When a rat decides to make your yard, garden, or home its new home, you have a problem on your hands. The harm that rats can do in a relatively short period is shocking. People, pets, and belongings are at risk when rats are around. Further endangering human and animal health is the fact that rats are known to transmit numerous diseases. Immediate action is required to eradicate a rat infestation and prevent its recurrence once it has been identified. You can also take measures to stop rats from ever appearing.
Can Rats Reappear After Being Exterminated?
If the nest has not been disturbed, the rat will return there; though, even if its nest has been disturbed, most rats will still return there. This is because rats are both territorial and tenacious; these rodents go to great lengths to make a home in human habitation, and they are not likely to abandon their nests merely because they’ve migrated to a more desirable location.
Where Can We Find Rat Nests?
Knowing the common nesting spots for rats will help with future nest inspections and can help reduce the likelihood of encountering pests. Since rats can set up housekeeping indoors or in the garden, we will investigate both possibilities.
The Garden And Backyard
Nests of outdoor rats are commonly found in the vicinity of structures and outbuildings, as well as in vegetation cover. It’s common to discover nests near garbage cans or dispersed over a garden with food plants. Holes 2-5 inches deep are a good indication of an outside nest in the yard. Generally, the holes won’t be too far from the food source if there are outdoor sites that retain food waste, such as trash cans. Rats can securely nest outside in buildings like sheds and outdoor storage bins without much human intervention.
On The Inside Of Houses
Mice and rats are notorious for invading and causing havoc in homes through holes in the walls or attic, where they can build a cozy nest. Since the attic isn’t used as frequently as other parts of the house, rats may reside there.
Know What Causes Rodents To Reside In Your Backyard
It’s important to know what conditions lure them into backyards to exterminate rats successfully. Some plants attract rats, and you can be unwittingly cultivating a habitat for them. You need to know why the rats are in your house before you can trap them effectively. To catch rats, you must get rid of whatever is luring them.
Contact Vinx Pest Control immediately to explore your choices for dealing with this potentially tricky issue if nest elimination procedures are unsuccessful or if you do not wish to trap and dispose of rats or have poison on your property.
Our pest control experts will resolve your rat problem quickly and easily. We can also offer future prevention tips for rat infestations. This is usually the best option because you can be confident a solution will be found without running the risk of the rat infestation becoming out of hand and the potential dangers of a rat nest making you sick.