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Rat Removal? Rats are one of the most common pests in homes. If you suspect that you have rats in your house, don’t panic. Rat removal is our specialty. We can take steps to eliminate them and prevent them from returning!


  • Droppings are small and black, about the size of a grain of rice. They’re usually found in the attic or under the sink but can also be spotted in kitchen cabinets.
  • If you find droppings in your attic, you likely have rats!

Rub marks on the walls and baseboards from their tails

If you have rats in your house, there are several signs to look for.

  • Rub marks on the walls and baseboards from their tails. Rats can be easily identified by their long tails, which they use as props when standing up. Rubbing these tails against surfaces creates a distinctive pattern that can be easily seen if you know where to look.
  • You may also see piles of droppings directly beneath these rub marks–these are often mistaken for mouse droppings, but they’re larger and smell worse than mice feces do (mice eat primarily seeds and plants, so their poop is less smelly).

Burrows in your attic, wall, or crawl space

One of the most common signs that you have rats in your house is burrows. A burrow is a tunnel that rodents dig to live in to keep themselves safe from predators and other threats.

You can find these tunnels in your attic, walls or crawl space

They’re usually made from shredded paper, cloth and other debris that they find around them. Burrows can be up to 3 feet long! If you see any evidence of this kind at home, don’t hesitate to contact us for Rat removal immediately!

Why Rat Removal? They cause Damage to insulation and wiring in your attic

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If you see damage to the insulation and wiring in your attic, walls, crawl space or floor, it’s a sign that rats have been there. Rats will chew through almost anything to get food or shelter. 

They can even gnaw through metal pipes and wires if hungry enough! The bite marks will look like long scratches on whatever they’ve been chewing. Rat Removal will take care of this issue so you can relax.

Markings on food containers or items that have been gnawed through

If you notice markings on your food containers or other items that have been gnawed through, rats are likely in your house. Rats can chew through plastic, glass and metal. 

They like to chew on plastic because it is softer than glass or metal; however, they will also bite into harder materials if necessary for survival. Rat removal sounds like a good idea, right?

You might have rats in your house if you see any of these signs

If you’re concerned about rats in your house, there are a few things you can do. The first thing to do is contact Swat Wildlife. We will come out and assess the situation and then suggest solutions based on our findings.

If this option appeals to you, consider trying DIY methods instead! There are many products available at local hardware stores that will help get rid of rats on your terms: traps and bait are just two examples of what’s known today thanks to advances in technology over recent decades.”


If you see signs of rats in your house, you must act quickly. We know how stressful it can be to deal with a rodent infestation, but we also know there are solutions for you. Contact us today for Rat removal from your home!

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