Rat Control from Fischer Environmental
Serving the Louisiana & Mississippi Gulf Coast For Over 50 Years
Rats are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in the United States. Rats consume and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to humans and pets. Rats live and thrive in a variety of climates and conditions. Rats are often found in and around homes and other buildings, farms, gardens, and open fields.
Because rats are active throughout the year, one should periodically check for signs of their presence. Once rats have invaded your garden or landscaping, unless your house is truly rodent proof, it is only a matter of time before they come indoors. It is very important to control rats before their numbers get too high so control should be started as early as possible.
Rats, like mice, are active mostly at night. Rats have poor eyesight, but they make up for this with their keen senses of smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Rats constantly explore and learn about their environment, memorizing the locations of pathways, obstacles, shelter, food and water. Rats quickly detect and avoid new objects placed into a familiar environment. As a result, traps and baits often are avoided for several days or more following their initial placement. Rats gain entry to structures through any openings and by gnawing, climbing, jumping, or swimming through sewer pipes or broken drains.
Rats consume and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed and also damage containers and packaging materials in which these foods are stored. Outside of being a nuisance and health hazard, rats cause problems by gnawing on electrical wires, wooden structures and tearing up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. Rats also damage garden crops and ornamental plantings.
Three elements are necessary for a successful rat management program: sanitation measures, building construction and rodent proofing, and, if necessary, population control. When food, water, and shelter are available, rat populations can reproduce and grow quickly. While the most permanent form of control is to limit food, water, shelter, and access to buildings, direct population control is often necessary.
Fischer Environmental Services can eliminate your rat infestation today. Fischer Environmental Services is a pest control company servicing Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. We serve the following cities: New Orleans, New Orleans metro area, Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, Hammond, Gulfport, Biloxi, Poplarville, Picayune, and Ocean Springs, and the following parishes and counties:
Louisiana Parishes Covered:
Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, East and West Baton Rouge.
Mississippi Counties Covered:
Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Walthall, Pike, Amite, Wilkinson.
Call Us today – (800) 391-2565 for a free assessment and control estimate or just Contact Fischer . Please take a look at our pest prevention program and residential treatment checklist.Written By Bob Kunst