The best rat pest control in Charleston is not setting rat traps. Rodent exclusion is the best long-term solution to a rodent infestation. Sealing all entry points larger than nickel with galvanized steel or hardware cloth is the most effective way to keep rats out of your house.
Get Rid of Rats in Charleston
A homeowner in Charleston found evidence of rats under their house. The drive-under house plan is perfectly suited for the beaches and marshes near Charleston. The living areas are elevated for protection against tides and floods. The open areas under your home make it vulnerable to nuisance wildlife and rodents.
Rats are excellent climbers and can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. The gaps around the bottom of this house provide little to no resistance to rats. To prevent future rat problems under the house, we install hardware cloth around the entire property. We sealed the bottom to prevent animals like mice, rats, or raccoons from gaining access.
Once the house was protected, we placed rat traps under the house. The typical rat-trapping process takes seven to fourteen days. We check this property once a month to guarantee the rats stay out.
Rats in Charleston
Rodents have always been an issue for property owners in Charleston. The most common rodents are roof rats, Norway rats, deer mice, and the common house mouse.
Norway rats and roof rats prefer to live near the water with abundant shelter. In homes, Norway rats tend to seek lower levels like basements, cellars, or garages. Roof rats tend to climb into attics. Roof rats gravitate towards ivies and vines. If you have vines creeping up Charleston home you have an increased risk for roof rat infestation. Trutech Wildlife Service offers recurring rodent control to help protect your home from rat infestations.
Signs of Rat Infestation in Charleston
- Rat droppings
- Squeaks at night
- Gnaw marks
Coastal Rat Control
Rat traps are effective, but trapping is not a long-term solution to rat problems. Rats can still get into your home.
Attempting to be a DIY rat exterminator has its own risks. The rats will usually die in the hard-to-reach recess of your home. Dead rodents can lead to horrible smells and diseases. Rodenticides can also kill other animals. Rodenticides are thought to be responsible for the declining bobcat population on Kiawah Island.
Homeowners are better off targeting factors that attract rodents in the first place such as poorly stored food.
Exclusion is the best way to prevent rats from entering your home. Rats can gnaw through wood, plastic, mortar, cinder blocks, and even metals like aluminum and can squeeze through a gap the size of a quarter.
You must seal your home with rodent-proof material. Our technicians use galvanized steel mesh. Galvanized steel can withstand rodent gnawing, and the mesh is small enough to keep the pests from squeezing through it.