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Effective Rat Removal Solutions in Austin, TX

Are there rats around your home? The most common rats in the Austin area are roof rats, but you may also see Norway rats from time to time. These rodents can enter your home through even the smallest gaps and set up nests that turn into an infestation very quickly.

Fortunately, Stampede has more than 10 years of experience in providing successful pest control services. Our team also guarantees all of our work and we go above and beyond to ensure the complete removal of all rodents.

Only a full property exclusion will guarantee a proper and effective rat removal process. Pest exclusion is a pest control tactic that involves sealing up potential points where unwanted guests are likely to gain entry.

When it comes to intensive inspection and site evaluation, you can rely on us. We’ll check the population of rats and other wildlife around your Austin, Texas property, find all potential entry points, and seal them. Rest assured that we’ll remove the pests and put measures in place to keep them out permanently. Call us today for a free quote!

Our Rat Removal Services

  • Rat Removal & Trapping
  • Odor Elimination
  • Post-removal Deodorization & Disinfection
  • Rat Dropping Cleanup & Removal
  • Rat Exclusions & Rodent Proofing
  • Damage Repairs
  • Rat Removal From Attic
  • Rat Removal From Walls & Subfloors
  • Dead Rat Locating & Removal

Stampede’s Full Rat Removal Process

Site Inspection and Estimate 

First, we’ll schedule a consultation. This step is crucial since it will help us fully understand your situation and determine which solution is right for you. We’ll then provide you with an accurate, upfront estimate to get the work done efficiently.

Exclusion Planning

Depending on our inspection findings, we’ll create a tailored pest control treatment plan. Our experts will come up with a preventative technique to remove the rats and mice from your property as well as seal up all of the entry points to keep them from re-entering your home or business. 

Removal Process

We’ll place bait and traps to effectively remove rats and mice. Our team uses safe, innovative methods to deal with these unwanted rodents and there’s no need to worry if you have pets and children around.

Exclusion Services

We’ll seal all unnecessary holes to keep pests out of your property. Furthermore, we’ll make sure that there’s no organic matter near the exterior part of your structure. These can become attractive to invading guests, including mice and rats.

More About Rats

Roof Rats

Roof rats are black and brown, with a white or darker underside. They have pointed muzzles, smooth fur, and long, scaly tails. These rodents are around 6 to 8 inches long and weigh around 5 to 12 ounces. They eat meat scraps and other high-protein foods, as well as nuts and fruits. 

Outdoors, they live in trees and in areas with thick vegetation. Roof rats are great climbers and can quickly move inside the upper levels of buildings. In fact, they spend 90% of their lives 4-feet or more off the ground. They can even travel along vines, bricks, and power lines. In addition to that, compost bins and ground covers serve as travel routes for them. 

At times, when they find their way inside homes, they’ll live behind walls, attics, inside cabinets, and above ceilings. If you’re unlucky, you can find roof rats around your patio, attic, laundry room, garage, or pool. You should also watch out for your pantry! Unsealed food sources will often attract these rodents to your cabinets. 

Roof rats are carriers of illnesses. They can transmit diseases through bites and physical contact. In some instances, fleas that are feeding on the rodent also transmit diseases. Moreover, rats may contaminate food and food preparation surfaces—resulting in food poisoning. Some people may also experience allergies related to dander, feces, and urine left behind by these rodents. 

Just like other rodents, rats and mice can be destructive. Roof rats may displace insulation and chew through walls, and they can also damage electrical wires. It’s been estimated that almost 1 in 5 of all unexplained house fires are caused by electrical shorts after rats or mice chewed on them. 

It is best to contact pest management professionals right away for an inspection and evaluation. Take note that these rats are shy, so you may not see them until their population has increased significantly. 

Roof Rats Entry

How do roof rats enter your home?

    • Through any opening wider than a nickel
    • Following pipes down from your attic
    • Chewing through exterior wood, plastic, aluminum siding, sheetrock, and soft metals 

Dangerous Rat Feces

Attic insulation is a good place for rat nests, so always expect that some feces and urine will be left behind. Feces can lure future rodents and other animals, and therefore should also be dealt with. 

We can help you remove fecal matter and other contaminated areas, including saturated insulation. Rodents can make hidden tunnels inside your insulation as well so it’s a good idea to replace insulation in areas that have had infestations.  

Signs Of Rat Infestation

  • Disturbed pets
  • Gnawing sounds and gnaw marks around roof eaves
  • Physical damage to plastics and coverings on electrical wires
  • Rat fecal droppings
  • Scarred or bitten citrus and other fruit
  • Seeing rats on power lines, trees, bushes, patios, roofs, etc.
  • Squeaking noises in the attic, ceiling, and walls

Inviting Water Sources For Rats

  • Air conditioner drip lines
  • Birdbaths
  • Decorative ponds
  • Irrigation lines
  • Leaky faucets
  • Leaky sprinkler heads
  • Leaky irrigation boxes
  • Pet water dishes
  • Saucers under potted plants
  • Water fountains

What To Do When There Are Rats Or Rodents In Your Home?

Remove any pets
Remove your pets from pest-infested rooms. Cats and dogs can chase or attack rodents, causing rats or mice to escape and hide further inside your home. Worse, your animal companion may catch illnesses carried by the pests.

Open exit doors
Don’t forget to open the exit doors around your home. By opening these, you can provide pests a direct path to safely escape the establishment.

Set up a humane rodent trap
If the rodent refuses to leave the room, buy a humane rodent trap from the nearest hardware store. These trap animals in a releasable box. Once they are inside, you can let them go in an area far away from your property.

If this still doesn’t work, give Stampede Pest Control a call, and let our professionals handle your issue with the utmost efficiency and care.

Stampede’s Rats Out Guarantee

Rats have the ability to quickly detect poisons people set out for them, making the removal process hard to do on your own. Moreover, when using poisons for pest control, the rodents will clearly die somewhere around the property. It’s difficult to find and remove dead rats. You might end up cutting out walls and ripping out insulation in the process—and cleaning up a dead rat is something we wouldn’t want you to experience.

We can help you get the rats out and keep them away for good! Our team can do this without you having to deal with foul-smelling dead rats in your attic, yard, wall, and other areas of your property.

Got Rat Problems? Call Us Right Away!

Our pest control experts provide full rat removal and rat control services in Austin and the surrounding areas. We deliver dependable and effective service to get rid of all pest issues. Call us now and solve your rat problem fast!


After I call for service, how soon can you come?

We’ll schedule a visit to your property to perform the inspection or service over the phone. In most cases, we can offer same-day services. 

During the initial inspection, what can I expect to happen?

During the inspection, our representative will assess the severity of the pest problem. He or she will document the damages, pinpoint areas where the pests are entering, and identify the root of the issue.

After the initial inspection, what will you do?

After inspection, we’ll create a customized treatment plan, which is subject to your approval. If approved, we will exterminate the pests and make sure the problem is fully resolved. 

How often do you recommend pest control treatment for my property?

General treatments for cockroaches, spiders, and other common pests are usually done on a quarterly basis. But, the frequency also depends on the severity of the problem and whether it’s commercial or residential. 

If I still see pests after treatment, what should I do?

Pests don’t disappear immediately after treatment, and no pest control plan kills 100% of pests on the spot. Once we treat your property, you should expect pests to come out of their hiding places and die over about a two week period of time. And of course, we cover our treatment with a 100% satisfaction guarantee so we will come back free of charge if needed. 

Do you use child- and pet-friendly products?

Yes, we do. Our main products are derived from the chrysanthemum flower and we offer completely organic solutions as well. 

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