People have been under the impression that rodents just appear out of nowhere. We all know this isn’t true: they have their own nesting grounds in certain places that also serve as their retreat whenever they need shelter. This is something that’s not really taken by many homeowners into consideration, but finding burrowing grounds of rats should be an essential move to look into.
Where do we start finding these burrowing mounds where rats and other rodent dwell? We can always get started with the house’s surroundings. We often neglect that our homes may be pest-infested, hence we have trouble making sense out of things, especially the reason we get so many pests infesting our homes.
Here are a few places you should look into.
- Your Backyard
It’s easy for rats to find a place to burrow outside your home, considering there’s really no other place that’s ideal for them. They can transform the environment to fit their needs and they also have an ample amount of food source if your backyard isn’t that well-maintained. Another thing is that they have plenty of hiding places to run off to, in the cases of predators and other animals that pose a threat.
- Dark, Cluttered Spaces in Your Home
Your basement, attic, or unused room could may well be the next hiding place for rats. Rodents, after all, love to dwell in dark spaces and such atmosphere is also ideal for breeding and nesting. They could be hiding under piles of debris that you neglected to tidy, or behind objects that you’ve since stopped using. Look into every corner to see if there are rats making a home out of your own living space.
- Furniture, Luggage, etc.
Speaking of unused items, it’s always common for many of them to just pile up, especially in the case of those that we only use whenever we need them. It would be ideal to invest in deterrents since your things can also become dwelling spaces not just of rodents, but of other creatures and pests. It may not be a big deal for you, but note that rats are always breeding and multiplying. You don’t want them to overrun your place.
Have you decided to get rid of rats in your home once and for all? Then, you should get started with finding where they burrow. Consult a professional if you have to, so you can get the peace you need in your home.