Welcome to Rat Control of Greensboro! We are North Carolina rodent control specialists. Our specialty is rat and mouse control. Our special 32-point process is the single most effective method in the
country for permanently solving rodent problems inside houses and buildings. We are not a typical pest control Greensboro rodent exterminator company that treats rodents in a similar way to insects, with repeated monthly
or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing
shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem
is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Greensboro Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
us a call any time to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.
Greensboro Rat Removal Tip: Can A Rat Get In My Building Using The Pluming?
The answer to that question is an emphatic yes. The most common type of rat encountered is the Norway rat and the black rat.
Norway rats are also known as brown rats or sewer rats because of their incredible swimming abilities. Black rats, on the other hand, are also known as roof rats because they have advanced climbing skills.
All rats are persistent in their quest for food and species survival. They will go to great lengths to chew or swim their way in by any means necessary.
Norway rats, in particular, have been known to enter homes through the plumbing system drains and toilets. Although this thought is quite disturbing, it is helpful to know that modern plumbing systems have preventative measures in place.
Most modern plumbing systems have grates installed to prevent rats from entering through the pipes. However, if your home or plumbing is older then it may not have rat prevention in place.
Other Plumbing Uses
Swimming through plumbing lines and pipes is not the only way that rats can use your plumbing system to access your home. This is especially true if you live in an apartment in the city or you have plumbing pipes that run up to the roof.
Roof rats are excellent climbers. Although they have little inclination to swim, they are highly likely to follow to plumbing pipes until they find access into the building. It is very rare for rates to enter inside the plumbing system from the roof top, but it has happened.
One of the most common ways that roof rats find their way into buildings is by climbing down piping and through tiny unblocked holes that allow piping to snake through the building. Rats will climb down pipes, wires or anything else they can confidently grasp with their little rat paws.
Rats can squeeze into amazingly tiny holes that are smaller than the size of a quarter. When pipes are run and the space around them is not sealed, rats will use the small holes as a virtual super highway.
In fact, all tiny holes and crevices should be sealed properly to prevent rats from entering. This includes holes in the roof, around piping, cracks in the foundation and even holes and crevices around vents and louvers. Rats can chew through most materials, so openings should be sealed with metal flashing or steel mesh.
A rat infestation is much easier to prevent than it is to eradicate. A proactive approach can help prevent a rat infestation altogether.