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Rat infestation in your home is very difficult to find as rodents only come out when there is no sign of humans around. However if you encounter one in the surrounding you may be sure of the rat infestation in your home. Furthermore, rat droppings, bitten or chewed parts of any kind of fabric mean you need an urgent pest control in your house. Your home can be infested by rats because of many of the reasons, of which most commonly are uncleanliness and improper disposal of food.
Here are the ways that you should follow to keep rats away from your home:
- Keep your home and surrounding clean: Rats make a home in underground drainages, piping or hidden places. Most of the rat infestation occurs due to improper disposal of waste as for surviving they scurry in search of food. Make sure your home is not the safe place that they would want to stay in. Use sanitizers to clean your floors, it will also remove the smell of the food along with the uncleanliness.
- Proper disposal of waste: You should always segregate organic and inorganic waste; dispose both of them properly. As the procedure required for both of them might not be the same. Make sure there is no dumping of organic materials in your vicinity. Rat infestation occurs in search of food and dumping of food in your vicinity is just like inviting rats for a fine dine.
Anti-rat products: Anti- rat products
(http://www.joybynature.com/collections/anti-rodent) is the best prevention if you want to prevent them from entering your house. You can just keep the product in your house and it will prevent rats entering that place. If you have kids or pets in the house make sure the rat –repellent you choose for is organic and 100% non- poisonous. Other anti-rat products are rat killers where you keep the eating bar in your house and intake of that bar by the rat kills that rat. One may choose to spray pesticides in the house but it comes with its own setbacks. There will be too much of unpleasant pungent smell in your house which would not go for weeks. You can use organic room fresheners to avoid the smell and keep atmosphere around pleasant. So prefer to avoid rat infestation than making efforts later to get rid of it.