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What It Takes To Get Rid Of Rats On Your Bradenton Property


Rats, just the word is enough to make someone panic. No matter how clean a town or city may seem, these disgusting pests can appear and take over residential and commercial buildings alike. Is your Bradenton property safe?

Westfall's Lawn and Pest team offer comprehensive Bradenton pest control treatments, including rat control services. Keep reading to learn how to spot signs of rats early and the best ways to get rid of rats. And don't forget, you can always call on Westfall's Lawn and Pest to put a stop to your pest problems!

Clear Signs Of A Rat Infestation On Your Property

Rodents in Bradenton are good at hiding, but that doesn't mean they can go undetected on your property. Their behaviors leave behind undeniable evidence of their presence. While some such signs are apparent, others require you to be on the lookout.

Here are the telltale signs that there are rats in your midst:

  • You find teeth or claw marks on the wood in your home.
  • Fabric, paper, and other soft materials around your home are shredded. 
  • You spot a trail of filth running along your floor or baseboards. 
  • You hear scratching in your walls or floors.
  • Food containers in your pantry and cupboards have holes in them.

Call Westfall's Lawn and Pest at the first sign of a rodent infestation in Bradenton. We offer same-day services when available.

Why Rats On Your Property Can Be Very Dangerous

Rats in your building can make you sick, even if you never physically touch them, because the bacteria and parasites that rats carry can spread quickly among humans through bites, surfaces, and even air contamination through rat droppings and urine.

Diseases rats carry include:

  • Hantavirus
  • Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Colorado tick fever

A swift response from pest control professionals is the best way to keep safe from these and other debilitating conditions. Let our pros at Westfall's Lawn and Pest perform a comprehensive inspection of your property to find nesting sites and entryways. From there, we'll work with you to develop a rat treatment plan to safely eliminate these pests.

Why Do-It-Yourself Rat Control Usually Fails

It's not hard to find an article or video explaining how to get rid of a rat infestation on your own. There's no shortage of tools and techniques available to the layman, and anyone willing to spend some time and money can deploy them themselves. But sadly, DIY rat control is rarely effective and can worsen your problems.

When it comes to ending a rat infestation at your Bradenton home, it's not enough to have the right tools or step-by-step instructions on your side. You need knowledge of rat behaviors to utilize them properly. Knowing what makes products effective is key to using them correctly.

It's also important to know the full extent of your infestation problem. Do you know for sure where all the nesting spots are? Do you know where to use your products to target them effectively?

A lot of work goes into proper rodent control in Bradenton, so you should always leave it up to the pros. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that our Westfall's Lawn and Pest team has the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the most challenging pest problems on your property.

The Best Way To Safely Get Rid Of A Rat Infestation

Take the risk out of pest removal by calling on Westfall's Lawn and Pest. We offer a wide range of services in the Bradenton area to help protect residential and commercial properties from birds, bugs, and all manner of creatures who don't belong. Let's work together to stop your pest problems! Call Westfall's Lawn and Pest today for a complimentary estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Bradenton.

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