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
Rat Damage In The Attic
Having rats in your attic is substantially more than only an irritation. These rodents can cause a lot of harm, mainly because they are generally social animals that live in groups. There is a chance of the rats in your attic putting your family in danger of getting a disease, and these animals will likewise cause physical damage to your attic.
The essential harm that rats will cause in an attic is leaving their waste products behind, especially excrement. Depending on the number of rats in the attic and how long they were there, there can be a significant measure of these waste products, requiring serious clean-up. In some cases, the urine may even drench into planks of flooring or other wood structures and compromise their integrity. At the very least, the urine and excrement will debase your attic, spreading illness and causing a foul smell. If you don't deal with this smell, it might attract more wildlife to the attic.
Chewing Wires, Pipes, Insulation, And More
Like mice, rats will bite on almost anything you have in your attic, regardless of whether it is a wire, funnel, or something else. Rats are famous for their gnawing behavior and will bite on anything in your attic. In the case of chewed wires, this can result in a serious fire hazard, especially if you don't know that the wire has been compromised. Rats may likewise damage your pipes and insulation from chewing. Without the insulation fit as a fiddle, your home won't manage temperature as effectively, making you spend more cash to run your cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. If you have anything stored in your attic, for example, books or old furnishings, you can expect these also to be damaged by rats. They will likely be chewed and may even end up covered in waste products.