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Preventing Rats on Your Property Mobile App

Too many city residents live in communities with rats. If you have rats, or received a notice from the City that rats were found on your property, this Preventing Rats on Your Property mobile app is for you. To use this app: Follow the steps to find and control rats – or hire a good pest control company to do it. When you hire a pest control company, show them this guide and ask them to use it. Rats are a community problem. Show this guide to your neighbors, tenants or landlord. While collecting data using GoCanvas, saving the current state is fairly simple - simply select the "Save" button on the main menu.

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    The Health Department inspects private and public properties for rats.

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    Live rats

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    Rat droppings

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    Burrows (places where rats live)

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    Gnaw marks from rats’ teeth

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    Tracks or runways, such as rub marks or flattened paths outside burrows

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    Excessive garbage or clutter that give rats a place to hide

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    Order and a copy of the inspection report in the mail.

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    Step One: Look for Evidence

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    Look for places where rats live.

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    Look for droppings.

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    Look for holes and gnaw marks on wood and plastic garbage cans.

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    Check walls and grass for signs of runways.

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    Step Two: Clean Up

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    Wash Away Droppings and Track Marks

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    Rats communicate and attract each other through their urine and droppings.

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    Sweep up droppings and clean up dark greasy track marks.

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    Talk to your neighbors and work together to clean up, so rats don’t move from one place to another.

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    Get Rid of Clutter

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    Clutter gives rats lots of places to hide, sleep, nest and reproduce

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    Remove (and recycle) piles of newspapers, paper bags, cardboard and bottles.

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    Clear out your basement and yard.

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    Store items away from walls and off the ground.

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    Control Weeds, Shrubs and Bushes

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    Rats are often found in burrows under bushes and plants.

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    Keep tall grass, bushes, shrubs and mulch away from building foundations.

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    Keep ground bare six inches from buildings, and trim under shrubs.

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    Make space between plants and avoid dense planting.

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