For many people there are not very many pests more disgusting and disturbing than rats. After all, rats have caused more human suffering and more damage than almost any other pest. Rats destroy nearly 20 percent of the world’s food supply each year, either by eating it or by some form of contamination.

The most common found rat in Boston and Michigan is the Norway rat. It may also be referred to as brown rat, sewer rat, house rat, and wharf rat. Rats are responsible for the spread of numerous diseases.

How Rats Get Inside

Rats, like other rodents compress their bodies in fantastic fashion. An adult rat can squeeze through an opening only 1/2 inch in diameter. Most homes in Michigan and Boston have several gaps and crevices of this size. Rats are also chewing professionals, and are constantly gnawing. Their teeth are so hard, it’s common for them to chew through cinder block, wood, aluminum, brick, and even lead pipes. It’s extremely important to implement proper household sanitation to prevent rats from causing a problem in your home.

How proof. Controls Rats in Michigan & Boston

Rats are social animals and  live in fairly large groups. Eliminating one rat will not solve the problem, it’s essential to control the rat population as a whole. If you are experiencing rat problems in or around your home or business, give us a call today! Our team of licensed exterminators has years of experience dealing with rats and can offer peace of mind.


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