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Rats

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serving the Denver Metro Area from Castle Rock to Boulder​

Signs You Might Have Rats

Trails:

  • Leave oily smudges on baseboards or walls
  • Make well-worn trails in grass and low vegetation
  • Prints can be seen in dust

Droppings:

  • Up to 1 inch long
  • Bullet-shaped

Burrows:

  • Outside they like burrows in grassy embankments and under sheltering stones, roots, or pavement
  • Inside, they like infrequently-used areas

Damage:

  • Gnawed wood, electrical cords, and other inedible objects
  • Gnaw food packaging
  • May steal food

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If you think you have a rat problem, please call or email Animal & Pest Control Specialist, Inc, serving homes across the Front Range, including Denver, Evergreen, and Castle Rock.

Rats Nuisance Concern:

  • They enter into the attics any way that they can
  • Urine and feces compiled in attics and around the house can pose serious health risks
  • Extreme damage can be done by their gnawing on furniture, wiring and appliances

Rat Removal:

  • Rat control involves trapping, sealing, baiting and sanitation

General Information about Rats:

  • Nocturnal
  • 4-6 litters a year, each consisting of 6-12 babies
  • Their bodies will be between 6-10 inches long, with tail, up to 18 inches in length
  • Usually nest in attics
  • Eat just about anything, like to eat out of dumpsters and garbage cans

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