A Guide To Effective Rat Control In West Palm Beach


January 15, 2023

Rats can be a big problem for West Palm Beach homeowners. On one hand, they are literally one of the largest inside pests that you may have to deal with inside your home. On the other hand, rats are very good at infesting homes and they are hard to get out once they move in. DIY pest control is not consistently effective for rats. These methods may get a few rats, but others will survive. Remaining rats can continue on and the infestation can continue growing. 

If you have rats, you need help with rat control. Empire Pest Defense professionals know how to get rid of rats. Give us a call today when you need pest control in West Palm Beach.

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How To Tell If It's Rats Hanging Around Your Home

While rats and mice look somewhat alike, rats are much larger than mice. Mice only weigh up to a few ounces while a full-grown rat can weigh up to, and even a little over, a pound. They are rodents, have four legs, fur, and a long tail. Rats and mice both tend to chew holes in things, though rats will chew larger holes than mice. Rats can run quite quickly when startled or if they feel threatened. 

Empire Pest Defense specializes in rat control in West Palm Beach, and we can help you. Drop us a line today, so that we can partner with you on rat prevention.

Why Rats On Your Property Can Be Very Dangerous

Rats can cause several different kinds of problems in your home. They are very exploratory, and will immediately check everything out in your house once they get inside. If they find food stores, they will chew through the storage containers in order to get at it. They are also known to damage home insulation while building their nests. Most concerning, however, is their ability to bring dangerous bacteria into your home. Rats aren’t afraid to explore dirty, filthy areas. In fact, they are drawn to places like sewers, garbage dumps, and even carcasses. They can pick up things like salmonella, giardia, listeria, and E. coli, and when they come back into your home they can spread these things onto your furniture and counters, potentially allowing you to get exposed to them.

A rat problem in your home can potentially introduce many other problems. Don’t take a risk of health problems and potential damage to your home. Empire Pest Defense professionals know how to get rid of a rat infestation and we can help you get rid of yours. Contact us today, and let us help you get rid of rats.

How Rats Find Their Way Into Your Home

Here are some of the ways that rats can get into your home:

  • Store purchases. Carefully check all large purchases to make sure pests are absent.
  • Open doors/windows. Be sure to use screens to exclude pests when these are open.
  • Openings in your house. Cracks, gaps, and holes allow rats opportunities to come in.
  • Chewing. Rats can also make their own way in by chewing holes in your home.

If you discover rats in your home you want them out. Empire Pest Defense does too. Drop us a line today if you discover rats in your home and we will help you get rid of them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Rats In My House And Keep Them Out?

If rats have been making a play for your home, contact Empire Pest Defense without delay. Our seasoned technicians can help you get rats out and then keep them out. We know all about area pests and know how to get rid of them. Call us today, and let us help you with home pest control.

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