Why Hire A Professional for Dead Rat Removal

July 14th, 2021

a dead rat on cobblestone

If you suspect you have dead rats in your home or attic, you may think this will be an easy issue to fix, but not so fast. Dead rats still carry bacteria that could put your health at risk.

When you hire professional rat removal in Fort Myers, not only will they resolve your dead rat issue, but they’ll also be able to decontaminate the area and help you assess the magnitude of your rat infestation, and protect you from future ones. Here is more on why we recommend hiring a professional.

You Might Not Know Where the Dead Rat Is

We get the urgency of wanting to remove a dead rat from your home or attic; the more time you wait, the stronger the smell becomes. But calling in a professional might be faster than looking for the dead critter (or critters) on your own. That’s because these little guys work their way into all sorts of cracks and crevices and if you don’t know where to look, they may be hard to find.

Rats Carry Diseases

Dead rat removal can be dangerous as they still have bacteria that can cause humans to get sick. In fact, mice and rats carry over 35 known diseases including some that can be fatal. Among the most common rat-borne diseases include Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis.

Stay on the side of caution and hire rat removal in Fort Myers to make sure the animal is removed, and your home is properly decontaminated so you and your family’s health is not at risk.

There May Be More

Most of the time, if you find a dead rat, it means there are more on your property. Watch for signs of rat infestation such as noises in your attic, rat droppings, footprints on floorboards, gnawing marks and burrows, and nesting sites around your home. A professional will be able to notice these signs and advise you as to the size and scope of your rat infestation.

Dead Rat Removal Services in Fort Myers

Dealing with a rat infestation can be a strenuous task. They are smart animals, so they are hard to completely exterminate. Moreover, DIY rat removal often brings more consequences and slows down the process of decontamination.

Alford Wildlife experts will remove the points of entry for the rats (to prevent return), decontaminate your home, and repair insulation that the rats may have destroyed. We also offer maintenance plans to ensure proper exclusion in the long run.

Ready to remove these rodents? We offer rat removal in Fort Myers and most of Southwest Florida. Learn more about our services and contact us to schedule your free rat removal consultation!



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