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Rat Removal In Columbia, SC

Have A Sneaky Mouse or Voracious Rat In Your Home? We Can Help!


Rats inflict between $500 million and $1 billion in property damage and health problems in the United States each year. Rats destroy and contaminate enough food to feed almost 200 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. And that’s without considering how destructive mice can be! Rodents in your house or company are a source of concern.

Rats are known to carry a variety of illnesses, including:

  • Salmonellosis

A disease that is spread when a person consumes or drinks contaminated food or water, which can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach pains.

  • Other serious diseases

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lassa fever, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, leptospirosis, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, plague, South American arenaviruses, rat-bite fever, and tularemia are all diseases that can be transmitted directly by rodents, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Columbia SC residents typically need more than the basics when it comes to rat removal—rats can cause significant damage to homes, apartments, offices, and other buildings through gnawing, nest-building, and defecation. Routine Rodent removal and Pest Control services can help prevent and control these rat problems.

During a six-hour period of receptivity, a female rat can mate 500 times with different males — a state she goes through roughly 15 times every year. If permitted to mate unchecked, a couple of brown rats can generate as many as 2,000 descendants in a year. (A rat’s sexual maturity occurs between the ages of three and four months.) The usual lifespan of a rat is two to three years. Over the course of three years, the initial pair and their progeny might produce approximately a half-billion rats.

There are many reasons why homeowners fail to remove rats and other rodents by themselves. The most common reason is that these creatures can squeeze through extremely small holes, some as tiny as a quarter (.96 inches). Not all rats can fit through a hole that size though – usually, only juvenile rats or those that are smaller than average fit. Additionally, some rats are too overweight to fit through these tiny spaces. Other times, it’s simply because the homeowner is afraid of these creatures.

We do not encourage the use of poisons because of the low threshold for favorable results and the risk to the homeowner’s pets or young children (residual transfer).

Through chewing, nest-building, and feces, rats can cause structural damage to homes, apartments, workplaces, and nearly any other form of structure. Roof rats can enter the attic through broken vent holes, linger for months, and reproduce if not removed promptly. These might be at blame if your home’s attic is loud at night. Our expert rat removal technicians will capture and remove rats from your attic and other areas. Also, if you believe you have a dead rat or rodent in your house, we can assist you in locating and disposing of the body.

Keep Your Family Safe With Rodent Control and Prevention Services

Rats, like raccoons, are major rabies carriers and can pose severe health risks in your home. Call us for rat removal and decontamination services in Columbia, Irmo, Lexington, and the surrounding regions to keep your family and home safe from any rodent incursions.

Our rat removal professionals will visit and do a complete inspection of your house, identifying all current infiltration points and service requirements. Our comprehensive and thorough rat removal service ensures that you can return to living a pest-free life with confidence.

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