How to Avoid Norway Rat Infestations

How to Avoid Norway Rat Infestations

Rodent infestations can be disastrous, and unfortunately, Houston is home to some of the most common rodent species. One such species is the Norway rat, also known as the brown rat. These rodents are highly adaptable and can survive in many different environments and climates, making them a common sight in urban settings like Houston. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent a Norway rat infestation from happening in your home or business.

Seal Entry Points

First and foremost, you should inspect your property for potential entry points that the rats might use to invade your space. Make sure all possible openings are sealed off properly and any cracks or gaps are filled with caulk or steel wool. This includes windowsills and doorframes as well as any other areas where rats may be able to squeeze through. Additionally, make sure that your doors close securely since rats can easily slip through if they don’t fit snugly against the frame.

Clean Up/Remove Clutter

Rats love clutter because it provides them with shelter and protection from predators and extreme temperatures. So, it’s important to keep your home or business free of clutter so that rats won’t have anywhere to hide. Be sure to remove items like piles of leaves, unused furniture, construction materials, boxes, etc., so that the rodents won’t have anywhere to hide if they do enter your property.

Work With Professionals You should always enlist the help of a professional exterminator when dealing with rat infestations since DIY solutions are rarely effective for completely eliminating an infestation. Professional exterminators have access to more advanced tools and techniques that will ensure any existing rodent problems are taken care of quickly and effectively. They can also provide advice on how best to prevent future infestations from occurring on your property.

Rodent infestations can be a huge hassle for homeowners in Houston due to its climate being conducive for certain rodent species like the Norway rat thriving in this area. However, by taking proactive steps such as sealing entry points around your property, removing clutter around your home or business premises and seeking professional assistance where necessary you can help greatly reduce chances of experiencing a Norway rat invasion at your residence or workplace in Houston!

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