Amongst all the political and economical issues Americans are faced with today, it’s easy to overlook other problems that need to be dealt with, such as rat infestations, documented all throughout the nation.
According to NBC 4 New York, the city of New York ranks as number 2 with the worst rat problems.
Rat complaints for New York were coming in at record numbers. 29,314 rat complaints were logged in with 311 in 2015 alone.
Here are the top 20 cities in the U.S. with the worst rat infestations.
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Hartford & New Haven, Conn
- Portland, Ore.
Yes the culprits maybe small, but the issue at hand isn’t.
If you’re dealing with an infestation within your house, restaurant, store, wherever, it can be very frustrating and exhausting.
What if we used hidden cameras to aid us in the removal of rat infestations? Done correctly, it can make our lives a whole lot easier.
Determine The Extent Of Your Infestation
It’s one thing to know that you have a rat infestation on your property.
It’s another to know how bad it is.
Before attempting to control your rat problem, it’s important that you determine the size and nature of the problem. Find out where they are hiding and roughly how many rats you’re dealing with.
Rats usually avoid confrontation with people and tend to come out when you’re not around. “Rats will generally only come out at night and daylight sightings are unlikely,” according to Dial A Pest.
So it’s a good bet to say that they’re running around when you’re asleep.
Try placing a hidden camera across locations that might serve as hiding places for rats. You’ll need a hidden camera with built-in night vision and motion detection. You’ll be able to catch all rat activity regardless of the time of day.
Don’t Waste Your Time And Money
Now that you know what you’re dealing with, you can take appropriate measures. How many rats did you catch on footage?
If not that many, then maybe you can set a few mousetraps here and there. At least you know that you don’t have to waste money on an exterminator.
If you’ve caught an army of rats on camera, then you should consider calling a professional exterminator. Don’t even try setting up mousetraps. You’ll end up wasting time and money.
At the end of the day, you were able to assess the situation, which enabled you to take proper action.