Homeowners who have been seeing more rats than usual during quarantine can follow a few simple steps to avoid an infestation.
Rats thrive around households in almost any condition, but a few simple steps can help homeowners avoid contact, infestation and infection from one of the many diseases they might carry.
That is the message from Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist in Dallas. She called rats “the next big thing” to consider when it comes to planning for pandemics and diseases transmissible between animals and humans.
Her recommendations come in response to a recent spike in suburban rat sightings across Texas.
Hurley, recognized among the state’s leading experts in structural integrated pest management, trains pest control industry professionals in best practices for human and environmental safety, especially in Texas schools.
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