Damage caused by rodents is mostly in the form of gnawing of wiring, wood, packaging, and any materials that can be used for nesting. Rats can be especially problematic as larger rodents come with larger teeth. If you suspect that you have rats living in your warehouse, contact A All Animal Control of Columbia, SC (803) 427-9292 for the areas of Lexington, The Summit, and surrounding areas.
Rat species such as Norway Rats, Black Rats (Roof Rats), and Wood Rats may be attracted to your structure for a few reasons. If there is debris lying on the ground around the outside of the warehouse, this may serve as a source of shelter for burrowing Norway Rats. Garbage that is not well protected will be a major attractant for all species. Also, if the warehouse is older and accessible it will serve as a source of shelter in itself.
If you have a rat problem and your warehouse is a storage facility for food products, you will want to take action immediately. Rats can carry many diseases such as leptospirosis, food poisoning, and are the origin of plague. These contaminants can affect livestock as well as people. Indications that they are in the facility: there are droppings of ¾ inch in length with rounded ends, you hear scurrying at night after everyone has left, you find gnawed materials on the floor.
The Wildlife Professionals at A All Animal Control can alert you to any signs of trouble if you would prefer to take precautions and schedule an inspection. They will work with you to come up with the best plan to suit your needs, not to mention make the necessary repairs to keep the rats out or keep them from coming back. Give A All Animal Control of Columbia, SC a call (803) 427-9292 today for any rat problems that you may be having with your warehouse.