Richmond, VA Rat Removal and Control – Virginia
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Virginia Rat Removal, Rat Control, Rat Trapping & Rat Exterminators in VA. Got rats? Our Wildlife Control and Pest Control Technicians are experts in rat removal, rat control, rat capture, rat trapping, rat management, rat cleanups, rat extermination and rat exclusion techniques in the Richmond VA, Charlottesville VA and Central Virginia areas. Not only do we get rid of rats, but we can seal and repair their entry points to keep the rodents out. We don’t provide free rat removal services, but you’ll find that our rat removal prices beat our competitors prices hands-down and our customers have consistently rated us as the areas top rated rat removal company. Have pack rats? Contact us today at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383 to schedule your rodent pest control service.
Rats Are Disgusting Rodents
Most people that have rats living in their home or outside their home are disgusted and feel dirty. The truth is even the cleanest homes can have rat problems. Rats are opportunist and take advantage of available food and shelter.
Did you know that rats and mice in the Richmond VA and Charlottesville VA areas can spread over 35 diseases? These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. Click here for additional information on Rat Diseases.
How to Get Rid of Rats
We hope to offers helpful suggestions on rodent control during and after a rodent infestation. The primary strategy for preventing human exposure to Rat Diseases is effective rodent control in and around the home. This is achieved by eliminating any food sources, sealing even the smallest entries into homes, and successfully removing the “resident” rats in and around the home by rat trapping or the use of commercial grade rodenticides. Rats can be difficult to get rid of even for the experts. Getting rid of rats and the success of any rat control program depends on the expertise of the rat exterminators and the degree to which the home owner follows the advice and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan set out by the Virginia rat control professional. Click here to find more information on How To Get Rid Of Rats.
Types of Rats in Richmond VA and Charlottesville VA
Norway Rat – The Norway rat, also referred to as common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Brown rat, brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common species of rats in our area. It is one of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and a similar tail length; the male weighs on average 350 g (12 oz) and the female 250 g (9 oz). Thought to have originated in northern China, this rodent has now spread to all continents except Antarctica, and is the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America—making it by at least this particular definition the most successful mammal on the planet after humans. With rare exceptions, the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas such as Richmond VA, Charlottesville VA, Roanoke VA and Fairfax VA. Click here for more information on Norway Rats.
Black Roof Rat – The black rat (Rattus rattus, also known as the ship rat, roof rat, house rat, Alexandrine rat, old English rat, and other names) is a common long-tailed rodent of the genre Rattus (rats) in the subfamily Murinae (murine rodents). The species originated in tropical Asia and spread through the Near East in Roman times before reaching Europe by the 1st century and spreading with Europeans across the world. Black rats are generalist omnivores. They are serious pests to farmers as they eat a wide range of agricultural crops. Click here for additional information on Roof Rats.
- Rats take care of injured and sick rats in their group.
- Without companionship rats tend to become lonely and depressed.
- Rats have excellent memories. Once they learn a navigation route, they won’t forget it.
- When happy, rats have been observed to chatter or grind their teeth. This is often accompanied by vibrating eyes.
- Rats make happy “laughter” sounds when they play.
- Rats succumb to peer-pressure, just like humans. Brown rats are prone to disregard personal experiences in order to copy the behavior of their peers. The urge to conform is so strong that they will even choose to eat unpalatable food if they are in the company of other rats who are eating it.
- Although very curious animals, rats are also shy, and prefer to run away instead of confronting a potential threat. Rats are extremely clean animals, spending several hours every day grooming themselves and their group members. They are less likely than cats or dogs to catch and transmit parasites and viruses.
- A rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water, but often consume large amounts of water when available.
- Rats’ tails help them to balance, communicate and regulate their body temperature.
- Rats are used in experiments in the United States.
Signs of a Rat Infestation
Some noises are indicative of rat and mice activity, such as clawing, or gnawing on wood or plastic. These sounds can reverberate on concrete. If you have rodents in your attic, you might hear scratching, gnawing and clawing sounds as they make a nest. If you have horses, or other outdoor animals and store their food in a garage, shed or barn, you might notice that bags are being gnawed through or there are droppings around the vicinity of the food. They can damage the insulation in your home and even damage wiring in the walls. You may see rub marks (dark brown stains), places that the oil from the fur of rodents have rubbed against baseboard or points of entry. If you see droppings or hear chewing or scurrying, chances are you have an infestation of rats.
Things to Consider Before You Control or Eliminate Rodents in Richmond, Virginia:
- What type of rodents do you need controlled?
- Other Rodents
- Don’t Know
- What is your specific rodent control problem?
- Exterior damage
- Excessive noise
- Rodent waste
- Dangerous rodents
- Health concerns
- Gnawing electrical wiring
- Damaged ductwork
Found a rat in your toilet? Rats in toilets are not as uncommon as you might think, particularly in Richmond VA. Read this article, RATS IN MY TOILET.
Our company can provide these rat control services, mouse removal services and more. We are proud to provide convenient, comprehensive pest management and rodent control programs in the Richmond VA, Charlottesville VA and other Central Virginia areas. If you’re looking for professional pest control in the Central Virginia area, look no further than us for effective extermination treatments, exceptional service and proven results. Let our Rat Removal Technicians get rid of your rat or mouse problem. We also provide nuisance wildlife removal services.
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