Roof rats are agile rodents that get their name from their tendency to enter your home through roof openings, such as the construction gap. If you hear noises in your attic, mostly during the night, then you probably have roof rats.
Checking your roof should always be included when assessing repairs that need to be made to your home. If you hear something running across your roof, you should have it checked as quickly as possible.
Roof rats are capable of doing a great deal of damage to a home in an extremely short amount of time. Their presence also poses health risks, as they can transmit diseases to humans and pets through contact with their urine and feces.
Rats will also chew into your HVAC and duct work when making nests. Not only do roof rats create hazardous situations, but the damage they cause can be very expensive in the long run. As a homeowner, it is important to be proactive. Sealing entry points and maintaining a clean environment are effective preventive measures.
Securing your home against rat infestations requires a proactive approach. First, seal all entry points, even those as small as a dime, to deny them access. Maintain a clean environment by promptly disposing of food waste and storing food in rodent-proof containers. Trim shrubs and trees away from your house, eliminating potential routes for roof rats to reach your roof.
Regularly maintain and inspect your home’s exterior for cracks and gaps that could serve as entry points. Implementing traps and baits can also help control rat populations. By combining these measures, you create an unwelcome environment for rats.
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