Welcome to Rat Control of Louisville! We are Kentucky 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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.
Louisville Rat Removal Tip: How To Contend With Rats On A Roof
Rats are already difficult to contend with and eradicate. However, hearing the scratching and gnawing sounds created by rats on the roof can send chills down your spine. They are up high, adding a sense of inherent danger, and you know they are coming in somehow.
There are many different species of rats, but roof rats are especially annoying. They are prevalent in the southern United States and coastal states. Roof rats are also known as palm rats, fruit rats and ship rats. They are also different from Norway rats, which can also be found on rooftops.
These types of rats are typically heftier than other types but that does not impair their ability to climb, jump and squeeze through small holes. As with other species, they need to chew constantly and will chew through structural openings to get inside.
They will bite and scratch if they feel threatened, which can be very dangerous. Rats carry many types of infectious diseases that can make people very ill. It is important to wear the proper protective gear to keep your self safe. Wear thick gloves that cover the forearms and long sleeves to prevent scratches. It is also wise to protect your lungs with a facemask.
Getting rid of roof rats isn't easy as they are rather intelligent and highly persistent. First, you must determine if they are getting inside your home or attic. If they are on the roof, they are probably coming in. Locate entry ways and seal them with metal flashing or steel mesh. They can chew through anything else, even concrete. Don't forget, rats can squeeze through any hole half an inch wide or the size of a quarter.
Once you have sealed the entries, it is time to set traps out and bait them. There are many different types of traps and the ones you use are just a matter of preference. As long as they are effective, they will work.
The best type of bait to use for these types of rats are dried fruits, nuts and berries. Roof rats find these irresistible. However, they are very cautious of new food sources, so it may be necessary to bait a few times without setting the traps. This way they get used to coming in and taking the bait.
Once you bait and set the traps, it will be necessary to check the traps daily. Discard of any rodents caught by putting it in a Ziploc bag, drop that into a plastic bag and tie it shut. Be sure to wear your gloves and mask when disposing of carcasses and wash your hands thoroughly when finished.