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Rat Pest Control in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA

Rats can sometimes take over your home, reproducing faster than they can be controlled. Summit Pest Control is here to protect the Northern Virginia area from rats, mice and other rodents. But how do we do it?

How to Get Rid of Rats in the House Fast

Rats in a home can quickly turn into an infestation. It is most effective to get rodent populations under control before they multiply and there are too many. Fewer traps and less bait will be required if the population is controlled early enough. Rat traps, rat poisons and repellents, and hiring a pest control service, like Summit Wildlife Removal for rat control in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and Northern Virginia, seem to work the best.

Experience has shown it is less time consuming to control rodents before they multiply and there are too many, and fewer traps and less bait will be required if controlled early enough. Rat traps, repellents, and hiring a pest control service, like Summit Wildlife Removal, seem to work the best.

Rat Removal in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Arlington & Alexandria

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Rats are generally much larger than the common household mouse but a young rat is often mistaken for a mouse. The way to differentiate, a young rat has a large head and feet in proportion to their bodies. Rats will leave larger gnaw marks than mice on wood because they have significantly larger teeth. Once rats have invaded your garden or landscaping it is only a matter of time before you find evidence of them indoors.

Signs of Rats in the Attic, Walls or Ceiling

Do you hear noises in the attic or think there might be rats in your walls or ceiling? Some signs of rats in your house are scratching noises, a presence of rat droppings, rat holes and nests, seeing their footprints and rub marks, seeing the damage they cause and lastly seeing the rat in your home. If you see a rat in your house in Fairfax or other parts of Northern Virginia, it is important to hire a pest control company for rat removal and rat control.

Preventative Measures for Rat Control

Sanitation is critical for preventing future issues, so you must carefully remove all feces. When cleaning up rat droppings, make sure you take safety precautions, wearing gloves and masks when handling the droppings, disinfecting the area afterward, and throwing away food that might have been contaminated is a must.

How to Prevent a Rat Infestation

Here are a few simple tips to prevent a rat infestation:

  • Seal any possible entry points
  • Remove any food and water sources
  • Clear out clutter and debris
  • Install a rat wall

Why is Rat Control Necessary?

Rat feces are a breeding site for fungal illnesses and parasites. These are the most common disease spread by rats:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonella
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Hantavirus
  • Typhus
  • Plague

In addition to spreading harmful diseases, rats can cause structural damage to your home by tearing up insulation, gnawing and scratching at wood, chewing on wires (potential fire hazard) and urinating and defecating all over your home.

This is why it is so important to prevent rats from entering your home. A good pest control service like Summit can assist you with rat removal and prevention. 

Contact Summit Wildlife Removal for Pest Control and Rat Control Services in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

At Summit Wildlife Removal, we understand the importance of keeping rats and other critters out of your home. If you need help with rat control, rat removal services or other pest control situations, don’t hesitate to contact us at 703-884-2124. We offer a free, no-obligation estimate for your animal and pest control needs in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington, Virginia areas.


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