Rats are agile climbers and can effortlessly access ceilings through various routes. They can scale walls, trees, and utility lines to reach roof eaves or vents. From there, they exploit any openings or gaps, such as damaged roofing or loose tiles to slip into the attic or ceiling spaces. Once inside, rats create nests from the attic insulation materials and explore the area in search of food sources.
Their nocturnal habits and quiet movements make them elusive, leaving homeowners unaware of their presence until scratching noises or droppings become noticeable. Vigilance, sealing entry points, and regular inspections are crucial to prevent these clever rodents from taking over your ceiling.
Making your home less rat-friendly requires strategic actions. Seal all entry points, even the smallest cracks and gaps, to deny them access. A rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter! Eliminate potential food sources by properly storing food in rodent-proof containers and cleaning up spills promptly. Keep your surroundings clean and clutter-free to discourage nesting. Trim shrubs and branches near the house to eliminate bridges for them to climb. The use of rodent deterrents like peppermint oil or ammonia-soaked rags near vulnerable areas can also help.
If you suspect you have rats, call Apex Wildlife Control. Our skilled technicians are here to help with your rat problem!
Rat infestations in homes poses serious health and structural risks. Searching for food and shelter, rats are often drawn to a house by unsealed garbage or food scraps. Once they access your home, their scent markings will quickly attract other rats. Rodents carry diseases, contaminate food, and damage property by gnawing on wires and structures.
Did you know that a female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year? Females are sexually mature within two months, and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. This rapid reproduction quickly establishes a growing colony, exploring every nook and cranny for sustenance. So if you suspect you have rats in your ceiling, call Apex Wildlife Control today. We’re here to help!
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skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
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