and prevention to keep homes safe and devoid of unwanted pests. Pro Active Pest Control doesn’t believe in second best. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all year-round pest service programs.

Get rat control you can rely on with the professional team at Pro Active Pest Control right away. Give us a call at our Lincoln office to start planning your protective treatments today, or reach out to us online using our contact form available on our website. There’s no such thing as being too proactive with pest control. Reach out to the professionals at Pro Active today.