You walk into your kitchen to get a cup of coffee and see this huge rat just disappearing under the fridge, okay, so maybe not that huge, but it’s still a rat and it needs to go. Now is the time to pick up the phone and call the exterminator in Chula Vista to get rid of your problem. Rats have been around for as long as mankind can remember, probably even longer than humans have. Rats are actually said to be the most successful mammal alive, after humans. Rats are very hard to get rid of because they are intelligent, agile and have the ability to breed very rapidly. So, if you see one, there is no time for delay, unless you want the rats to drive you out of your own home.
Rats are excellent swimmers, so flooding your home to get rid of them is not an option. Rats also breed year round and can have up to five litters a year, with each litter having from 12 to 18 pups on average; this is not something that you want living in your attic.
There are signs of a rat infestation that you can look for, if you aren’t sure that this is the type of critter that has invaded your home. The signs include:
Listening at night for them crawling around in the walls and in the attic.
Check for holes in wire grates or wood siding, which means that they have chewed their way through.
Rat droppings or urine stains are also clear signs that you have a rodent problem.
Urine will glow bluish white and droppings are hard black pellets.
If you see any of these signs in your home, then it is time to call in a professional to take care of the problem. Rats are nasty creatures that carry diseases and will eat everything that they can chew their way into. If you think that you have a rat problem, it is important to take care of it right way, before they breed and become impossible to get rid of, and spread to the rest of your home.