Rats
Rats (Rattus spp.) have caused more human suffering and more economic damage than any other vertebrate pest. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind.

Identify a Rat Problem

Description

The most commonly found rat in the United States is the Norway Rat. It is also called the brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. The Norway rat can be found anywhere in the United States.

Habitat

Rats can nest in underground burrows, sewers, roofs, or inside buildings with few people in the area realizing it.

Rat Control

Damage

From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination.

Control

Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. Lethal control often combines the use of rodenticides with non-toxic control measures such as snap traps or glue boards.

Removal

Rats can transmit disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Or indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis.

Trapping & Removal

Critter Control of Salt Lake City's rat control technicians applies a broad range of techniques. These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and sometimes lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides. Our wildlife experts may not show you prefer to use rat repellents, rat fumigants, and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats.

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