Flatliners Pest Control specializes in rat control and removal in Las Vegas. Our warm climate makes our homes and businesses a rodent haven. If you spot droppings, gnaw marks, or other signs of an infestation, it’s time to call a rat exterminator for rat control and rat removal.

Left unchecked, a small rat problem becomes a big one in no time.

Are Rats A Problem In Las Vegas?

Nevada has two common rats that can be home pests — roof rats and Norway rats. Rats spread diseases, contaminate food, and chew through walls, wood, wires, and more. Their teeth grow constantly, so they gnaw nonstop. It’s crucial to get rid of rats before populations explode. Prevention is also key to keeping rats from returning.

Rats can bring serious health risks, including diseases.

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Colorado Tick Fever
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Watch Out For Roof Rats

The roof rat is small and black or dark brown and prefers to climb and build nests in roofs or attics. They tend to look for warm, dry, accessible places and chew through wood and wires to get to one. These are some of the most destructive rodents and can even chew through multiple layers of plywood.

Places Rats Like To Nest

  • Dead Palm Trees
  • Ceiling Spaces
  • Piles Of Wood
  • Bedroom Walls

Norway Rats: Hard To Miss

Brown Norway rats can weigh up to a pound. They will enter your basement or crawlspace, burrow into garbage piles, or hang out in your garage. These rodents are omnivorous scavengers attracted to garbage and other refuse.

The size of these rats makes them a little more obvious. Their nests might be outside, but they might have found a hole in your home that allows them to come and go as they please.

Signs Of A Rat Infestation

The cliche is true: you can smell a rat infestation in your home. But before it gets to that, there are some other signs that you can spot to help you determine whether you have rats in your home or business.

  • Scratching, Squeaking & Scurrying Noises
  • Rub Marks Near Walls
  • Rat Droppings
  • Holes In Walls / Burrows
  • Chewed Baseboard Corners
  • A Pervasive Rotting Smell
  • Puddles & Dark Staining

When To Call The Rat Exterminator

Don’t wait, as rats breed rapidly. A female can birth 5-10 litters per year with up to 12 babies each. Las Vegas faces occasional “rat floods” when populations spike after rains. Take action at the first sign of rats.

Rat Control FAQ

Q: How can I find rat entry points?

A: Inspect the home’s baseboards and foundation. Look for rub marks, droppings, gnaw marks, holes, or any openings bigger than 1⁄4 inch. Check attics, sinks, under appliances, and around pipes.

Q: What are the first signs of a rat problem?

A: Droppings and gnaw marks are usually the first signs. You may also hear scratching, scurrying noises, or thumps. As populations grow, rub marks, burrows, odd odors, and actual sightings follow.

Q: Can I fully get rid of rats permanently?

A: It’s difficult to completely prevent any future rat activity due to their persistence. Focus on exclusion and sanitation to deter recurrence. Trapping and professional treatments will manage ongoing issues.

Q: How long does it take pest control to eliminate rats?

A: After an initial treatment plan, most rat infestations can be cleared within 2-4 weeks. Quickly sealing entry points helps remove shelters. Follow all recommendations to prevent rats from returning.

Call The Las Vegas Rat Control Pros

At Flatliners Pest Control, we know how to get rid of rats. Your home or commercial property can be safe and healthy again. Our rat exterminators have experience with even the worst infestations in the Las Vegas Valley.

If you suspect that you need professional rat control and removal services, contact us today to schedule an inspection or service.

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