When dealing with a rat infestation the most likely culprits are non-native roof rats or Norway Rats(sewer rats); these small rodents often wreak havoc on your home, business and even vehicles. It’s important to take action to prevent further damage to your property — and minimize the risk of disease transmission.

At Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal LLC, we can help rid your property of these unwelcome guests. Check out these do’s and don’ts for effectively dealing with a rodent infestation.


To prevent rats from taking up residence in your home or business, you can:

  • Regularly inspect your property: Rats can get inside through the smallest openings. A good rule of thumb is: if your thumb fits, so will a rat. Check your property for potential holes and entry points.
  • Seal entry points: If you find entry points, promptly seal them up using heavy and rodent resistant material (foam and plastic is not adequate).
  • Keep food and water sources sealed: Rodents are attracted to water and food sources. Keep all potential food stored in tightly sealed metal containers so rats can’t smell or get to it. Leaving food out unsupervised for stray cats or outside dogs will likely attract rodents. Birds make a mess and bird feeders are ideal food source for a hungry rodent. Keep these food sources appriately stored as well.


There are also a few things not to do:

  • Don’t leave trash out: If you have a smelly trashcan or leave bags of trash outside, rodents may catch the scent and come to your property in search of food.
  • Don’t let your yard get overgrown: Rats find piled-up wood, brush piles, overgrown landscaping, or vegetable gardens to be a welcoming environment. Keep your yard well-maintained to discourage rodents.
  • Don’t use harsh, dangerous chemicals: While it may be tempting to take drastic measures to rid your property of rodents, using harsh chemicals can put you and pets at risk. The best way to get rid of rats is to contact a team of professionals.

Why Choose Urban Jungle for Rat Removal Services?

At Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal, we are committed to providing a long-term solution to your rat infestation problem. We have an array of services designed to trap, remove and handle rodent pests. From assessing your property and determining entry points,  sanitizing and treating ectoparasites, to reducing rodent populations outside around your home, our experienced team is here to handle it.

Because every rodent infestation is unique, we never deliver a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we tailor our services to each home or business. We’ll also make sure you understand how the process will work and keep you updated every step of the way.

Discover a Long-Term Solution for Your Wildlife Problem

Ready to rid your property of a rat infestation? Contact Urban Jungle today to get started.