Residential Rodent Control In Santa Clarita May Be The Answer

mouse in attic space

Proper rat control is a vital part of Santa Clarita pest control. Rats are particularly nasty of all rodents that Santa Clarita homes can be susceptible to. They can inflict a tremendous amount of property damage, spread disease, and are a horrible, gross nuisance. Additionally, they breed fast and can live for many years inside a hospitable home.

This blog will explain where rats hide, their specific dangers, and why they’re so hard to eliminate. If you have a rat problem, it will not resolve itself. If you notice signs of a rat infestation, call CVA Exterminators today. We have provided residents with high-quality, customized pest control for over two decades.

Where Do Rats Hide?

Rats are nocturnal animals, so you will likely not see them walking throughout your house during the day. They prefer small dark spaces, so they’ll often be in these parts of your home:

  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Between the walls
  • Loft spaces
  • Drains
  • Sewer spaces
  • Pantries and cupboards
  • Under furniture
  • Boxes

Often there will be signs of rats in a specific area that will give you a clue that they are close by the sounds they make, piles of droppings left behind, gnaw marks, and smear marks and crumbs. If you witness any of these signs, you’ve likely located a rat’s hiding place, and a nest of rats is not far off!

Our professionals at CVA Exterminators will identify the location of the rats and provide services to remove them.

The Dangers Rats Can Bring To Your Home

Often, rats are viewed primarily as a nuisance. However, they often pose some dangers to you, your family, and your home. The following diseases that rats carry are all too common in Santa Clarita:

  • Hantavirus: This is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by rats with diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: This disease can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, and neurological disorders.
  • Plague: The symptoms of plague depend on the variety. Immediate treatment is required to treat the illness.
  • Salmonella: Abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are all common symptoms of this bacteria.
  • Rat bite fever: In addition to vomiting and headaches, this also affects the skin with rashes.
  • Tularemia: The most common symptom is a fever. It is imperative to treat this with antibiotics as it can be life-threatening if left untreated.

It’s vital to understand that most of the above diseases transmit without direct contact with the rat. In addition to this bevy of diseases, rats produce tremendous property damage via defecation, urination, gnawing wood, eating and infecting food, and nesting inside your possessions. Keep health and safety in your home in check with the services of CVA Exterminators.

Rats In Santa Clarita Can Be Hard To Get Rid Of

Eradicating rats can be a tricky proposition for the homeowner. Rats are naturally more untrusting and, as a result, more challenging to kill than other types of rodents and pests you may come across. 

Remediating a rat infestation requires locating the rats and their nests, understanding how to properly and safely use various extermination techniques, and ultimately removing access points, so the problem doesn’t crop up again. 

In addition to the actual exercise of ridding your home of the rats, you’re working against a ticking time bomb because rats breed frequently. Soon a few rats can become lots of rats! Depending on the species of rat, a single female can produce a litter of up to 12 offspring. Only two days after delivering the litter, she is likely in heat again, and after a short 20-23 day gestation period, she produces another litter. That means a single female rat can birth up to 180 offspring yearly. Since rats are social rodents, their colonies can become quite expansive; this can be a serious problem if left unchecked. 

Maintain a rat-free household with ongoing pest control treatments. Call CVA Exterminators today.

Professional Rat Control Made For Santa Clarita Residential Spaces

If you see a rat in or around your home, or any signs of a rat invasion, call CVA Exterminators today. We have over 20 years of dealing with rodent control and will devise a 360-degree approach to exterminating the pests and preventing them from infesting your home in the future. We offer one-time services and ongoing treatment plans. Make that call to us today!