Roof Rats | Pest Profiles

Phoenix Roof Rats

Phoenix Roof Rat Pest Profile: Learn more about roof rats in Phoenix including descriptions, behavior, life cycles, and more.

Roof Rat Pest Profile

Physical Characteristics of Roof Rats

  • Measures 7”- 9” in length
  • Colors are solid and range from white to gray
  • Pointy noise, hairless ears and tail with black scales

Roof Rat Behavior

  • Hunt for food sources after sunset
  • Will avoid any new object placed in their environment for several days
  • Prefers warm climates

Roof Rat Food Sources

  • Omnivorous preferring fruit, nuts and vegetation.

Roof Rat Life Cycle

  • One litter can contain up to 8 offspring
  • Females can produce up to 5 litters in a year
  • Lifespan is up to 1 year

Related Information and Warnings

  • Droppings and urine can cause allergies, asthma as well as other medical conditions

Learn more about roof rat removal.

If you notice a Roof Rat or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.