Think rats aren’t a problem in the Raleigh-area? Think again!
Raleigh may have that small-town charm, but it has common big city problems . . . including rats.
What are the most common rats in this area?
The most common rats we see here are brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) and black rats (Rattus rattus). Both rat species are omnivorous, meaning they will eat both plant and animal matter. They are also generalists, so any available food matter is fair game for consumption. If food is scarce, any rats present in a building may gnaw on wiring and increase the risk of fire.
Rats enter establishments through chimneys, holes in walls, or improperly sealed attics. Though rats may reach fairly substantial sizes (up to 11 inches for the brown rat), they can enter buildings through a hole the size of a quarter.
How can I get rid of them?
If you think you have a rat problem in your home or business, the key is to contact us quickly. Rats have an extremely short gestation period of three weeks and can become pregnant again immediately after delivering. Each litter may contain as many as 14 rats. This means that a rat problem can get out of hand extremely quickly. Call us today for an inspection and one-time baiting treatment.