Get Rid Of The Rats On Your Dallas Property For Good!

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When you have a rat infestation, it doesn't matter what types of rats you are experiencing because they will also cause significant problems that are dangerous, stressful, and costly. 

Keep reading to learn about Texas rats and how Lonestar Safe Pest can help with your pest control in Dallas.

How To Tell If It's Rats Lurking Around Your Property

Rats are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night. They are good at hiding in homes, and you rarely see them during the daytime. Signs of rats include droppings, urine, grease marks, paw prints, shredded paper and fabric, and chew marks on food packaging. You may also notice an unpleasant smell. 

If you see any of these signs, don't wait to identify the problem and remove them from your home. 

Rats Cause Property Damage And Spread Diseases

Rats are responsible for spreading many dangerous diseases, among other major health concerns they cause. Diseases rats carry include but are not limited to leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and salmonellosis. They also have and can spread parasites such as fleas, mites, and ticks, which can transmit more diseases. 

As rats move around a house, they will leave feces and urine, causing contamination to food, surfaces, and anything else they touch.

Not only do rats cause health issues, but they can also create significant cosmetic and structural damage by chewing. When rats infest a house, they chew through just about anything to build their nests.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Property

The most effective way to get rid of rats from your property is by working with Lonestar Safe Pest. We provide wildlife control services for six types of pests, including rats. 

We start by inspecting to identify what pests you are experiencing and where they are getting inside. Then, we will strategically place traps, checking them once a week until your rat problem is gone. Once your home is free of rats, we will implement exclusion work and can also provide sanitation services to ensure your home is safe for you and your family. 

As a family-owned and operated company, we understand how important it is to get the right services to remove pests such as rats quickly. So when you call us for assistance with rats, you know you are getting reliable treatments that will keep you and your family protected from this pest. 

Contact Lonestar Safe Pest today to get started with wildlife control to keep rats away from your home. 

Five Tips To Prevent Future Rat Infestations On Your Property

While assistance from the experts at Lonestar Safe Pest is the best way to get rid of rats from your home, you will have to keep up with maintaining your property to make it less attractive for future infestations. You can do this by using these five tips:

  1. Remove food sources and place them in tightly sealed containers, clean up crumbs and spills immediately, and place trash in garbage containers with tight-fitting lids; remove birdfeeders from your yard.
  2. Remove water sources by eliminating standing water from your yard and repairing leaking pipes and faucets.
  3. Remove entry points by covering open vents and drains, sealing gaps in your home's exterior, and replacing damaged screens.
  4. Remove nesting areas by reducing the clutter in your home, keeping storage areas organized, and using plastic bins instead of cardboard.
  5. Remove harborage areas by keeping your yard clear of debris and trimming foliage short. 

Contact us today at Lonestar Safe Pest for assistance with rats on your Dallas property.