Reliable Rat Removal and Control
Rats are pesky rodents that can grow from 11 to 19 inches long and weigh up to 1 pound. They often stay in tight spaces, like in your attic, loft, behind appliances, and crawlspace. They may also remain in your outdoor sheds, garbage cans, and drains.
The easiest way to see if you have a rat infestation is by checking for droppings. Rats tend to leave their droppings concentrated, as rats can produce up to 40 droppings every night. Aside from their droppings, their urine also produces a strong musky odor.
Rats also have terrible eyesight, so they often use the walls to help navigate. Unfortunately, this leaves dirt and grease marks on the walls and skirting boards.
You may hear scratching noises, as rats often grind their teeth and rub your roof. Be sure to check for nests in cavity walls and underneath eaves. Rat nests are usually made from shredded cardboard materials, loft insulation, and other soft items.
How Rats Are A Danger
Rats are notorious for causing damage within our homes and commercial spaces where they can stay for quite some time. In addition, they reproduce quickly. Female rats can give birth to about 2,000 babies in one year. Without professional extermination, rats can quickly overrun your space. As they rummage through nooks and walls, they gnaw on any insulation, fabric, and plastic in their way.
Rats also have a powerful sense of smell and can sniff out food through walls, containers, and doors. Once they find a food source, they rarely have any trouble getting to it as they can squeeze through openings that are a size of quarter.
Lastly, but undoubtedly no less critical, rats pose several severe health risks and are infamous for carrying various diseases. These diseases include Lassa fever, monkeypox, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis.
Getting rid of rats through poisons differs from our Wilkins Wildlife method. We aim to go through more efficient and humane solutions for your rodent problems. We use live traps that allow us to relocate the wildlife as allowable by law.
Our rat removal and control process begins with a complete inspection so we can devise the best plan for trapping and removal.
First, we check for entry points, seal and secure them, discuss how the customer must eliminate food sources lying around, remove rat-friendly environments, we bait and install traps.
Our main goal is to ensure that we remove all rats from your home or commercial property and offer prevention methods to prevent them from returning.
Why Choose Us
As rats reproduce quickly and produce up to forty droppings per night, they spread dangerous viruses through our water, dust, and other particles. Therefore rat removal is critical to avoid infestation and health risks. Although seeing a rat may leave you panicked and dirty, there is much more to be concerned about.
The Wilkins Wildlife rat removal and control experts can quickly and efficiently offer you a solution to your rat problem. We understand the dangers and know the best humane rat removal and control methods to keep you, your pets, your family, guests, employees, staff and others safe.
We service the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.