The rat activity in Windsor is growing worse and it is not surprising. The number of calls for rat issues really stood out this year and I feel its necessary to inform you of the best steps to take from my point of view.
The very first thing to do is to run a thorough inspection in and around the home. You should be able to answer the following questions:
- Is there any garbage/ spoiled food rats may go after that is easily accessible to rats in or around the house or neighbourhood?
- How does the foundation look, is it in good condition?
- Is there poor construction?
- Are there rat entry points?
- Are there any water sources for the rats?
- Is there standing water on the inside and outside of home?
- Any water leaks?
- Are there rat burrows around the home?
- Rat tracks, droppings or signs?
If you answered NO to all of these questions then you are already ahead of the game. If you answered YES then you should first resolve the issue.
Garbage that is in or around the house should be sealed and moved to an area that rats do not have access to. The foundation of your home is important. Any cracks and crevices formed in the foundation should be fixed properly. All holes should be sealed with proper materials. Water sources must be removed! Rats drink a lot and will need water to survive. Rat burrows should be filled back up as it may discourage rats from being around the area or it works well to monitor rat activity if a new rat burrow is formed. Rat droppings should be removed as they attract more rats and they are a health hazard. Resolving these issues will put you a giant step closer in controlling rat activity.
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