Rats love to explore, and finding their way to food supplies, water and shelter. Rats are considered pests as they contaminate human food, damage properties and run the risk of spreading harmful diseases. Rats can cause an array of problems, so it’s vital to eliminate a rat infestation quickly as rats can:
Damage the fabric of buildings, chew wires, cables etc
Spread disease through direct and indirect contact including : Salmonella; Weils Disease; Lyme Disease.
The most obvious sign of a rat infestation is the presence of dead or living rats. Rats prefer to hide, given the chance, so if rats are seen in the open, it is likely that a large infestation already exists. Rat droppings may be present, indicating a healthy, feeding rat population. Rats also tend to leave dirt or grease marks along walls and floorboards.