Welcome to Rat Control of South Bend! We are Indiana 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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.
South Bend Rat Removal Tip: Why Rats Don't Make Good Pets
You will, no doubt, hear the argument on this both ways. Proponents argue that domesticated rats have been bred successfully in captivity since the early nineteenth century. These rats are said to be highly intelligent and disease free. You can also teach rats tricks and they will learn to come when called, like a dog or cat. However, there are many down sides to keeping rats as pets. Even if you overlook these, it still isn't recommended.
Dirty and High Maintenance
No matter how you slice it, rats are rodents. They are nuisance rodents that should not be kept as pets. They defecate quite often and typically have quite a strong odor. Their urine and feces contain strong smelling pheromones. It is a form of communication among rats and other animals. The pheromones in their defecation alerts others about mating, food sources and other things.
This makes it difficult to keep them clean and there is just no way around the stench. Rats are typically kept in cages, like hamsters and guinea pigs. The thing is that rats are social creatures and don't do well alone. They need others to keep them emotionally and mentally healthy. A frustrated and unstable rat is more likely to bite.
Since they are social animals and require others to stay healthy, they must be spayed or neutered like cats and dogs. If not, they will breed. Believe me, you don't want that. You'll be over run with a little rat population inside of three months.
You already know why the cage would have to be cleaned quite often to be tolerated. Even if you didn't mind the stench permeating your home, rats need plenty of time outside their cage. If they don't get it, they end up frustrated and unbalanced.
Rats need to climb and satisfy their craving to chew. Their teeth grow constantly, which is why rats chew on everything. They are constantly gnawing to keep their teeth in check. If they don't get to burrow, nest, chew and climb, then they end up miserable. It is a ton of work to successfully keep a rat as a pet.
You also run the risk of them getting out of their cage and taking up residence somewhere else in your home. If a pet rat gets away from you, good luck catching them. While they are considered intelligent for a rodent, they are still wild creatures with instincts.
Rats simply do not make good pets, no matter what you hear to the contrary.