The squeaking, thumping, and scratching noises of having rats trapped in the walls of your home is enough to drive almost any homeowner crazy. On top of that, rats can cause significant damage to your home and family if not addressed in a timely manner. If rats have found their way into your walls, Critter Control® of Dallas is here to help.
How do rats end up in my walls, anyways?
Rats generally enter the home through small openings in a wall, by chewing through roofing soffits, or even through ventilation ducts. Once rats are in your home, they have access to places like your kitchen and pantry, posing a significant health risk as rats are known to spread parasites and disease. Rats enter homes in search of a place to breed, and the walls of your home provide secluded areas that are perfect for their needs.
The Dangers of Rats
In addition to the health risk that rats pose to you and your family, they also put the well-being of your home at risk in a variety of ways:
- Rats love to chew. They have large front teeth that are always growing, and the wooden beams and electrical wiring in your walls give them a perfect way to keep their teeth in check.
- Droppings and urine permeate the structures in your walls and create a foul odor throughout your home. If the issue gets bad enough, replacing the affected section of the wall may be required.
- Attic insulation is a favorite material for nest-building; and as the rats tear up and soil your insulation, it loses much of its efficiency. That loss of efficiency can cost you big on energy bills over time.
The Critter Control® Difference
Our trained technicians are able to identify where rats are entering your home and remove them using the most humane and effective methods available. Once the offending critters have been removed, we seal up any potential entry points to help ensure you don’t end up with rats in your walls again. Give Critter Control® of Dallas a call today at 817-222-1101 to set up your free home estimate.