Roof Rats Pest Control
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Roof rats dwell in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in Phoenix and Tucson. Rats are known to travel great distances and are wary of unknown objects in their established foraging paths. This skepticism can make trapping a rat particularly difficult for a homeowner.
Roof rats, also known as black rats, are smaller than some other rats, such as the Norway rat. The black rat is black to light brown in color with a lighter underside. These rats get their name from their tendency to take shelter in areas that are up high in your home or building, such as near the roof. They like the heat that they can find in higher locations. They commonly take up residence in attics, cabinets, garages, ceilings, and inside walls.
Once inside, these rodents can cause a lot of damage because they will eat and feed on just about anything. They will enjoy a feast on plants, pet food, vegetables, nuts, tree bark, insects, paper, meats, plastic, metal, and more. They are highly adaptable and will also make their nest out of whatever they can get to—which can result in damage to your home and belongings.
Tips to Prevent Roof Rat Infestation
Prevention methods should be implemented early in order to maintain a rodent-free home. Like most rodents, roof rats have the ability to produce many offspring fairly quickly, which can result in a larger infestation in a short amount of time.
Keep any possible food sources away from rodents, such as small crumbs, grains, cereal, and garbage. Be sure to keep your grains and cereals in sealed metal or glass containers. Fruits and vegetables should also be stored properly, and food waste should never be left in sinks or on counters. Be wary of leaving cardboard boxes around the house—these are attractive to rodents.
If roof rats want to get inside your home, they will find a way. These rodents are good climbers and can use tree limbs, power lines, vines, and other things close to your home to get into your attic and other areas. If there is a space, even one extremely small, they will squeeze through. All they need is an opening about the size of a nickel to get inside.
These critters will make their way inside if they are seeking, food, water, and shelter. They also hide from predators, such as snakes, birds, and dogs. When living near humans, the availability of food will drive a rodent’s habits.
These rodents can create health risks for you and your family. Roof rats are most popularly known for spreading the bubonic plague.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), rodents are known to spread more than 25 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly through the handling of live or deceased rodents, contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, as well as rodent bites. They can also be spread indirectly through other pests that have fed on an infected rodent. Roof rats are no exception.
Along with leaving droppings and urine that create a health hazard, roof rats can also cause a lot of damage to your home. They may chew through your home’s siding to get inside, and once they have succeeded, they won’t stop there. They will chew on wires, which could put your home at risk of a fire, and they gnaw on wooden beams, munch through plumbing, and eat through drywall and insulation.
Signs of a Roof Rat Infestation
Roof rats are responsible for the transmission of many diseases. Their feeding habits are destructive, and their nesting behaviors can compromise the structure of buildings. However, rats are secretive and not seen by humans when populations are low. Therefore, an infestation may prove difficult to confirm.
These rodents are nocturnal and are up and about mostly during the night, so if you have an infestation, you may not actually see them. Keep your eyes peeled for rat droppings, which are about 0.5 inches long with pointed ends, listen for gnawing or scratching above you, watch for chew marks and unexplained damage to wiring, and pay attention to see if you come across a nest or see these critters near your home. All of those things can be signs that you potentially have one or more of these invaders.
In the event of an infestation, it is best to consult our Bucksworth Services pest control professionals. You may think you can trap roof rats and contain the infestation—but it can be incredibly difficult to do when there is a large infestation. Leave the roof rat removal to our experts!
Roof Rat Pest Control Services in Surprise, AZ
You shouldn’t have to deal with a roof rat issue in your Surprise, AZ, area home on your own. Bucksworth Services has the knowledge and tools to remove roof rats and other pests—and keep them out! We have 15 years of experience in the pest control field and handle all types of issues, big or small. Just give us a call.
Our professionals can provide you with a free estimate. We can inspect your home and determine the best approach to remove the roof rats from your home. Contact us to get started!
Benefits of Roof Rat Pest Control
Turn to our Bucksworth Services professionals for roof rat pest control services, and you will enjoy the following:
- You won’t have to worry about anything at all. Just let our Bucksworth Services professionals take care of your roof rat problem!
- You receive our Pest-Free Guarantee, which means if the problem continues after we provide service, we will return to make the situation right!
- You will protect your health and safety.
- You will enjoy peace of mind knowing there are no more roof rats in your home!
Call Us for Roof Rat Pest Control Services
Don’t stress over a roof rat infestation in your Surprise, AZ area, home. Our Bucksworth Services professionals can take care of any pest problem. Just give us a call at 480-422-8388 or request service online.