Living near the beach means being exposed to a wide range of weather conditions not found elsewhere. Those weather variations often drive local wildlife to see refuge wherever possible, often in our homes or on our property. Rats have become especially common, and the key to eliminating them from your home is removing them before the infestation can spread.
While rats are not aggressive in nature, they often leave a wake of destruction after invading a home. Their nesting habits and large teeth put many important areas of your home in danger. Some of the more commonly damaged areas include:
- Damaged or destroyed drywall due to urine and feces permeation
- Chewed electrical systems or water pipes which put you at risk for fire or flood
- Matted or destroyed attic insulation which necessitates costly replacement and can cause your energy costs to skyrocket
In addition to the risks that rats pose to your home, they also present a variety of health risks. Direct or indirect contact with rats can lead to dangerous diseases such as:
- Rat-Bite Fever
- The Plague
How We Help
Rats are able to sneak into homes through tiny crevices, so their presence may not be immediately apparent. If you do suspect that rats have taken up residence in your home, the experts at Critter ControlÂ® of Tampa can help. For any questions, or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 813.948.0870.