Rat Removal

Why we remove Rats

Rats have been an unwelcome companion of man for centuries.  They thrive in almost any environment, from rural farms to the structures and sewers of major cities.  Rats have an amazing ability to chew through wood, drywall, fiberglass, even some concrete!  They are able to squeeze through the tiniest of gaps in order to gain entry to your home.  You need a trained wildlife professional to help identify both active and inactive entry points so that you can ensure that your home has been completely sealed up against rodent entry.  Rats will eat almost anything and need very little water to survive.  Rats, as well as other rodents have incisors that never stop growing.  This means that rats need to chew almost constantly, once a rat has taken up residence in your attic it is only a matter of time before it begins gnawing at duct work, wooden beams, and even electrical wire which could potentially cause fires and other household emergencies.

Diseases carried by Rats

Rat waste material can carry many harmful pathogens that can make humans very sick.  Over the centuries these rodent born diseases have claimed the lives of tens of millions of people throughout the world.  Rats can directly infect humans with several diseases.  To learn about these illnesses Click Here.  There are also several diseases which can be transmitted indirectly to humans from rats.  To learn more about these illnesses Click Here.


Rat removal process

In order to effectively rid your home of rats and other rodents it is imperative that you employ a Professional Rodent Removal Specialist.  Tufts Wildlife Services has years of experience dealing with a huge variety of rodent infestation scenarios both commercial and residential.  We will identify the active zones of your home (usually in the attic) and use aggressive targeted trapping techniques.  We then identify any and all areas where rats may be getting through the exterior of your home including the active entry points as well as any that may be used once the active site has been sealed.  Unlike large mammal trapping (raccoons and opossums) the rodents are intentionally sealed into the attic while traps are present.  When cut off from external food sources the rodents will seek out food within the attic or structure, this is when our trapping methods are most effective.

 Once this exclusion process is complete, Tufts Wildlife Services will perform an attic sanitation.  During this service we will remove any and all accessible feces and contaminants using a commercial grade vacuum equipped with a hepa filtration system to avoid the spread of spores and roundworm eggs.  Tufts Wildlife Services will then use a commercial atomizer to disperse hospital grade sanitizer throughout your attic to kill any remaining bacteria.  This chemical is safe and effective when it comes to removing potential health threats as well as any scent trails or odors left behind by rodents and other wildlife.