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The Ultimate Guide To Rat Removal: Keep Your Virginia Beach Property Safe


Rats are some of the most unsanitary and destructive pests you can encounter in your Virginia Beach home. Too bad they're also some of the toughest to get rid of, thanks to their clever and stubborn nature. Professional rat control in Virginia Beach from Go-Forth Home Services is an effective way to protect your property from these destructive rodents.

Signs Of Rats On Your Property: Identifying Rat Activity

You might think the main sign of rats is seeing a rat, but this is not the case. Rats are nocturnal, which means they are most active while people are asleep. What's more, they also tend to stay out of humans’ sight, so they do everything in their power to keep out of your way. This means you might not ever see a live rat, even if you have an infestation.

Thus, you will have to look for other signs of a rat problem, such as:

  • Gnaw marks and chewing damage
  • Ripped-up insulation and furniture cushions
  • Destruction of pantry food packaging
  • Rat feces or urine stains
  • Scurrying sounds inside walls or ceilings

If you start noticing these signs, it is important to act right away. Rat infestations only grow as time goes on. What's even worse is these animals are exposing you to disease and damaging your house the entire time they are present in it. 

Rat Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage Explained

Most people know rats are disgusting. This is because they spread a variety of different pathogens that can sicken people and pets alike. Rats contaminate virtually everything they touch by shedding dirty hairs or dragging their dirty bodies across surfaces. They also have no compunction about leaving feces in your food stores and on items in your home.

Not only do rats spread disease, but they also do significant property damage. This is because, like all rodents, rats have to grind down their constantly growing teeth. That means they love to chew on hard items in your home, like electrical wiring and plumbing, which can pose risks for fire hazards and water damage. Both of these issues are why rat control is so vital. 

Professional Rat Control: The Most Effective Elimination Solution

Unfortunately, eliminating rat infestations that have already established themselves is no easy task. Things like rat poisons and snap traps that you can buy at the store only eliminate one or two rats at a time. This might temporarily reduce the rat population around your home, but it leaves the infestation firmly in place. 

That's why the best thing you can do if you wind up with a rat infestation is to call the experts here at Go-Forth Home Services. Our professional-grade solutions are infinitely more effective at eliminating entire breeding populations of rats instead of just temporarily reducing their numbers. If you want total comprehensive rat control, contact us instead of wasting your time with inferior products. 

Rat Prevention: Simple Measures To Keep Rats Away

Rat elimination may be almost impossible for homeowners to accomplish on their own once an infestation is underway, but there are plenty of ways for homeowners to go about rat prevention. 

One of the best ways to do this is to properly store your food and trash. Cover your trash cans with tight lids whether they are indoors or outdoors. And make sure you are storing all your foods in airtight containers or in the refrigerator. This goes for pet foods as well.

And remember, if your best efforts to keep rats at bay still don't deter these stubborn pests, the best rat control services from the rodent experts here at Go-Forth Home Services are only a click or call away.