Rat Removal in New York & New Jersey

A Pest-Free Life Is on the Horizon

How to Spot Them and Get Rid of Them

Is there anything more disgusting than a home with rats? We are not talking about the cute, germ-free pet rats that some people love. We are talking about wild rats. These rats, which can range in size from teensy to the size of small dogs, pose a real threat to human health. They urinate and defecate everywhere, which spreads diseases. They contaminate things with their waste. They chew on things, posing a real hazard to your things. Plus, when they get desperate, they can bite. We have all read the horror stories of rats eating babies. It may be rare, but it can happen.

The fact that rats can be so dangerous is probably why people find them so frightening. Even the toughest person may feel queasy about the idea of dealing with these rodents. We have more bad news. If you have seen one rat, odds are that even more of them are lurking. Rats are not solitary animals. They live in nests or even in colonies with several other rats. So, if you see one running around your house, you probably have an infestation.

Signs of a Rat Infestation in Your Home

Chances are that you will see signs of rats before you ever see a rat. These sneaky nocturnal animals know how to avoid being spotted by humans.

Signs that you may have rats include:

  • Rat droppings (long, dark, pellet-like in appearance)
  • Rat nests (shredded paper or cardboard)
  • Damaged fabric
  • Damaged electronics
  • Gnawing on food containers
  • Disappearing food, including pet food
  • Oil or urine stains along pathways
Horizon Pest Control Rat Exterminators in NJ are available by phone at (201) 447-2530

Commercial Rat Solutions

brown rat on a curb
Commercial pest solutions are essential for businesses to maintain a clean and safe environment for their employees and customers. Rat infestations can cause significant damage to structures, contaminate products, and pose health risks. Commercial pest control services provide effective solutions to eliminate rats from commercial premises. These services include regular inspections, customized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring to ensure long-term pest management. Investing in commercial pest solutions not only protects businesses from potential financial losses but also preserves their reputation and ensures a healthy working environment. Don’t let rats harm your business – contact Horizon Pest Control today for all your commercial pest control needs!

Residential Rat Solutions

Residential pest solutions are essential for maintaining a clean and safe living environment. Rat infestations can cause property damage, spread diseases, and create an overall unpleasant living situation. Hiring professional residential pest control services can effectively eliminate and prevent the presence of rats in your home. These solutions involve inspections, treatment plans, and ongoing prevention measures to ensure a pest-free home. By investing in residential pest solutions, homeowners can protect their property and ensure the well-being of their family members. Don’t let rats harm your home – contact Horizon Pest Control today for all your residential pest control needs!
Call Horizon Pest Control now at (201) 447-2530 for rat extermination in New Jersey or New York, or contact us online to request a free estimate.

Rat Prevention and What Attracts Them

The best way to avoid rats is to keep them out. However, it can be harder than it looks. Rats can squeeze into tiny openings. If their heads can fit, they can get through a hole. Part of our job is to inspect potential openings and close them up.

Several things can attract rats. You may have heard that rats like dirty homes. While it is true that they like available food and water sources, which may be more likely in dirty homes, rats are possible in even clean homes. One of the biggest contributing factors is nearby construction. If there is construction in your area, then rats are going to be displaced. Where will they go? Your house if they can get in it!

We Offer Extensive Rat Control Services

Do not worry. In addition to exclusion, we also exterminate rats that have managed to get into the premises. Combined, the two-front strategy can help us take care of your rat problem in no time.

Our Pest Control Programs

Our pest control programs are designed to effectively eliminate and prevent unwanted pests from invading your home or business. We offer comprehensive services that target a wide range of pests, including insects, rodents, and more. Our team of experienced technicians uses safe and environmentally-friendly methods to rid your property of pests while ensuring the safety of your family or customers. With regular maintenance and inspections, our pest control programs provide long-term protection and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are rats attracted to certain types of food or environments?

Yes, rats are attracted to a variety of foods, including grains, seeds, fruits, and garbage. They are also drawn to environments with abundant food sources, hiding places, and accessible shelter.

What are some common signs of rats in the house?

Common signs of rats in the house include:

  1. Droppings: Small, dark pellets found in corners or along walls.
  2. Gnaw marks: Damage to wood, plastic, or wiring due to their constant gnawing.
  3. Nesting materials: Shredded paper, fabric, or other materials used for nests.
  4. Grease marks: Smudges along walls and baseboards caused by the oils in their fur.
  5. Scratching noises: Sounds of movement or scratching, especially at night.
  6. Footprints: Tracks or footprints in dusty or less-used areas.
  7. Unusual pet behavior: Pets may act agitated or show interest in specific areas where rats are present.

If you suspect a rat infestation, it’s advisable to consult with a pest control professional for proper identification and effective removal.

How can I prevent rats from coming back after removal?

To prevent rats from returning after removal:

  1. Seal Entry Points: Close off potential entry points with materials like steel wool or caulk.
  2. Proper Waste Management: Secure garbage in tightly sealed bins and dispose of it regularly.
  3. Maintain Cleanliness: Keep your home and surrounding areas clean to eliminate food sources.
  4. Trim Vegetation: Trim branches and vegetation away from the house to limit access points.
  5. Pet Food: Avoid leaving pet food outdoors, and store it in sealed containers indoors.
  6. Regular Inspections: Conduct regular inspections for signs of infestation and address issues promptly.
  7. Professional Advice: Consult with a pest control professional for ongoing preventive measures tailored to your situation.

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