What attracts rats to your house?

What attracts rats to your house?

So What attracts rats to your house? Rats are among the most common pests in the UK. They are particularly prevalent in urban environments; the more people living in an area, the more rats you will find. Like humans, rats are mammals. That means they need warmth, food, water, and shelter to survive. Luckily for them, we provide plenty of all of these, and there’s only so much we can do to make out homes inhospitable to rats without making them uninhabitable for ourselves. However, there are several things you can do to prevent rats from taking advantage of your cosy home.

What attracts rats to your house?

One of the most important things to do is to keep your home tidy. You don’t have to be a total neat freak, but you should avoid leaving food exposed and make sure to clean up any spills immediately after they happen. If you have any pets, you should ensure their food is stored securely as well, preferably inside a solid container. Make sure to keep your bins firmly shut and your refuse bags tied tightly shut so rats can’t get at your household waste.

It isn’t just food you need to worry about. General clutter and mess will provide rats with materials to build their nests from and places to hide from humans, both of which make them more likely to move in. The same applies to your garden; the more clutter there is, the more places there are for rats to hide.

Rats usually enter people’s homes for two reasons; food and warmth. Storing your food securely and cleaning up leftovers promptly will reduce your chances of an infestation considerably, but there’s not much you can do about the warmth. Even a cold house is warmer than being outdoors. Instead, you should aim to seal up potential entry points. Rats often enter homes through holes in the roof or walls, so check these first.

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