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Eden Pest Knows Pests: Rats are Very Resilient

Norway RatThe rat-to-person ratio the U.S. is 1:1. When it comes to rodent control, Portland residents will find that natural rodent control is more effective than inhumane tactics. The reason that rats are so hard to get rid of is because of their resilience.

Rats can:

  • Survive being flushed down a toilet and re-enter a home using the same pipes.
  • Survive a 50-foot-fall uninjured.
  • Easily adapt to different environments.
  • Go without water longer than a camel.
  • Swim half a mile in open water.
  • Survive large doses of radiation.
  • Build an immunity to poisons.

Because poisons and baits may simply offer a rat a treat instead of harm it, you’re better off discouraging a rat from entering your home with natural rodent control techniques like:

  • Sealing access points into your home.
  • Keeping your landscape manicured and birdfeeders away from your home.
  • Using lids on trashcans.

Seattle rodent control experts warn that residents and businesses in areas like Tacoma, Auburn, Bonnylake and Puyallup should keep an eye out for rodent infestations because they are prominent in the fall. Because rodents can carry and transmit diseases, cause structural damage and attract other pests to your home, it’s best to call a natural pest control expert as soon as you see signs of an infestation.

Signs that you have a rat problem and should call a pest control company include:

  • Rat droppings.
  • Rat tracks on a dusty surface.
  • Gnaw marks on electrical wiring, cardboard boxes and boxes in the pantry.

Contact Eden Pest to learn more.

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