Reasons You Don’t Want Rats in Your Home

Pest Control Prince Frederick MDIt goes without saying that rats are terrible pests in the home that need to be eliminated immediately. The team at Barefoot Pest Control has put together a list of reasons why rats are bad for you and your property:

Disease – Did you know that rats carry a minimum of 60 communicable diseases? A colony of rats is sure to give you or some of your family members diseases that can cause issues like vomiting, fever, and joint pain. Some of these diseases can even be fatal if they are not appropriately treated.

Reproduction – A typical female rat can mate with up to 500 partners when in heat, which occurs approximately 15 times a year. If you do the math, then you know that is a large number of baby rats. A single female can make up to 2,000 offspring in a year. All it takes is one rat couple to build a colony.

Destruction – Wiring, cinderblocks, lead pipes, and more – rats are happy to chew on anything they can to keep their teeth from outgrowing their mouth. Nothing is safe and they can be responsible for destroying your entire property.

You can count on our team when you need help with rat infestations in Maryland. We perform pest control in Prince Frederick, MD, as well as Waldorf, La Plata, and Upper Marlboro.