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Rat Identification & Prevention

What are rats?

Rats can range in size from 13–18 inches in length, and can be light brown to black in color. Two rats — the Norway rat and the Roof rat — are the most common species. The Norway rat has a blunt snout and ears that are small and covered with hairs. The Norway rat lives in burrows outdoors or in and around stored items, wall voids, and attics. The tail is dark on top and pale beneath. The roof rat has a pointed snout and the ears are large and nearly naked. This rat may live outdoors in trees and inside structures. The tail is uniformly dark. These pesky rodents can contaminate your home or business and easily spread disease if they are allowed to live on your property for long. Get expert rat and rodent control services that you can count on when you contact High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs. We are proud to be a Broncos Business Pick, and we will help to keep your home secure from any and all rodents you may encounter!

How do I know if I have a rat problem?

If you suspect you have a rat problem, watch out for:

  • Droppings
  • Sighting of rats themselves (dead or alive)
  • Tracks
  • Damage to food or food packaging
  • Growing damage or gnawing sounds
  • Burrows
  • Rodent odors

Are rats dangerous?

Rats are medically important because they are known to carry many diseases such as food poisoning, rat bite fever, Weil’s disease, rickettsia diseases, and plague. Rats have also been known to bite. Their gnawing habits can damage property and lead to fires if they gnaw on wire insulation. Their droppings contaminate food and surroundings, and their burrows can damage landscapes, as well as lead to soil erosion. These effects make it vital to seek out pest control services.

How do I get rid of rats?

Rats are very cautious in nature and require professional pest control treatment to reduce an infestation in a given area. High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs offers a professional treatment for the reduction of rats. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to address your rat problems. Don’t waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies or unprofessional service. Call High Country Pest Control to schedule a reliable home pest control service today!Don’t risk your safety or waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies and unprofessional service. 

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How do I prevent rats in the future?

Exclusion and sanitation pest control measures provide solutions to rodent pest management. Exclusion involves eliminating dead spaces, cracks, crevices, and other openings so pests cannot hide in or enter buildings. Sanitation involves eliminating food, harborage, and water sources. Excluding entry points with steel wool can help keep them out of your home or business. Common food sources around the home include pet foods, birdseed, as well as garden seed. Harborage reduction can be accomplished by eliminating undesirable vegetation next to buildings, stored lumber, rock piles, old equipment and construction materials.

Why Choose High Country Pest Control?

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    We care about you, your children, and your pets. Our treatments are safe for all of you and for the environment.
  • Local Professionals
    We are a local business with experienced pest professionals. We have over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry.
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When you need pest control for your home or business, you can count on High Country Pest Control to deliver the quality services you need. We use effective and environmentally friendly methods that are tough on pests and safe for your family. No matter what pest problem you find yourself dealing with, High Country Pest Control will take care of it quickly and with excellence. High Country Pest Control is the company to contact for quality pest control delivered with pride. Call us now!

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