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What Keeps Rats Away Permanently?

What Keeps Rats Away Permanently?

What Keeps Rats Away Permanently? - Elite Wildlife Services

Few unwanted visitors are more distressing than rats. And here in Houston, so many families struggle with rat problems! 

Many of those same families learn, to their dismay, that it’s almost impossible to “DIY” a permanent solution to rats. Here’s what you need to know about keeping rats away for good.


#1) You must remove the existing population.

Rats breed very quickly, and so leaving any member of the existing population anywhere in your home ensures that you’ll soon have a new swarm on your hands.

Unfortunately, simple rat traps and DIY poisons aren’t going to get the job done.

You’ll need a professional rat control service like Elite Wildlife Services to come in and clear out your rat population. We inspect your property, find the nests, and eliminate the entire swarm before we do anything else. 


#2) You must prevent new populations from moving in.

Rats can exploit holes no larger than a quarter. Your normal caulking and sealing efforts might not be enough to keep them out because you might miss spots you wouldn’t even think to look in.

An advantage of calling a professional rodent control company like ours is getting to take advantage of our expertise. Our inspections uncover entry points you might never see. We then use heavy-duty exclusion methods to keep rats out for good. 

Finally, we use outdoor bait stations to kill rats any time they get too close to your house. They die outside, where they can’t damage your home, and never make it into your attic or your walls. 


#3) You must address your ongoing habits.

Some habits attract rats to the yard and home. If you really want to make sure your rat problem ends permanently, it’s a good idea to examine and adjust these habits.

For example, if your woodpile is too close to your home, you could be creating a haven for rats to hide in. You might want to upgrade to lockable trash cans to keep rats from scavenging and to have your gutters cleaned more often to keep rats from using your gutters as a starter nest. You may even need to trim your trees back to keep rats from running from your branches to your attic.

Our team of professionals will be happy to point out various ways you can discourage rats from entering your home in the future so that you can make the appropriate adjustments. 


Get help from a professional rat control company today.

We know you probably wanted to hear you could buy some peppermint and PineSol and spray them around to avoid a future rat problem. Unfortunately, rats are very intelligent and have been part of human life for thousands of years. They need tougher solutions.

Fortunately, it typically costs less than you think to work with our professional rat control service. Why not schedule a free inspection right now? We’ll work with you to ensure that rats stay gone for good. 


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