You may be asking yourself, ‘Does seeing one rat mean an infestation?’ Yes. One rat is a strong indicator that they are not alone. Think about it. When you throw a party, do you want to go alone? Rats seek warmth and refuge, and they congregate with an immense amount of damage. If you see a rat at your home, call Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control: (970) 330-3929 (North) or (303) 746-8556 (Central).
If you have one rat, are there more? That is a hopeful question. Unfortunately, where there is smoke, there is fire, right? Where there is one rat, there are more. They are social creatures by nature, and they breed quickly. Unfortunately, rats spread disease through their urine and droppings. A rat bite can cause renal failure in humans, and other health problems. Read Rat Infestation Coming to Colorado.
Have you made your home a sanctuary for rats?
According to realtor.com, you may be unwittingly attracting rats to your home.
- Like other animals, rats seek warmth and comfort – and food. Garbage cans with food in them are like magnets for rats, as well as bags of pet food, bird or even grass seed. What is worse, they even are attracted to your pile of compost or the dog waste in your yard.
- Dripping pipes will act as a source of water for rats, which need up to an ounce of water per day.
- Be aware that rats will squeeze into the tiniest spaces, such as holes or cracks. They will climb trees to access your attic as well.
To get rid of rats, it is not always best to use rat poisoning, especially if you have your own pets. It may also not be a long-term pest solution because other rats may be waiting to move in.
If you are asking, ‘Does seeing one rat mean an infestation?’ you have a problem
At Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control, we make sure to remove your rat problem and help you identify home improvements to ensure they do not return. We start with a thorough inspection of your home to identify entry points for rats, and then seal them. We then place traps in the infested area, then place exterior rodent bait stations to decrease the population around the structure. When we offer preventative services for rodents, it can also be paired with general insect control for spiders, ants and other creatures to keep more common pests away.
We know how to get rid of rats in your house — fast. Our team at Northern Colorado Pest Control and Wildlife has several years of experience in getting rid of all types of unwanted pests. We do pest control and wildlife control humanely and honestly. I have been in the industry since 2004, providing both pest and wildlife management services. I received my bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Colorado State University in Wildlife Biology and received my master’s degree in 2017 from Colorado State University in Entomology. Call for an appointment today.