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Have a rat problem? Here’s what do next

“There’s a rat in me kitchen, what am I gonna go?”

UB40 (and anybody currently living in a home that has encountered an infestation).

Rat infestations are among the worst situations that any homeowner, tenant, or landlord could ever be faced with. Aside from being a nuisance due to their sound, they can cause damage to the property as well as the assets inside it. Worst of all, they contaminate food and spread diseases to put your family’s health at risk.

Once a rat problem has been identified, it’s vital that you follow the right steps to overcome this problem. Here’s all you need to know.

Find The Source Of Your Problems

Spotting the signs of a rat infestation is one thing, but identifying how they are getting into the home is another altogether. In truth, this knowledge will go a long way to pointing you towards the right steps for preventing further problems.

Some of the most common sources are the roof, drains, and crevices in the walls or structure. Sealing these (or covering drains with a guard that only allows water to get through) can have a hugely positive impact on preventing future infestations. It can contain the current damage too.

Gardens can be another attractive place for rats to appear, especially if it isn’t kept in great condition or you use bird feeders.

Call An Expert

Identifying and containing the damage for the meantime is a good starting point, but you need to get rid of the rats too. This can be a complex task that requires thorough investigations of the home for signs of further problems that you may not have noticed. Due to the skills and equipment required, this is a job that’s best left to the professionals.

Coventry Pest Control can remove rats from your home in a humane fashion before they multiply and cause havoc. We use materials that pose no risk to your family or the property and can remove all remains including rat droppings to restore your home to its pre-infestation glory.

Furthermore, we can install additional features to ensure that your home is safe from future problems. Our fast, affordable, and highly professional service will allow you to finally relax once more.

Clean The Property

Even after having rats professionally removed, it’s important to remember that their presence and germs may have got onto upholstery and furniture. It’s never a bad idea to deep clean the property from top to bottom. Apart from anything else, it’ll put your mind at ease.

The harsh reality is that gnawing and bite marks may mean that some items need to be replaced but most fabrics can be cleaned and recovered. If you identified and treated the problem quickly, the damage hopefully won’t be too bad.

There is no doubting that a rat problem is one of the worst issues that can affect your home but quick identification and professional treatment should help you overcome the problem. When followed by a little hard work to get things back to their best, you can forget the infestation ever happened.