Ramsey County, St. Paul Rat Control Situation:
Good Morning David, I just don't know what to do. I can't afford humdres of dollars to pay someone to rid my attic of RATS. My Mom paid a company over $400.00 a couple of years ago to rid her attic of RATS. The company lied to us. My Mom and I didn't realize until a few months later when a friend of my son went up in the attic and found that there was NOT severe rodant damage as the men had stated. They told my then 76 year old Mother and me that the attic was infested and all the Christmas decorations in the attic had been destroyed. Said there was so much rodent droppings and pee and that all boxes with the Christmas decorations were destroyed. We asked him to take the boxes down but they hever did. This is why this friend of the family came over and inspected the attic and took down all the boxes. NONE of the boces were even touched and looked like new. The decorations inside were untouched by the rats. These men lied to us. Now we find it difficult to trust anyone. Yes there were a few rat droppings but nothing to the point that these men had told us. He knew that my Mother and I would never venture up the attic. So how do I get a honesst company in Central FL, do you have anyone you can recommend? Thanks in advance, Cathy
St. Paul Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Attracts Rats To Your Property?
Being a homeowner, you definitely don't want rats to infest your home and make it their nesting place. If you are concerned about this, you need to know certain things that can attract rats to your property and do all you can to keep those things away from your property.
In order to help you prevent a rat infestation, right here we will be sharing all the things that are capable of attracting rats to your property. By knowing these, you will be able to keep your property safe from rats.
1. Food Substances
Unlike other household pests, rats are not picky eaters. They tend to eat all kinds of food, provided they are placed where they can easily access them. The moment a single rat gets to know that your house has an abundant supply of food, it will invite others and your property will soon become a nesting place for rats. To avoid this, the best thing you can do is store your food properly and dispose of leftovers when you no longer have plans to eat them.
2. Pet Waste And Trash
Just as mentioned earlier, rats will feed on anything they have access to and this includes your pet's food. When you have pet food around at all times, rats will find their way into your home.
This also applies to having trash around your property. When rats want to hunt for food, the first place they visit is trash cans because they feel that your leftovers might be disposed of there. The longer you keep trash in and around your property, the more likely rats will be attracted to your property.
3. Dripping Pipes
Rats are thirsty animals and are always in search of clean water to drink. If you have dripping pipes or sprinklers around your home, this will tend to attract rats to your property.