Roof rats have many different names; ship rat, house rat or black rat. This is your stereotypical rat that gets into most peoples homes and are especially despised by farmers because they can eat a large amount of crops if not taken care of. Whether you’ve heard them in your rafters at night, found them foraging, or stumbled upon a nest, when you need a roof rat exterminator Phoenix you need it now. Roof rats can be much more skittish and wary than other rodents and rat species. This makes effective control measures a necessity.
With an experienced roof rat control company like Anteater Exterminating Inc. tackling your pest problems, you’ll be roof rat free in no time. If you believe you’re in need of roof rat control, there are some distinct signs and behaviors that differentiate roof rats. Roof rat control in Phoenix is such a necessity because roof rats are much more difficult to catch, trap, or bait because of their suspicious nature. They can often be found in bushes, vegetation, trees, and attics. In the outdoors, they frequently feed on small insects, pet food, fruits, and plants. If they have ready access to human food, they will pursue it, and often take up residence in difficult to access areas in a home or business.
Check For Roof Rats
Roof rats and Norway rats look fairly similar and can be easily mistaken for each other. But our trained technicians can spot the difference and be able to treat your property correctly based on which type of rat is present. Norway rats are typically a little larger and prefer to nest and reside on the ground so you’ll find them burrowed in your yard under your home. Roof rats are excellent climbers so you will typically find them up high.
- Inside attics
- Nesting in trees
- Along the roof line
- In the ceilings
If Norway rats are not present, roof rats might consider burrowing beneath the earth in protected, densely vegetated areas.
If your property has exposed areas like gaps or vents, roof rats can get in. The most likely places are attics and overhead areas. Professional roof rat control in Phoenix can combat this scourge, and we treat any areas they can be found including ceilings, wall voids, carports, attics, and soffits.
Roof Rat Damage
Like their Norway and Brown counterparts, roof rats spread disease, bacteria, and cause structural damage. A rat’s teeth never stop growing, so they need to continually gnaw in order to keep their teeth at a comfortable length.
Since roof rats primarily nest in difficult to reach locations where electricians often run wires, they frequently cause damage to these areas when left untreated. A minor infestation can turn into costly restoration and repairs without roof rat control.
Phoenix Residents Professional Rat Control
Using modern integrated management techniques for Phoenix roof rat control, we exterminate roof rats on every front, with a variety of methods. Our industry leading methods have been proven to be incredibly effective within the Phoenix environment and we custom design our treatments for your property and situation.
Our technicians will take into account any concerns regarding pets and children to provide you with safe, efficient, and effective pest control methods. Every day you wait is another chance for roof rats to cause serious property damage and health concerns, so call or contact us for professional roof rat control today.