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Sewer Rats in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted by animalcontrol on December 11, 2008

Me with one of my wildlife control technicians.

Me with one of my wildlife control technicians.

When you think of a sewer rat, do you think of wisdom and dry wit, like the rat had on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  If only all rodents were like Master Splinter (yes, sensei), I wouldn’t have to get rid of the little vermin.  If you have these creatures living anywhere on your property, you are definitely well aware that the cartoon Splinter character was the complete opposite of what you are dealing with.  


Sewer rats are called that because—you guessed it—they thrive in sewers.  They also do very well in dumps, canals, and rivers.  They are excellent swimmers and their long, coarse fur protects them from dampness and cold.  They have poor vision, sharp hearing and an advanced sense of smell.  What do rats eat?  Anything they can find.  Adult rats are usually between 7 and 11 inches long (tip to tail) and are a bronzy or tannish-brown color.  These particular rats are nasty, ugly, wild, and ridden with filth and disease.  Take action to get rid of them, or the problem will get worse.  They do not go away on their own.


I was hired recently to get rid of rats by man in Salt Lake who had sewer rats come up from the sewer line right into his toilet.  Yes, that’s right, HIS TOILET.  This guy was a tough-looking biker type, with tattoos and everything, the king of person that you’d expect could eat nails, you know?  He was so totally freaked out by seeing rats in his toilet, he had gone outside or to the neighbor’s place for a few days when he needed facilities.  After I trapped them and brought out the dead rats, he looked like he could breathe easier.  Rats and mice will do that to people.  I can’t really say I blame him.  I see a lot of gross stuff in my line of work, but rats in my home toilet would creep me out, too.


Don’t let that kind of scenario become yours!  Get rid of your pests NOW.  My company has dealt with all kinds of animals in all kinds of places, both urban and suburban environments.  Really, rats are all over the planet, literally everywhere but the arctic caps, and we will go to any lengths to exterminate them.  They arrived in America on ships with the early settlers and explorers and we have been waging war against them ever since, with their numbers only growing.  We get calls for rat control in Weber County, Davis County and Salt Lake County all the time, especially on the East Bench.  Our services are unmatched.


Our skilled technicians can perform an inspection for you to see if rats are your problem.  We provide safe, expert animal removal.  Call us as soon as possible so we can help you eliminate rats from your property. 








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