The best way to deal with something is to prevent it rather than treat it once the problem already
arises, so in order to keep away Arkansas rats from showing up in your living room, your attic and other areas
of your house, the best option is to make your house rat-proof as quickly as possible in order to discourage
any rodents from taking up residence with you in the future. It is a common fact that Little Rock rats are able to chew
through a variety of materials, ranging from concrete to even metal and solid walls. Therefore you should take
certain precautionary steps in modifying your house with certain materials that are known to keep these pesky
Firstly, Little Rock rats are able to squeeze through any cracks, holes you might have in your property, including walls and crevices in the attic. In order to make your house secure from future infestations, you would need to acquire the following materials: steel wool or bronze if available, some sheets of metal of sufficient thickness, in addition you would need the basic tools required for opening up ventilation shafts if you have them in your Arkansas house, so a screwdriver, a staple gun and some pliers with a hammer would be recommended.
Remember that Arkansas rats are always looking for a habitat that has plenty of food and water in the area, therefore, even before you begin modifying the walls and floors of your house, you should consider the outside of your house as well, and your yard. If you have a lot of trash around in bags that are easily accessible, rats might get attracted to it and it will make your entire property a more suitable target. Therefore it is a good idea to get metal bins which you should use for any disposal of the trash; this will keep the potential food source out of reach for rats. Also, remember to frequently trim down the grass and bushes in your yard, this will also help act as a deterrent, since Little Rock rats won't have so much cover.
Once the outside is in order, you can now look to insulating any walls that might seem problematic or doorways. One of the materials that you should use is steel wool, so if you notice any holes or crevices around your house, make sure to insulate it thoroughly since Little Rock rats won't be able to go through it or chew it all. Inspect everything, your vents, any outside pipes that lead into your house, inspect the floor and the roof for other entryway the rats could use, keep the place clean at all times to help discourage them further.
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