Are You Struggling To Deal With Norway Rats Around Your Norwalk Home?

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Norway rats have long, heavy bodies, brown fur with scattered black hairs, and are about 7 to 9 1/2 inches long. They also have gray to white underbellies, a blunt muzzle, and small ears and eyes.

No one wants these rats in their home because they can spread diseases, cause contamination, carry in parasites, create damage, and more!

But you can keep Noway rats out of your home with assistance from Insecta X Total Solutions for reliable Norwalk pest control. Keep reading to learn the important facts about rats.

Signs Of Norway Rats In Your Home

One of the frustrating things about rat infestations is how tricky it can be to find where they are hiding. Rats, like other rodents, are experts at avoiding people, but there are several signs you can look for to identify Norway rats in your home.

Signs of rats to look for include droppings, chew marks on food packaging and furniture, shredded papers and fabrics, and greasy rub marks along walls and floors. If you have pets, you might notice a change in their behavior and see them fixated on one area of the house.

If you see any of these signs in your home, don't wait to get rid of rats, as they can cause many dangerous and expensive problems.

Where Do Norway Rats Like To Hide?

Like other types of rats, Norway rats tend to be shy and prefer to keep their distance from people. Norway rats usually don't travel higher than ground level, so they tend to hide in lightly-trafficked areas such as basements, sheds, garages, and storage rooms.

Rats can make their way into closets, cabinets, and between walls, where they will build nests using materials they find in your home. 

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Norway Rats

While there are many DIY ways to get rid of rats, you are better off with professional assistance because rats are dangerous to handle and one of the most challenging pests to remove.

Insecta X Total Solutions can assist you with rat control. We start by conducting an assessment of your home's pest problems, activity, and conducive conditions to understand your unique situation. Then we will treat the interior and exterior based on our findings.

To keep your home rat-free, you can work with our Insecta X Total Solutions experts for monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly service visits. Working with us will save you the frustration and stress that comes with these pests when they invade residential properties. 

Total Rodent Prevention For Norwalk Residents

Whether you've previously experienced a rodent problem and want to prevent them from returning or want to avoid experiencing this pest in the first place, you can use these tips to keep rats away from your home:

  • Inspect the outside of your home from foundation to roof for damage and openings where rodents can squeeze through. Rats only need a space the size of a penny to get inside your home, so don't overlook the smallest holes. 
  • Declutter your home and keep it organized to eliminate places where rats can hide and make it easier for you to clean and remove other factors that attract rats.
  • Keep food stored correctly in plastic or glass containers with a secure lid to prevent rats from getting in, and use garbage cans with a tight-fitting lid on the inside and outside of your home.
  • Repair leaking pipes and faucets to remove potential water sources for rats on your property. 

For more assistance with rats on your Norwalk property, contact Insecta X Total Solutions, and we'll get you started.