How To Get Rid Of Rats: Tips For Effective Rodent Control For Folsom Properties

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Rats create a significant nuisance when they move onto your property, whether that’s a home or a commercial building. They can create damage to the property, but they also can carry diseases that put you, your family, and your pets at risk.

For expert rat control in Folsom, you can trust Bell Pest Control to do the job right the first time. Our team has more than 45 years of experience with controlling rats and other pests for our neighbors in the Folsom area, so you can trust us to give you the service you need now and well into the future.

Signs Of Rats In The House: Identifying Rat Activity

Figuring out whether you have a rat infestation in your Folsom home usually starts with seeing signs of these pests. Rats tend to try to avoid humans, preferring to move at night and to go from place to place in your home by crawling behind the walls, so you may not see the actual pests.

Start by looking for holes in walls and gnaw marks on wood. Rats will chew on drywall to create access holes that allow them to search out food before returning to nests inside walls and away from humans.

If you see rat droppings, which are similar in size to a raisin and which have a shiny black color, this is another sign that you need rat pest controlin Folsom.

Rat-Borne Diseases: Common Illnesses Transmitted By Rats

Getting rid of rats is important because they could spread disease to your family. These rodents can spread illness through bites. They also may contaminate your food and contaminate surfaces in your home through saliva, urine, and feces. Some diseases you may suffer because of an exposure to rats include:

  • Hantavirus
  • LCMV
  • Rat bite fever
  • Tularemia

Inhaling spores that are part of urine and droppings from rats can give people respiratory problems as well.

Call The Rat Control Experts: Ensuring Safe And Effective Elimination

When you have a rat problem, you do not want to ignore it and hope that it goes away on its own. If rats find a source of food and water inside your home, they’re far more likely to build a nest nearby, rather than choose to leave.

Our team has the experience and know-how to successfully control the infestation of rats in your home. Rather than wasting time on DIY products that you aren’t quite sure will work completely, relying on Bell Pest Control gives you peace of mind about the complete elimination of these pests. 

Our rat elimination strategies are proven successful and safe for families throughout the Folsom area. Let us show you what we can do.

Proactive Rat Control: Preventing Rat Problems Before They Begin

Once our rat extermination team at Bell Pest Control eliminates your problem with these dangerous rodents, we will provide advice on keeping them away. No one wants a re-infestation, so we recommend the following steps:

  • Seal any entry points to your home, like gaps in the foundation.
  • Place tight lids on the trash cans around your home.
  • Do not leave compost in areas where rats can access it.
  • Do not leave crumbs and uncovered food in your kitchen.
  • Clean up areas around your lawn that are overgrown where rats could hide.

If you would like further peace of mind that the rats will not return, ask Bell Pest Control to set up a regular inspection schedule. We can then ensure these rodents are not setting up new nests on your property. If they do return in the future, we are able to apply treatment methods that eliminate them quickly and effectively once again.

To request a free estimate for an inspection and treatment at your Folsom home, call Bell Pest Control today.

Contact us to schedule your complimentary inspection, and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for our services.