Norway rats are what you typically picture when envisioning a rat. Also known as the brown rat, Norway rats are the most common rodent pest in the world. It is not unlikely that you may have a rat in your Toledo home if you notice scratching in your attic or walls, see grease marks along your trim/wall (indicating their path), and notice rat feces. If you do see any of these signs of a rat infestation, there's a chance you have more rats present than those you actually see; don't be alarmed! Give Critter Control of Toledo a call today or reach us for an estimate here.
What's The Issue with Rats?
First of all, their proximity to humans presents an issue. Norway rats often make their way into buildings, very comfortable around humans and their food.
- Norway rats will also bite and/or scratch if they feel threatened. Rat bites and scratches leave humans susceptible to any number of viruses, including rat-bite fever, the plague, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV).
- The rodents may also carry smaller pests like fleas.
- They damage building foundations and sidewalks and gnaw on a variety of objects, leaving behind unseemly teeth marks.
Norway Rat Control and Safety
Basic home hygiene is a good first step to the prevention of Norway rat infestations, including:
- Regularly cleaning buildings
- Sweeping up crumbs
- Mopping liquid spills
- Fitting trash bins with lids
- Sealing food in rodent-proof containers
- Removing clutter from basements and attics
- Sealing any holes in building foundations
- Replacing broken window screens
Your Critter Control technician may also implement rat traps, rat repellents and other forms of rat extermination to resolve the problem.
Trust the Rat Removal Experts!
Once infestations are identified, Toledo property owners should act quickly to remove populations, as Norway rats multiply quickly (with around 10 rats per litter and up to six litters per year—60 rats for one mother!). Our trained technicians have the necessary tools to remove Norway rats—call today!Request a Quote