If you’re a resident living in the New Tampa area, you are susceptible to the same types of rat infestation that those in Tampa face. The bustling and ever-growing nature of the Tampa area means that humans and rats are often put near one another, inevitably leading to rat infestations. Making sure that your commercial or residential property is rat-free is critical to protecting your assets and your family’s wellbeing.
Why Are Rats Dangerous?
Despite their small size, rats can do big damage to a home or office and often introduce a variety of infectious diseases to the area they nest in. Some of the most common rat damage we see in buildings in the New Tampa area include:
- Soiled, damaged, or destroyed attic insulation, wiring, and even water pipes – all of which can be costly and time-consuming to repair
- Damage to business assets like tools and equipment, or inventory stock
- The introduction of dangerous infectious diseases like leptospirosis, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and even the bubonic plague into your home, which are often dangerous or even deadly in some cases
Catching the problem early is key to preventing extensive damage, and at the first sign of rat activity, you should call for professional help. There are countless DIY methods available that promise to trap nuisance rats quickly, but the only truly effective method is to employ the skills of a true professional.
Why Critter Control?
Because of their ability to spread infectious disease, we never recommend attempting to remove rats on your own. If your home or business has come under attack by rats, the team of professionals at Critter Control® of Tampa is here to help. Our exclusive four-step removal process not only ensures that the rats are gone for good, but that any damage they inflicted is repaired as well. Call us today at 813.948.0870 with any questions, or to schedule a consultation.