No one wants to see a rat in their building. Dangerous to both humans and property, they can transfer disease and destroy the structure of buildings. If your commercial building has a rat infestation, it is important to act fast. If you are looking for exterminators in Hunt Valley to remove these pests, discover Raven Termite and Pest Control.

Why Rats are a Dangerous Pest if They Infest Your Commercial Building

The most common type of rat in our area is the Norway rat. They are brownish-grey and can grow to be a foot long. They nest in burrows dug under buildings, cabinets, ceilings, and inside of walls. Norway rats gnaw on wood, metal, wiring, and plastic and they can chew through floorboards and walls leaving holes. Plus, they shred stored materials, damage computers, and other systems.

Rather secretive and nocturnal, you may notice signs of rats before you spot the rodents. If you see droppings or grease marks from where they rub against walls, you likely have a problem. If there is a rat infestation, they likely travel around the building when the lights are off and the building is clear of people. Traveling around means they spread droppings and urine throughout the building resulting in the ability to spread illness.

Rats transfer diseases to humans by biting and scratching or via their urine and feces. Lymphocytic chorio-meningitis, plague, and salmonellosis are some of the diseases spread from rats to humans. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is transferred through urine or saliva of the rat. Plague is transferred from the fleas that come from rats and bite humans. Salmonellosis is transferred to a human if the rat has contaminated food or water with its feces.

Looking for Exterminators in Hunt Valley?

It’s important that a professional handle a rat infestation as the risk of disease and illness is high. An expert will locate the pests and decide the best course of action. A professional can prevent further infestations as well.

Looking for exterminators in Hunt Valley to take care of a rat infestation? At Raven Termite and Pest Control we successfully remove  unwanted pests from buildings and homes. Additionally, we eliminate cockroaches, bedbugs, rodents, flies, and silverfish. For more information, contact us today for a free estimate.