There are many benefits to living in a city. It provides countless opportunities in terms of employment, entertainment, and restaurants. Unfortunately, with the number of people and amount of food in such close proximity, vermin and pests can run rampant. This is an unfortunate downside to the otherwise numerous benefits of living in an environment like this.
Of all the pests that are often encountered, rats are one of the most upsetting pests to discover that you have living in your home. They have a long and sordid history of being a source of disease in the lives of many populations throughout history. While they are often cited as the cause for the spread of the plague during the middle ages, you probably are not facing that these days, but their presence can put you at risk for a number of other serious health issues.
Rats carry many different diseases that can be harmful to humans. The best known is rabies. What makes it dangerous, other than the potentially fatal implications, is that it makes the infected animal aggressive and vicious, meaning that they do not even need to feel threatened to attack. If you have pets or young children in your home, they are especially at risk simply because they are not aware of the dangers that are present.
They do not know to avoid these animals. This is of course just one of many potential hazards. Rat droppings and urine also breed bacteria, making your home an unsanitary place to reside in. These bacterias and germs can potentially lead to both illness and infection.
Rats are usually dealt with through a couple of different means, mainly trapping and poisoning. Humane traps can be placed at an entrance that the rats frequent. They are one way entry cages, so once the rats get in they cannot then get out. This in conjunction with poison is the best way to rid your home of these pests. Once this has been completed, prevention measure must be taken to keep then out. This means sealing up any entry points that could be used by rats to gain access to your home.
Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional is your best option when it comes to rat control. On one level they have the expertise and equipment that allows for an effective job completed, but beyond this it also helps to keep you and your loved ones out of harm's way. This way you will never have to handle one of the rodents yourself, meaning you will not come into contact with potential diseases. So give us a try if you are in need of rat control services! We pride ourselves on our professionalism, quality of service, and customer satisfaction. We are the go-to in Ottawa for rat and pest control related needs. So give us a call and book an appointment today! Ottawa ON Residential Rat Control Has Arrived call (613) 209-1880.