Rat Extermination Services in Colorado

Rats can pose a serious health risk to humans. They are capable of spreading disease and can cause serious damage to your home. If you have a rat infestation, you need to call Colorado Pest Pros for your rat removal requirements.

How to Control Rats

The best way to keep rats from infesting your home is to keep them from entering. Rats can enter the walls of your home through a hole as small as the width of a dime. Patching up holes and will deter them from making your walls their home.

The Rat Extermination 3-Step Process

  1. Identification of species. Once the pest professional has identified and confirmed your rat infestation issues, they will provide you with the various options towards getting rid of them.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the nests and speculate on the size of the rat community as well as give you some idea as to the damage they have already caused.
  3. Removal. Once all the factors are evaluated, your pest professional will remove the rats from your home.

Rats: Did You Know?

  • Rats will feed on mice, given the opportunity in a situation such as both species living in the same house. In the wild, they tend to live more harmoniously.
  • Rats reach sexual maturity at five to six months.
  • Rats actually have the ability to weaken the foundation of your home from their destruction. They also can contaminate your food.
  • A group of rats is known as a mischief of rats.

There are two primary types of rats that live in the Denver area. They are house rats and deer rats. Both types are capable of entering your home and wreaking havoc.

Rats in the wild live anywhere from six months to two years. Since they are mammals, they are born alive and in litters. When there is a full community of rats, the females will nurse each other’s offspring.

Gestation lasts for 21 days. The pups are born completely hairless and blind. By two weeks of age, they have all their fur and their eyes begin to open.

Rats can be identified through visual observation of their presence, their droppings, and hearing them move about within the walls of your home. Other signs of heir prescience include gnawing marks and what looks grease stains that is due to the rats moving back and forth. The darker the mark, the more rats there are.

Rats feed on drywall, wood, any food that they might find, and even electrical cords. They are a communal animal with cooperation in some areas and aggression in others. Most of the aggression is male vs male and usually involves a female or food.