Do you have rats living rent free in your San Jose home? Rats are no stranger to San Jose residents and will often find their way into your home. 

Rats can cause damage to both your home and health if not taken care of. It is important to let the professionals at Critter Control of San Jose take care of your rat problems. You never know if a rat is a carrier of a dangerous disease and dealing with rats can be a way bigger headache than it may seem at first. Skip the hassle and let our professionals remove rats from your home and clean up and repair any damages left behind. 

If you want to kick these unpleasant renters out of your home for good, here are 5 steps you can take to keep rats away from your San Jose home. 

5 Steps to Keep Rats Away from Your Home

  1. Close the open doors. 

Rats will enter through any opening, even the tiny ones, so it is important to seal up any gaps or cracks in your home’s foundation, walls, and roof. You can also purchase screen vents to cover chimney and vent openings. 

  1. Stop the free pantry. 

Rats are attracted to food, especially free and easy to access food. It is important to keep all food, including pet food, stored in sealed containers. Never leave food, crumbs, or spills out overnight, or you may wake up to a greasy houseguest.  

  1. Remove their comfort living. 

Clean up any clutter in your home or yard. Rats are attracted to clutter and debris, so it is important to clean up regularly. Rats can use clutter as bedding or nesting material, cleaning up clutter prevents them from being able to make themselves comfortable in your home. 

  1. Conduct regular housing checks. 

It is important to regularly check your home for signs of rat activity, such as droppings, gnaw marks, and burrows. Catching a rat problem early can prevent as severe infestation and ensure you don’t have free renters living in your home. 

  1. Call the professionals. 

The best way to keep rats away from your San Jose home is to call in the professionals. Our experts at Critter Control of San Jose have over 30 years of experience solving rat problems in the San Jose area. Our technicians can inspect your home and put into place preventative measures to ensure no rats are able to freely occupy your space. Our experts will also safely and quickly remove rats from your space, so you can get back to the things that matter most— like enjoying the California sun. Lastly, our experts will clean up any mess and repair any damages left behind by rats. Call and schedule your home inspection today!