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How To Prevent Rodents In Delray Beach

April 9, 2018

Delray Beach is a very vibrant city on South Florida’s East coast. This beautiful city is right on the water with beautiful beaches, has perfect weather, and is a main attraction for fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. It’s hard to think that such a beautiful place could home some of the most destructive pests. Don’t let pests, especially rodents, get away with turning your beautiful Delray Beach property into a home for themselves!

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What Rats Do We See in Delray Beach?

Typically, we hear a lot about rodent’s moving in during the winter, which is true, but rodents in Delray Beach becomes a big issue for homeowners. Rodents are still looking for three main necessities; food, water, and shelter. If your home provides these tools for life, those rats will take no hesitation moving right on in.

 Two rats that you should be on the lookout for are the Roof rat and the Norway rat. The roof rat, which has the most abundant population around Delray Beach, has a dark grey and sleek body. The Norway rat, which typically has a brown color, are numerous in population around Delray Beach due to the large access of water.

Both rats, are nocturnal, but if you spot one during the day time, it may be an indication that you have a larger infestation around. They also can cause severe damage to your home. Not only do they find their ways into your garbage or chew their way through your boxes in your attic, but they can start fires and pose serious health threats.

How to Prevent Rodents in Delray Beach

There are many tips to use to prevent rodents from making an unwanted entrance in your Delray Beach home.

  • Clean, clean, clean! Always keep places that store items and tend to get messy or clogged with boxes tidy. This removes possible hiding spots or areas that rodents can turn into a home.

  • Inspect the perimeter of your home’s foundation. Seal up any cracks or small holes that can keep the rodents out. Remember, they can fit into quarter size spaces so it’s important to close every entry point you can.

  • Use air tight containers to store your food. This also includes your pet food!

  • Replace screens and vents throughout your home. Many homeowners don’t know that rats can enter the home through chimney’s and dryer vents.

  • Fix up leaking pipes or clogged drains. This can cause moisture build up in your home, making the water necessity appealing for rodents.

For those homeowners who need that extra protection or if you are suspicious of a rodent infestation in your home, call Nozzle Nolen today! Our professionals use a rodent control program that prevents, removes, and sterilizes. Rodents can cause between $500 million and $1 billion in home damage as well as health issues. Contact us today to learn more about our rodent control and keep your Delray Beach home safe from the damage!


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