There’s no season quite like this one for pest infestations. This time of year, it’s not uncommon to see anything from ants to moths to mice . . . but one of the worst things to find in your home this winter is roof rats. Besides being dangerous pests and vectors of deadly diseases, roof rats aren’t well known. What are these creatures, and what are the best ways to keep roof rats out?
Identifying Roof Rats
Roof rats are easy to mistake for common rats. They have brown fur and long, thin tails (with no fur on them). Unlike common rats, though, you’ll often find that roof rats are willing to climb just about anything to get into your home. They make their homes in trees and gutters many times, but are perfectly willing to chew through drywall, siding, or even aluminum in order to make your home theirs. Even if you’ve got vinyl siding, roof rats will try to find their way in- which makes it even more worrying when they’re known carriers of disease like typhus.
Roof Rat Prevention
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make sure that these dangerous rodents don’t find their way into your home. Keep all food- even pet food- sealed and closed, and even tucked into a refrigerator or a cabinet if possible. Make sure nothing edible is left outside at night, and clean up any spills as soon as they’re made. Even puddles can provide roof rats with drinking water, so make sure everything outside is clean and covered. Make sure there are no holes in your house, either- whether they’re in your screen doors, your siding, or even your roof, roof rats will find their way inside.
Roof Rat Control
If you’re in the market for roof rat removal, though, you don’t have to look far. ScorpionTech is the leading name in Arizona roof rat control, and for a good reason! With competent and courteous service, we’re here to protect you and your property from the devastating influence of roof rats. Instead of exposing yourself or your loved ones to dangers and diseases carried by roof rats, just call the professionals at ScorpionTech to get rid of roof rats!