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Expert Rat Control Services

Rat infestations are just enough to drive anyone up a wall. If you’re tired of spotting them running across your fence or scurrying across your attic every night, we don’t blame you. Not only are rodent infestations irritating, but they are also quite dangerous. That’s where Pestex comes in. At Pestex, your pests are our business. In our 30+ years in business, we have encountered and resolved countless rat infestations, both large and small. We are skilled in locating and eliminating rats, preventing future invasions from taking place, and helping you regain control of your home. Are you looking to get rid of rats in your home or business once and for all? Turn to our team of experts for unparalleled services. Take a look at what our customers have to say about us!

Call (617) 544-2566 to schedule service with our Boson rat exterminators.

Signs of a Rat Infestation

Rats are skilled at avoiding human contact, which means you won’t always be able to spot one even if your home is infested. Luckily, these rodents leave behind plenty of other signs that they are around.

Common signs of a rat infestation include:

  • Unusual sounds: Rats are good at hiding, but that doesn’t mean they are quiet. You will likely hear them running around behind walls or in your attic, squeaking, or chewing on things.
  • Property damage: Are you finding chewed-up wiring, damaged insulation, food packaging that has been destroyed, grease marks along your walls, or any other unexplained property damage in your home? Rats just might be the culprits.
  • Odd pet behavior: Our pets can often detect rodents before we do, which means you might notice yours are fixated on certain areas for no apparent reason.
  • Strong odors: Rats will leave behind plenty of droppings and urine as well as bring trash into your home, which means an infestation will almost certainly create strong, musty odors.

If you notice any of the above signs, reach out to our rat exterminators in Boston. We are equipped with advanced tools, technologies, and extermination products that enable us to effectively remove rats from your home and keep them out.

What Illnesses Do Rats Cause?

Rodents are easily one of the most dangerous pests because they are known to, directly and indirectly, transmit over 25 different diseases in the U.S. Rats and mice transmit diseases through their bites, urine, feces, and by introducing other disease-carrying pests into your homes, such as fleas and ticks.

Common diseases transmitted by rats include:

  • Rat-bite fever
  • Colorado tick fever
  • Deer tick fever
  • West Nile virus
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Babesiosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Plague
  • Lassa fever
  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Typhus

If you are experiencing symptoms of a rat-borne illness after coming into contact with rats or an infestation, it is important that you seek medical assistance right away.

Do Rats Cause Property Damage?

In addition to putting your health at risk, rats are known to cause a lot of property damage. Due to their ever-growing incisor teeth, rats have to constantly chew through just about anything to keep their teeth sharp and prevent them from getting too long. They also chew on things to gather nest materials, make a new pathway, or feed.

Rats will chew on and through many things, including, but not limited to:

  • Wiring
  • Insulation
  • Walls
  • Wood
  • Cinder blocks
  • Plastic
  • Brick

This can result in extensive property damage, particularly if they chew through wires and start house fires or explosions.

Schedule Service Today

Rat infestations are no joke, which is why you need a team you can truly trust on your side. At Pestex, each member of our team is backed by four generations of experience, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has access to top-quality products, and is passionate about protecting your home and family. We don’t mess around or cut corners when it comes to your safety, so you can always count on us to get the job done right.

Our team also caters to commercial properties, to ensure your every pest control need is met. Check out our commercial services to learn more.

Call (617) 544-2566 to schedule rat control in Boston.

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