Cumberland County, Fayetteville Rat Control Situation:
Found about 3 or 4 of these in my greenhouse. Poop is about 3/4 of an inch long. Some of the others had a white piece of stuff attached to the end but it disintegrated when I tried to move it. I had to wet this a little so you could see it cause it had mold growing on it. Also it did not appear to be completely round. I think it was ever so slightly oval. I've had a rat issue around my home before when I used to have a rabbit, probably the same type that lives underground? Is it true that rats will not stay in places that are open? I was thinking I should leave the greenhouse door open. It's not glass, it's screen with a tin roof. (I staple plastic up in the winter). I live in NE Florida. Thanks in advance for your input. Much appreciated.
Hi David, I have had Exterminators out to my house and they claimed to have closed up any openings in my attic however I am still hearing the noises in my attic. There has also been a raccoon and possums that sit on the fence at night and drive my dogs crazy. I don't think they could be in the attic at night. When the exterminator was here they caught 2 rats in the attic and one outside. I believe there is another one caught outside on the side of the house. I want to know what I can do or how much you charge to take care of the rat problem I am having. I live in La Verne. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I have been dealing with this for a long time.
Fayetteville Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Able to Enter a Property Through the Plumbing?
Rats are able to swim:
Rats are surprisingly flexible and they have some excellent swimming abilities. Even if they have to make their way in through your pipes, it won't take long for them to make their way into your home if they are located under it in the groundwater. A rat is a perfect size to get through most water pipes or sewage pipes and this can mean easy access into your home.
There are dry spots throughout your plumbing:
Depending on the way your plumbing bends, it is likely that there could be some dry spots within your plumbing or within the inner workings of your home. Rats may enter into your plumbing and may even build nests throughout these dryer areas.
Rats can damage your plumbing:
As well as being able to scurry through your plumbing, rats could potentially damage your plumbing or even clog up your pipes. If there is a major rat problem or a nest nearby, you could be risking the chance that you could damage your neighbor's pipes or have an ongoing rat problem in your own home.
Rats easily enter in through broken lines:
If there are areas of your plumbing that have fallen into disrepair, make sure that they can be properly fixed up. Broken sewer lines or tree roots in your plumbing can often be the perfect place for many rats to make their way into your property.
Check grates and drain covers:
Installing mesh or making sure that you have a proper cover for your drain covers can be important to keeping rats from invading your space. Regularly looking at all of your drains and making sure that a rat can't make their way inside can be very important.
Close your toilet lid:
Closing a toilet lid could be a simple practice you could use that can stop rats from entering your home.