How Many Roof Rats in a Nest?

  Roof rats can build pretty big colonies when given the chance.   The Life of a Roof Rat If you can hear roof rats scurrying around in your walls throughout the day, it’s likely you have a large infestation. Roof rats only live a short 12-month lifespan, but they make the most of it. […]

Arizona Roof Rats roof rats in my attic

So… you found roof rats in your house. What is next? The first step is to find out how they got in. Then you can figure out how to get rid of them.   Start With the Basics Roof Rats can come into the home from anywhere, but they generally enter from the roof. Check […]

Why are they called "Roof Rats"?

  Roof Rats get their name from their special ability to get into homes via the roof. They do well living in close proximity to humans in attics and ceilings. These somewhat aerial creatures are also known as the black rat, fruit rat, ship rat, and palm rat. Roof rats can cause major damage to […]

Why are Roof Rats Harmful?

  Roof rats are a major health concern. Below are some of the dangers rodents can cause. Rodents as Disease Vehicles In the past century alone, more than 10 million people have died from rodent-borne diseases. Although rodents are not major threats to our everyday health, it is justified to be concerned over the potential for […]

Phoenix ranks among cities with most rodent activity

  It’s rodent season, Phoenix. And, with cooler temperatures on the horizon, Valley residents can expect those pesky critters to be more and more of a presence. A new ranking, by Orkin, listed the “Top 50 Rattiest Cities” in the U.S. and it’s no surprise the cities at the top of the list are the most […]

Where do Roof Rats Sleep?

Roof Rats are Most Active at Nighttime Roof rats are nocturnal. This means they are asleep most of the day and are rather active at night. Roof rats sleep in their nests. A roof rat nest is made of cotton, twine, dental floss, insulation, padding, and other household items. This nest serves as a type […]

How to Trap Roof Rats

In order to get rid of roof rats, you need to trap them. However, this is easier said than done. It’s important to pick the right kind of trap, but it’s equally important to set up traps in the right areas. Before you begin placing the traps, ask yourself these questions: If you have roof […]

How to Fill Holes & Prevent Roof Rats

Be in the Know Learn everything you can about these critters. Are they in your area? Find out here. Roof Rats can squeeze into almost any opening, crack, or crevasse. They have an oil and dust combination on their bodies which produces a lubricating grease. This enables them to squeeze into holes as small as […]

How to Minimize Your Chance of a Roof Rat Infestation

Roof rats are pests. Once they invade your home, they are not easy to get rid of. That being said, the best offense is a good defense. Use these tips to prevent a rat infestation from ever happening!   1.) Seal up your home. Roof Rats can come into the home from anywhere, but they generally […]