How To Identify Roof Rat Problems
Roof Rat Description
Roof rats are typically identified as being large rodents, at 7 inches long and with a tail usually longer than the head and body combined at 7 ½ inches. Roof rats are either brown or black with grey or light colored belly. These rats have long and course fur with large, naked ears. Rats are considered to be the most serious pest mammal, causing significant damage to stored grain, spreading disease and damaging structures.
Roof Rat Habitats
Rats are common throughout all parts of the U.S. roof rats can be found mostly in the Southern states and along the west and east coast. These roof rats mainly nest in roofs and attics. Roof rats eat mostly grains, seeds, fruit and garbage so it’s likely to find roof rats anywhere there is a human population. Roof rat damage is a concern for any homeowner that encounters a roof rat problem.
Roof Rat Entry
Roof rats will dwell underground or in roofs or attics and generally cause roof rat damage upon entry and ongoing damage to structures if the roof rats are not removed. Roof rat problems also occur when they invade a premise in search of food. Roof rats feeding in garbage cans and dumpsters and in gardens are common complaints within suburban areas.
What To Do Before A Roof Rat Specialist Arrives
Roof Rat Control and Safety
Roof rat safety should not be taken lightly. They are known to carry a variety of parasites and diseases that can be transmitted to pets and humans. Common diseases found in roof rats include plague and typhus fever.
Contact a Critter Control Roof Rat Specialist
Roof rat removal and professional roof rat prevention services should be contacted as soon as a roof rat issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)
What To Expect Once A Roof rat Technician Arrives
What To Expect Once A Roof Rat Technician Arrives
Roof Rat Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your roof rat problem. Critter Control offices have a variety of roof rat removal techniques, that ensure the solution to your roof rat issue. Our Critter Control roof rat removal professionals are trained in roof rat removal, roof rat trapping, roof rat control and in how to identify roof rats and roof rat problems and prevent future roof rat damage.
Roof Rat Damage
Roof rats are the probably the biggest pest animal and will destroy grain supplies, spread disease and damage structures including attics and roofs of homes. Roof rats invade homes often in the winter and spring, most commonly inside attics, to escape the cold or to nest and raise their young. Roof rats are strong animals and can damage the shingles, fascia board, soffits and vents of structures they enter. Common roof rat damage within attics includes damage to the insulation from feces/urine, damage to the ductwork or wiring, staining of drywall from urine, and water damage at the entry point.
Roof Rat Problem Prevention and Repair
Upon roof rat removal, a Critter Control roof rat expert will assess any damage to your home and identify other potential roof rat entry points.
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