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Did you know that a Roof Rat (Rattus rattus) can squeeze through a hole about the size of quarter? It’s actually pretty impressive since a roof rat is about 7-10 inches long and weighs about 5-9 ounces. That is a lot larger than a quarter. While some people think that rats have a collapsible skeleton, their bone structure is just like ours. Due to their long, slender, cylindrical shapes, that are able to wiggle their way through. This means that unless your home is sealed up around all edges and has absolutely no access into areas of your home, a rat will likely get in at some point or another.
About 80% of clients that call for a rodent problem are for roof rats. You can easily tell if you have a rat problem. Hearing scratching noises on the floor of the attic or in the in walls. Notice any damage from their chewing. The name roof rat is a very appropriate name for this rat, as it makes its nest in high areas of your home. Most commonly in the attic after coming in through a flaw in the roof. They also get in through open garages, or garages that aren’t sealed very well. It doesn’t take much for a rat to get inside your home. In colder temperatures rats and other rodents will look for a warm place where they can cozy down for the night. They also look for warm areas to have their babies.
If you think you have a rat problem, please call AAAC Wildlife Removal as soon as possible. You need to have a professional inspect your home for options on rat trapping and to seal up your home. Don’t get frustrated because you paid good money for rat removal and the rats have returned. Unless you seal up your home, wild animals will return, especially if they have already gotten comfortable in your home or attic. Many people think they can solve the problems merely by setting traps all over their home. Rats are very intelligent and can eventually figure out how to get food off of traps without the trap tripping. It’s best to have a professional set up traps and take care of the situation quickly in order to minimize damage that rats can cause in your home.
While rats will mate year round there are two peak times, February and March and then again in May and June. Rats will give birth to multiple babies, and can have up to an average of 7. Due to fast maturity rates in rats, at only 3 months young, females can begin to breed. If you do the math, you realize real fast that rats breed like crazy, and because they mate year round, the threat of rats taking over your home never truly goes away.
Sounds described as squeaking and scratching on walls and ceilings can be heard. You may also hear running back and forth in the attic. Don’t panic if you hear these sounds. Call the professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal for immediate assistance!
Rats living in an attic or crawlspace will defecate and urinate and contaminate the insulation. To control pest Rat, we often must begin Rat trapping followed by Rat relocation. Trapping Rats is necessary in most cases. We know how to get rid of a Rat and have years of experience of removing Rats. Rat pest control is one of our specialties at AAAC Wildlife Removal. Rats can also be controlled through the use of rodenticides. A dead Rat in your attic or crawlspace is a service that we provide including the deodorization of the area. Rats do occasionally die in unusual places and they must be removed as soon as possible. We have even found a dead Rat in a wall. Leaving the Rat will only make the problem worse and cause further damage to your home and attract other animals and insects. Animal control for a Rat is a necessary service to protect your home and family. Removing the Rat is the first step to making your home healthy again. Get rid of Rats the right way before the problem gets out of control.
Rats also carry fleas, ticks, rabies and have been known to carry Hantavirus and Bubonic Plague. These diseases can be transmitted to humans and to your pets. Make sure your pets have been vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases.
A problem Rat pest can also live in the attic eaves. Rats in the attic may chew electrical wiring as well as damage the roof and other structure. We can get rid of that Rat in the attic quickly and humanely. We remove Mice and Rats using only the latest technology and equipment available.
Diseases can be transmitted through bites or scratches, ingesting contaminated food or water, inhaling contaminated dust, and direct contact with an infected rat.
If you know you have a rat problem call a AAAC Wildlife Removal professional today.
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