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The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Tulsa Property

December 30, 2022

It is the ultimate violation when discovering a rat problem in your home. It's hard to fathom that where you're supposed to feel the most comfortable and relaxed has become unpleasant and even scary. 

What a relief it is to know that Montgomery Exterminating provides the most effective pest control in Tulsa to quickly get rid of rats in or around your home. We not only eliminate your existing infestation but educate you on rat prevention to help you avoid new pest dilemmas from occurring in the future.

Clear Signs Of A Rat Infestation On Your Property

If you think you have rats on your Tulsa property but are unsure, there are sure signs to watch out for that will confirm your suspicions. The most obvious sign is seeing live or dead rodents yourself. If you have yet to see one of these critters in the flesh, you'll eventually come across their droppings, especially near cupboards, drawers, food packages, or underneath the sink. Rats will use soft or fluffy fabric, dried plant matter, or shredded paper to build their nests. Their incessant compulsion to chew on anything in sight often leads them to create holes in your walls and floors or gnaw through your food packaging. You may also smell a strong ammonia-like odor that's not easy to ignore.

Rats Can Damage Property And Spread Dangerous Diseases

It's a daunting situation when rats have intruded into your home. Just the thought of these critters sharing your space is frightening enough. But to add insult to injury, rats can potentially carry many dangerous diseases that could jeopardize your and your family's health. Some of these illnesses include:

  • Rat-bite fever

  • Tularemia

  • Leptospirosis

  • Hantavirus

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV)

And you don't have to come into direct contact with rats to experience their ill effects. Rat droppings and urine that collect inside your home eventually create airborne particles that expose your family to contaminated air. 

In addition to the illnesses that rats transmit, these rodents can cause significant damage to property and personal belongings. With their razor-sharp teeth, rats can gnaw holes through walls and chew through electrical wiring, potentially causing an outage or starting a fire. There is no surface tough enough to withstand damage from rats. Their teeth penetrate metal, lead, plastic, fiberglass, wood, concrete, and brick. If you've witnessed rats inside your house, contact Montgomery Exterminating to schedule a thorough inspection.

Why Do-It-Yourself Rat Control Usually Fails

We live in an era where people seek the quickest and most convenient methods to resolve household issues without employing outside help. That's why the do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) craze has taken over the Internet and social media. At-home remedies and D.I.Y. tactics can be helpful to solve minor problems in a pinch, like removing stubborn stains from expensive fabrics, unclogging drains, and getting hardened chewing gum out of upholstery. But in cases of pest infestations, D.I.Y. practices fall short every time.

The main reason is due to lack of experience. The average person doesn't have the education or training to accurately identify the pests plaguing their home. Understanding the habits and behaviors of the pests that have invaded your space is the key to eliminating them. Additionally, only pest professionals have access to the most modern equipment and latest technology to aid them in getting the job done right quickly. Attempting to eliminate a rat infestation could create more problems than it solves. Rodent traps can cause injuries, resulting in broken fingers, hands, and feet. Plus, they're not safe to use around young children and pets. You could also use incorrect products that are toxic to your family.

Therefore, bypass the D.I.Y. practices and contact a reputable pest management company to schedule professional rat control services instead.

The Best Way To Safely Get Rid Of A Rat Infestation

If you're concerned about how to get rid of rats quickly and safely, look no further than seeking the services of professional pest specialists. Experienced technicians have acquired the education and training to combat any pest problem you may encounter successfully, including ridding your home of different types of rats. Pest specialists have access to the most modern equipment and newest technologies to get the job done right the first time. No D.I.Y. strategy or home remedy comes close to the results professional pest control can provide.

For over 25 years, Montgomery Exterminating has been protecting the homes and businesses of our residents in Tulsa and the surrounding areas from common nuisance pests and wildlife. Our highly trained technicians perform at an exceptionally high level, using industry best practices and procedures to meet your expectations and exceed them. Count on us to restore your living and working spaces to the peaceful atmosphere you deserve. Reach out to us today to request your free estimate.

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