Monterey County, Salinas Rat Control Situation:
Roof rats in apartment walls - Hi! I saw your page and hope this is still a valid email. I live in an apartment and do not have rats inside yet but do have them in my walls. The property manager called pest control who put traps with peanut butter on the roof but that is it! I called the county complaint line but they said it will be 7-10 days til they can come. What else can I do or get the manager to do? The noise is becoming more frequent and in more walls. I asked them to cut into walls but they won't yet. Thanks, Lindsay
Hello David, I have visited your site after searching for an answer to my problems. I think I have a rat living in my ceiling. Its driving me crazy, it makes so much noise especially in the evenings and it even wakes me up in the middle of the night. I live in a council flat on the top floor and the rat lives in the attic. The problem is that there is no human access to the attic at all, I have called the council and they said as there's no acces to the attic they cannot do anything. Only if the rat comes into the flat. It's outrageous! I stood outside one day and have noticed that on the top of the roof there is a very small gap, which I don't know what it's for but I think the rat is using this passage to come in or out, or perhaps the pipes. Anyway, how can I get rid of it without being able to put any poison or traps in the attic? Please help! Thanks you, Adriana
Salinas Rat Control Tip of The Week
Why Is Rat Feces Dangerous To Breathe Or Touch?
Apart from rats being a significant threat to your house, the health implications of having their feces around your home is something that you need to be concerned about. Rat feces are carriers of all kinds of pathogens and diseases that can infect you when you have direct contact with them. This simply shows how dangerous rat feces are and why it is very important for you to avoid touching them or breathing them in.
Rats are a very active household pest, you can find them at almost every corner of your home, including your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms in your home. If you have a rat problem, their feces will be found in all these places. This shows that you are at risk of getting infected if the proper sanitization of your home is not done.
Rat feces are carriers of dozens of pathogens and bacteria, with each of these having the possibility of causing lethal health complications. One of the most common of these rat feces related infections is Hantavirus. This particular infection is medically known to cause severe health complications that could lead to death if not managed properly.
To simply avoid exposing yourself to these infections and diseases, you need to avoid touching or breathing in rat feces. The best way to avoid this is to use personal protective equipment such as gloves and a mask when cleaning your home.
Also, if you have a rat problem, you need to hire a professional wildlife agent to help disinfect your home after removing all the rats. By doing this, you will be able to protect yourself from the diseases and pathogens carried by rat feces.