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Getting Rid of Rats

Rats like to live where people live. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for people living with rats. These unwanted pests are a major problem in residential areas and are difficult to get rid of. Rats can thrive on just a single ounce of food and water daily, so when they enter a neighborhood and gain access to meat, fish, vegetables and grains, they will stay.

Rats prefer to feed in and around homes, restaurants and businesses. But you would probably prefer that these rats dine far away from your family.

If you find your home infested with these unwelcome pests, then you should call a professional animal control company as soon as possible. Rats spread a variety of diseases; many of which are serious and life threatening. Rats have been linked to the bubonic plague, hantavirus and leptospirosis. Though you probably do not have to worry about an outbreak of the plague any time soon, it is still best to quickly rid yourself of these filthy creatures.

Both small and large rodent species can themselves be diseased, have droppings that spread disease, contaminate food, or be carriers of fleas and ticks that transmit disease. A rat and mouse proof house is a safer, healthier family environment.

The most common of these residentially residing rodents is the brown rat. Brown rats, being highly adaptive and considered to be one of the most difficult and aggressive of all animal pests, should be addressed by a trained professional.

Contact Shumaker’s Animal Control today by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here!

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