Rodents

Not Your Furry Friends


Roof rats can be known by many other names such as palm rats, fruit rats and even ship rats. In order to provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic or shed.

Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length including their tail and should weigh at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black in color while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. Roof rat will also have large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses.


 

Rodents

Not Your Furry Friends


Roof rats can be known by many other names such as palm rats, fruit rats and even ship rats. In order to provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic or shed.

Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length including their tail and should weigh at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black in color while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. Roof rat will also have large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses.


 

Rodents

Not Your Furry Friends


Roof rats can be known by many other names such as palm rats, fruit rats and even ship rats. In order to provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic or shed.

Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length including their tail and should weigh at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black in color while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. Roof rat will also have large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses.


 

Rodents

Not Your Furry Friends


Roof rats can be known by many other names such as palm rats, fruit rats and even ship rats. In order to provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic or shed.

Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length including their tail and should weigh at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black in color while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. Roof rat will also have large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses.


Rodents

Not Your Furry Friends


Roof rats can be known by many other names such as palm rats, fruit rats and even ship rats. In order to provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic or shed.

Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length including their tail and should weigh at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black in color while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. Roof rat will also have large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses.


Our ExclusiveRodent Control Defense


  • Inspection of Property

    Our certified service technician will inspect your property to confirm that you have roof rats, not squirrels or raccoons.

  • Identify Rodent Access Points

    In addition, our service technician will work to find where they are gaining access to your home and take measures to control rodents!

  • Rodent Prevention

    Our certified service technician will show you how to help make your property less attractive to rats and mice and help prevent them from breeding on your property.

  • Controlling Rodent Population

    Our technician will place bait stations in your attic and outside along rodent runs by fences or exterior walls to kill rodents as they travel to enter your house or building. Additionally, we’ll come back quarterly to re-bait stations until all rodent activity ceases.

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

    If the rodents come back, so do we!

Slide ROOF RAT FACTS Harborage & Nesting. Roof rats are much better climbers than Norway rats and tend to build nests above ground not in burrows like their cousins Norway rats. Outdoors, it is common to find roof rats nesting in trees, shrubs, wood piles and dense vegetation. Inside, roof rats like to nest in attics that are kept warm by the rise of heat in the home below. Roof rats are hoarders and it is common for them to stash their food in their nesting area for later eating. Roof Rat Nesting Roof rats can often be found with nests built in attics, cabinets, ceilings, garages, inside walls /behind drywall, in laundry rooms behind the washer/dryer. The key is their habitat must provide the roof rat members with a sufficient supply of drinking water! Roof rats will also chew through plastic and metal pipes to get water, which can lead to serious structural damage. Slide ROOF RAT FACTS Diet & Water Sources Unlike other rats, roof rats, prefer to eat meat scraps and other high-protein food. Their diet is similar in many respects to a diet for squirrels – they will eat anything. Roof rat food and water sources include: Mouse Icon Ornamental Plants Mouse Icon Dog Food Mouse Icon Vegetables & Nuts Mouse Icon Paper & Wax Candles Mouse Icon Insects & Lizards Mouse Icon Tree Bark Mouse Icon Bird Baths Mouse Icon Leaky Pipes Mouse Icon Air Conditioner Condensation Drip Line Mouse Icon Pets' Water Bowls Mouse Icon Potted Plant Saucers Mouse Icon Irrigation Lines Slide ROOF RAT FACTS Signs of Infestation You won’t always see roof rats because they are nocturnal and forage for food at night. Once inside, the roof rat population can grow rapidly. A female can have a litter of five to eight pups. In warmer regions, roof rats breed year-round, and females can have up to three litters a year. You need to know the signs of infestation that can alert you to their presence. Once found, you can take the proper rodent control measures. One of the most obvious signs of infestation is roof rat droppings. Roof rat droppings are smaller than those of Norway rats. The droppings are about 0.5 in long with pointed ends. Other signs of a roof rat infestation include: Mouse Icon Gnawing or scratching noises in the attic or walls, especially at night Mouse Icon Gnaw marks around the home’s roof or eaves and damage to electrical wires Mouse Icon Spotting them running on tree limbs, power lines, roofs, patios Mouse Icon Rodent droppings and urine trails Mouse Icon Pets showing signs of stress and agitation Mouse Icon Grease trails and marks as they travel regular routes through the home Mouse Icon Nests found in the insulation of your home Roof Rat Nesting

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