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A Rat’s World: How They Survive and Thrive

Arlington, Virginia is known worldwide for its war memorial tributes such as Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and the U.S. Marine Corp Memorial. Arlington is chock full of history and tourists flock from around the world to visit these great spots. One thing that has always existed in Arlington is a rat population. Rats are incredible survivors and very hearty mammals, growing their population even when the odds are against them. That is why professional pest control such as Green Pest Services is a must when dealing with rats. Here are some important facts you need to know about rats.

Rats are good at hiding

Homeowners are often unaware of a rat infestation until the problem is well advanced. Rats are sneaky and experts at concealing their nests for as long as possible. If you see one rat, it’s likely there are many more.

Starving them is difficult

Rats can live on as little as an ounce of food and water per day. They need very little to survive and this fact alone helps them live easily and populate quickly. Rats are efficient at finding that little food and water they need each day for survival.

They can squeeze into small spaces

Making sure your home is completely sealed is vital. The skull of a rat is not plated together, thus it can change the shape of its head, allowing it to squeeze through openings as small as a quarter. If your garage or shed is not sealed like a drum, a rat will find that shelter perfectly adequate and make a nice home there.

Rats live in large family nests

Rats are social and congregate in colonies of 30-50 rats typically. Did you see a rat? Trust us, he has friends and will soon lead them to your house where they can steal, plunder and destroy. Protect your home, call Green Pest Services immediately.

They carry deadly diseases

Rats have been spreading disease and death for centuries. They carry deadly pathogens and bacteria that cause diarrhea and vomiting. These bacteria include E. coli, clostridium difficile and salmonella to name a few. You don’t want to mess around with these things. For the sake of your family, it is essential you get rid of the threat of rats as soon as possible so they don’t track these horrible diseases through your house.

Green Pest Services is experienced at removing rat and rodent infestations quickly and effectively. We use the most advanced methods for guaranteed removal and we do it safely, taking extreme safety precautions. Removing a rodent infestation yourself can be dangerous and you don’t want to take that chance when it comes to the diseases they carry. Let the experts handle it, we are happy to serve you and look forward to being your pest control professionals for years to come.