Roof Rats
Rats living in your crawl space or walls? Disappearing pet food? Dead rats or rat dropping in your attic? These may well be signs of a rat infestation. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective rodent cleanup, rat removal and exclusion services.

Roof Rats

Roof Rat Control: Get Rid of Roof Rats

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. They also chew on wires and sometimes plastic water lines. Outside of the home, roof rats have been known to destroy fruits by hollowing them out – one telltale sign of a roof rat problem.

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.

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. Roof rats breed all year long and are constantly looking for new places to take up shelter. Because of this, roof rats homes remains a persistent problem. Roof rats are most commonly found living inside attics and wall voids. 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 Noises

Roof rats are most commonly heard, not seen. Roof rats make noises like scratching, chewing, running and shuffling that can be heard in the walls or from up above in the attic.

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.

Roof Rat Trapping & Removal

Critter Control has professionals who are expertly trained in identifying roof rat problems and getting rid of roof rats. If you think you have a roof rat problem, one of our experts will come to your home and perform a thorough inspection. If root rats have moved into your home, we will trap and remove the roof rats. Critter Control will then seal all possible entry points into the home to prevent future roof rats from invading. Long-term control for roof rats is highly recommended.

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)