Shape and size:
Roof rats are picky scavengers and typically feed on seeds, nuts, vegetables, fruits, insects, invertebrates, and other inorganic matter like soap and paper. Roof rats have long tails but their bodies are smaller than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. They are usually dark brown or black in color.
Signs of a Roof Rat infestation:
Like many rodent species, roof rats are nocturnal so they are most active at night. They nest in higher areas, such as trees or attics. Roof rat droppings are small and have pointed ends.
Stop Bugging Me Pest Control’s Rodent Removal Service includes the following:
- Inspection – A thorough inspection is critical to effective rodent control. Your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technician will take measures to identify all points of entry rodents are using to gain access to the structure. Without a complete understanding of how the rodents are entering and/or exiting the structure, it is nearly impossible to effectively control the issue.
- Exclusion – It is much easier to control rodents outside a structure than from within. Once the points of entry are identified, they must be sealed or screened off. This type of repair can range from simple to complex, and should be checked regularly as they can often break down over time. Our licensed technicians bring years of experience and knowledge of rodent behavior, which is important for effective rodent exclusion.
- Trapping – Once entry points have been excluded, rodents may be sealed inside the structure and trapping will become necessary and much more effective.
- Exterior baiting – After rodents have been excluded from the structure and all of the rodents that were stuck inside have been trapped and disposed of, your best defense is population control. An effective baiting program will reduce rodent populations on the outside of the home, thus reducing the risk of re-infestation. Rodents will always be prevalent in the Pacific Northwest but with an effective baiting program and frequent re-inspection, you can ensure that your home will be protected from future rodent infestations.