Rat Exterminator St Louis
Our experienced St Louis Rat Exterminators get to the root of your issue and properly seal all entry points to prevent future problems.
Do you have rats in your home or business? These nasty creatures are one of the most disruptive pests, and can be a serious nuisance and health hazard to humans. Rats can transmit diseases, and their fecal material can contaminate dishware, food, and surfaces that you frequently come in contact with. Moreover, they can leave behind bacteria that can pose a threat to humans and pets alike.
Don’t let these unwanted pests create trouble for you – call our trusted St Louis rat exterminators and let us take care of your pest issue.
St. Louis Rats & Mice
Some people think rats are similar to mice, only bigger. However, rats are their own unique type of rodents. While mice and rats are a part of the same family, rats belong to a different genus that separates them from mice.
Common rats are of two types: the brown rat and the black rat. They are usually found around people, they live off human food, and they make their nests in homes and businesses.
Rats are social creates, and often work together. Any rat exterminator will tell you that these annoying pests are highly intelligent, and quickly learn and adapt to different environments. This is the reason why they are used in scientific research as well. Rats, like most rodents, reproduce quickly and often, so even if you have spotted a couple of them in your home or business, you may be facing a bigger infestation sooner than you think.
Rats and mice are highly destructive causing much damage everywhere they live. Unfortunately, they like to live near humans and often without being detected. You may find them in places such as your basement or your attic.
Rats are found to be about 16 inches long but can grow even bigger. Mice are much smaller, about 2-4 inches long (including their tail). These rodents carry disease that can cause severe illness in your family or children and damage to your home and property.
How to Get Rid of Rats?
Before you try out all the DIY methods such as baits and rat poisons, keep in mind that you are dealing with a pest that has grown immune to many of the over-the-counter pesticides. While you may be able to trap one, there might be others lurking elsewhere in the house or waiting to make an entry. Only a trained and well-equipped rat exterminator can ensure that all rats in your home are removed, and all entry points are sealed properly to prevent any future invasions.
While it’s good to be proactive in dealing with rodents, it can be very dangerous because of the diseases they carry. Calling the professional exterminators at Pure Pest immediately is the best way to get rid of rats.
We follow a two-step rat elimination strategy in order to rid your home of these pests, and ensure that they do not invade your home or business again:
- Baiting to eliminate existing rats: Baiting is a highly effective way to control rats. We mix an attractive food for rats with a poison. We use special rodenticides mixed with a bait material that rats find very attractive. Also, the rats do not die immediately, which prevents other rats from becoming bait-shy, and they all get killed eventually.
- Trapping: When a place is infected with only a limited number of rodents, trapping can prove useful. It is also used in situations where using poison baits can be hazardous such as in food processing units and pharmaceutical companies. This also prevents the possibility of the rats dying in a place that is inaccessible from where they cannot be easily removed.
If you are having issues with rats, we can help you solve your problem. All of our rat exterminators are thoroughly trained and experienced in dealing with these situations, and we will provide impeccable service to remove them from your home or business, and help you take preventative measures to prevent future infestations.
St Louis Rat Control
Call Pure Pest today — we will get rid of your rat infestation with safe and minimal use of chemicals. Because of the proximity of humans to the infested areas, we take extra precautions to avoid any toxicity or allergies developing in our customers.