As more development occurs throughout Baltimore County, some areas are finding an increase in the rat population. Development of new homes is destroying the burrows of rats throughout the county, causing an obvious displacement of the animal. The increase in rat sightings is making rat control necessary in Baltimore County. While calling Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control should be your first step when you spot a rat, there are a few ways you can help with rat control on your own.

Rat Control

  1. Cutting of the food supply of rats is a huge deterrent. While you may think you don’t supply rats with food, there are a number of food supplies in your yard. Trash cans without lids is a great food source for rats. Pet feces, bird feed, and pet food are also sufficient food sources for rats.
  2. Removing a water source is also a great way to exercise rat control on your own. Filling any ponds or other holes throughout your yard is start for removing water. After rainfall occurs, dumps any items that may have accumulated rain during the storm.
  3. Keep your yard free of any trash or other debris. Be sure to cut your grass regularly as well.
  4. Close any holes or openings that rats could use to enter your home. Fill in any gaps underneath decks, crawl spaces, and sheds as well.

 

Rat Control with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control

At Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, we specialize in the control and removal of rats and mice in Baltimore County homes and businesses. As soon as you suspect rat activity in your Baltimore County home or on your property, call our professionals. We will humanely remove the animal from your residence without causing harm or stress to any of the parties involved. Rats can carry fleas and other parasites or diseases, so never try to catch the rodent on your own. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.   Source: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/permits/ratattack/ratcontrol.html