Roof rat populations have a social hierarchy were the dominate males and females are likely to get the best hiding areas and first shot at food. The inferior rats will take up residence in less desirable location with less access to food so they don’t get harassed by the dominate rats. As the name infers, Roof Rats are avid climbers and are often found in attic. I have seen a Roof Rat climb the stucco wall of a Sun River home with my own eyes. There are not too many places this rat can’t go if it really wants to.
Rats are prolific breeders. A female rat can become pregnant in as little as one day after delivering a litter of pups. Monthly services are the most popular way to protect your home from Roof Rats once an infestation has been eradicated. But, it is not as easy as throwing some bait around. Rodenticides will be consumed between services visits; you may not be killing them faster than they are reproducing! Plus who wants rodent bait thrown all over their home, no me and I AM the Bug Guy!
In this case you really need to call a professional. Call Southwest Exterminators, we have a multi-pronged attack strategy. We will search out the hiding locations of both the dominate and subordinate populations and deploy mechanical, habitational, and sanitation weaponry to combat the rodent population.
Once an infestation is eliminated your technician will discuss protection services. In some cases once an infestation is eliminated the service is done; in other cases the rodent population in an environment leaves the home in constant peril. Perilous situation call for a protection plan to save your home from on-going damage by new invading Roof Rat populations.
If you have a Roof Rat problem give us a call at 435-628-2700 and we will solve your pest problem! Thank you for reading and have a great day!