Effective Roof Rat Removal & Control
Nobody wants roof rats to invade their property, and it can be very troublesome when you find them. In addition to being pesky, roof rats can spread a variety of diseases and parasites, including ticks, lice, or fleas. An effective roof rat removal service will not only get rid of your current roof rat problem, but also prevent future issues from forming.
Whether roof rats are on your property or in your home or office, they are being attracted to something that sustains themselves. So not only do the roof rats need to be tracked, found and removed, these elements need to be addressed as well, and roof rat deterrents need to be put in place to prevent any new invasions.
In many instances sighting one roof rat means there are more, as roof rats are are proficient breeders. Trapping or removing one roof rat will often not solve your roof rat problem. When you spot a roof rat on your property or in your home or office, it is imperative that you get in touch with us right away to request our roof rat removal services.
What to Know About Roof Rats
- Roof rat droppings are long and cylindrical
- Roof rats are nocturnal
- Roof rats can transmit diseases like the bubonic plague and typhus
- Roof rats will only need a hole the size of a quarter to gain entry to a home
- Roof can climb walls and use utility lines and fences to travel from structure to structure
- Outside, roof rats will nest in trees, woodpiles, garbage, and plants
- Inside, high places, like attics, are their preference
- Roof rats do not burrow in the ground or swim
- Roof rats eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, pet food and invertebrates
- Female roof rats can each have up to four litters a year, each containing five to eight young.
- In urban areas where roof rats have no natural predators, the survival rate of the babies is very high
- If you have the following items around your home, you may be more prone to attracting roof rats: palm trees, yucca plants, pampas grass, honeysuckle, Italian cypress trees, any heavy shrubbery, wood piles, and storage boxes
What is a Roof Rat?
The roof rat is also known as the black rat, even though it is not necessarily black in color, but rather is usually dark brown. Your typical roof rat is between 7 to 9 inches long. It is distinguished from other rats by their tail, which is longer than the rest of its body. Roof rats are sleek, slender, and agile. Their have large ears.
Are There Roof Rats in the Phoenix Area?
Yes, there are. The rat outbreak first occurred in the Phoenix area in 2001 when they appeared in the Arcadia neighborhood in east Phoenix. In 2004 there were confirmed roof rat sightings in Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Paradise Valley, and Glendale. We can assume that every neighborhood has roof rats now.
How to Tell if You Have Roof Rats
If you have citrus trees, and you notice hollowed-out fruit on the ground or in the trees, this is an indicator that roof rats are present. If you hear gnawing or scratching sounds in the attic or in the walls, you may have roof rats. Pay attention to any droppings in attics and storage areas. If you notice oily rub marks on the house, or small holes in the screens, you could have roof rats.
Why Choose Bug Guardian for Roof Rat Removal & Control?
- Our technicians are highly trained and provide the necessary time to service each property appropriately.
- We provide a customized, thorough inspection and application of our pest control products.
- Our products are strong enough to get rid of pests, but are also people friendly, pet friendly and environment friendly.
- All Bug Guardian services are fully guaranteed.
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