Pack rats do not hibernate. They are active year round and build complex nests to survive colder weather.
Do Pack Rats Hibernate?
Woodrats are also known for their building skills. Their complex nests are created from sticks, bark, rocks, bones, leaves, and urine.
These elaborate structures are needed because a pack rat doesn’t hibernate. The rodents are active year-round, which is why they must insulate themselves when temperatures drop and keep food caches nearby.
What Are Pack Rats?
Commonly referred to as pack rats, woodrats are small rodents with hairy tails, fine fur, and large ears. They are named for their strange habit of gathering glass, jewelry, and ot her shiny objects to hoard in their nests.
Pack Rat Damage
Pack rat nests can become massive, foul-smelling homes for other pests like cockroaches, rats, and spiders. Additionally, pack rats may gnaw on wires and rip open furniture or pull apart carpets in search of nesting material.
Exclusion & Prevention
Rodent-proofing houses will generally keep these pests out. Homeowners should seal cracks and plug any gaps in screens, paying special attention to favorite spots like crawl spaces, basements, and attics. In order to safely remove a pack rat infestation, contact the professionals at Critter Control.
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Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
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can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
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Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
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We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
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