Rat Removal in Columbia South Carolina
Every year in the United States, rats cause between $500 million and $1 billion in property damage or health issues. The World Health Organization estimates that rats contaminate and destroy enough food annually to feed over 200 million people. And that’s not taking into account how destructive mice are! Rodents in your home or business are something to worry about.
Rats can potentially be the source of many diseases including:
- Salmonellosis: A disease that is transmitted when a person eats or drinks food or water that is contaminated by rodent feces that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
- Other serious diseases: According to Centers for Disease Control, certain rodents can also directly transmit diseases such as the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, plague, rat-bite fever, South American arenaviruses, and tularemia.
When it comes to rat removal, Columbia SC residents typically need more than the basics—rats can cause structural damage to homes, apartments, offices, and virtually any type of building through gnawing, nest-building, and defecation.
A female rat can mate as many as 500 times with various males during a six-hour period of receptivity – a state she experiences about 15 times per year. Thus a pair of brown rats can produce as many as 2,000 descendants in a year if left to breed unchecked. (A rat matures sexually at age three to four months.) An average rat’s life span is two to three years. This can equate to nearly a half-billion rats over three years spanning from the original pair and their offspring.
Many homeowners often fail in providing removal services regarding rats or rodents. Due to the species mailable skeleton, some can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter (.96 Inches). Not all rats can fit through a hole that size. Large rats and overweight rats are too big, but some rats are small enough to fit through — especially juvenile rats.
We do not recommend the use of poisons due to its inherent low threshold for positive outcomes and the potential risk related to homeowner’s pets or small children (residual transfer).
Our broad range of top-quality services ensures the safety of not only your home, but also the removed animal(s). We take pride in the ethical treatment of all of vacated wildlife and in the protection and restoration of your home. Each one of our services comes with a lifetime guarantee for your complete satisfaction.
Rats can cause structural damage to homes, apartments, offices, and virtually any type of building through gnawing, nest-building, and defecation.
Rats are also common vectors for rabies and, like raccoons, also can create serious potential health hazards within your dwelling. To keep your family and dwelling safe from potential rat intrusions, call for our rat removal and decontamination services in Columbia, Irmo, Lexington and surrounding areas.
Our professionals will arrive and provide you with a thorough examination of your home listing all of your current intrusion areas and service needs. Our rat removal is comprehensive and thorough, so you can get back to enjoying a pest-free life with peace of mind.