Our pest control experts have started to see an increase in rat infestations in Amesbury, Newburyport, Ipswich, and the surrounding areas over the past few months. Mild temperatures and a decrease in wildlife in the area have led to more homeowners and business owners reporting rats on their premises.

A few of the most common signs of a rat infestation include:

•Scratching noises
•Rat droppings
•Damaged walls, electrical wires, insulation, ect.

Rats are not only a nuisance pest, but they also are carriers of diseases. It is important that you contact a pest control expert at the first sign of an infestation. Safer Nature can both remove rats from your Amesbury or Newburyport property and also help prevent you for getting another infestation in the future!

Rat prevention tips include:

•All trash / garbage should be put in rodent-proof, watertight containers.
•Arrange bird feeders so that seeds can't fall on the ground OR keep bird feeders farther away from your home.
•Eliminate clutter by cutting and removing grass and/or weed overgrowth.
•Remove old trucks, cars, and tries from your yard.
•Elevate hay, woodpiles, and garbage cans at least 1 foot off the ground.
•Clean up pet waste frequently and keep pet food indoors in containers with tight lids.
•Keep compost bins as far away from the house as possible (100 feet or more is the best).
•Food from vegetable gardens and/or fruit trees should not remain on the ground.
•Seal up any open access points in your home.