Did you know that in 2017 D.C. was ranked number four, in 2016 Baltimore was ranked number eight and the Richmond-Petersburg area was ranked number 25 as the worst cities for rodent infestations? That means there's a higher probability of a rat entering a resident or business in these areas than others. They can enter a building by many different ways; however, there's one that you would never have thought of and had me cringing.
Rats can enter a building through different entry areas: a foundation vent, a gutter downspout, overhanging trees, and through pipes. The entry point that is common for rats to enter that is commonly missed is through an abandoned sewer pipe. They can climb up through the drain line that wasn't capped off where a toilet once sat and unbeknownst to home or business owners, rats can also enter buildings through a toilet bowel. EWW!!! They are a creature of habit so once they have a route in and out of the building through that drain line, they will have no problem inviting their friends to party along with them.
Rats are extremely messy and they don't care to clean up after themselves. They chew on wires which can cause a fire. They tear up anything they can chew through. Rats can transmit diseases and ruin your food supply. Not to mention cause horrible foul odors from their stench including their urine and feces all over the place.
If you hear noises or see evidence that you have a rat, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. We do a thorough inspection which includes locating the entry point, removing the ones in the building, prevent these pests from re-entering and talk about the remediation process. We will be
more than happy to work with you side by side to get rid of these pests.