Rats are responsible for the transmission of many diseases. Their feeding habits are destructive, and their nesting behaviors can compromise the structure of infested buildings. However, rats are secretive and not seen by humans when populations are low. Therefore, an infestation may prove difficult to confirm.

A rat matures sexually at age 3 to 4 months. A mature female rat can mate up to 500 times with various males during a 6 hour span of fertility as many as 15 times a year. Rats can produce up to 2,000 offspring in a year. It is important to get in control of a possible infestation as soon as possible. There are three steps to this:

  1. Identify 
  2. Exclude 
  3. Remove
All 3 steps can be viewed here