How to get rid of rats in walls and ceiling

How to get rid of rats in walls and ceiling

If you are dealing with a rat infestation in your walls and ceiling, it is crucial to take immediate action by seeking professional assistance to effectively eradicate the rodents and prevent further damage to your home.

A rat infestation in the walls and ceiling of your home can become a serious issue. These unwelcome inhabitants can cause structural damage and pose significant health risks due to their rat droppings.

 Anyone who has contended with a rodent infestation in their home will know that rats and mice are incredibly adept at finding their way into attics and wall cavities. Once they get into these areas, they can be hard to dislodge. It’s particularly frustrating to hear them scratching and scurrying about behind your walls and in your ceiling without an obvious way of getting to them. To deal with the problem effectively, you need to drive the rodents from their hiding place and out into the open.

The first thing you should do is ensure no more rats can get in. If you have rats in your walls and ceiling, there must be an entry point somewhere. Search the perimeter of your home for any holes or gaps that rats could use. Seal any breaches you come across, but make sure you don’t trap the rats completely; if you do, you’re going to have to deal with dead rodents inside your walls.

How to get rid of rats in walls and ceiling

Once you’ve identified all the gaps rats could use to get into your walls, you can lay down traps and set up bait stations to ensnare the rodents as they make their way in or out. These are effective methods for dealing with more minor infestations.

Rats won’t usually emerge from their hiding spots during the day. You might be able to detect activity behind your walls from the noise they make, but rats are unlikely to come out until night. When they do come out from behind the walls, it’s mostly to scavenge for food. If they can’t find any in your home, they will have to search elsewhere. Make sure you tidy up after yourself and your pets thoroughly; it might be worth double-bagging your rubbish before you throw it in the bin,

For larger infestations, you may need a professional pest control contractor to clear it out for you.

There are a few things that you can do in order to get rid of rats in your walls and ceiling. The most important thing is to seal up any openings or cracks that the rats may be using to get into your home. You can use caulk or steel wool to close up these openings. 

Additionally, you can place rat traps in the space between the walls or put poison down in these spaces. However, you should be aware that rats are likely to die inside your walls and ceiling if you use poisons, since they cannot get out to eat them. Be sure to remove the dead rat from the space as quickly as possible, before it starts to emit a foul odor. 

Sealing off these entry points not only aids in getting rid of the current rat population but also helps to prevent future infestations.

Relying on Pest Control Professionals

Many often wonder, “how do exterminators get rid of rats in walls?” Pest control professionals employ a range of techniques that can include advanced detection devices, specialized rat traps, and the careful use of rodenticides. They are trained to handle rat infestations in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring the health risks from rat droppings are appropriately managed.


A rat infestation in the walls and ceiling can be a distressing situation, but with the help of pest control experts, you can swiftly address the problem, implement effective eradication methods, and restore the safety and tranquility of your living space. Call us on 0800 211 8868.

No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

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