If you hear something running across your roof mostly at night, you just might have roof rats in your house. These creatures are skilled climbers and get the name “roof rat” from their tendency to enter your home through the construction gap. This is the gap between your shingles and the side of your home. Roof rats often drop down onto your roof from overhanging tree branches. A primary preventive measure is to keep trees trimmed away from your house.
Checking your roof should always be included when considering repairs to your home. If you have heard something running around on your roof, you should have it inspected without delay. Roof rats are capable of doing a great deal of damage in an extremely short amount of time.
Securing your home against rat infestations requires some positive steps. Look for golf ball size holes and chew marks along the corners of your home, soffits, and around your roof line. Keep tree branches trimmed away from the roof of your home so rats are unable to jump from the trees onto your roof. Trim shrubs away from your house and are not up against your foundation. Regularly inspect and maintain your home’s exterior for cracks and gaps that could serve as entry points.
Avoid feeding local wildlife since food can attract rats and other wildlife to your property. Remove any leftover dog or cat food if you happen to feed your pets outside.
When you are ready to get rid of those unwanted visitors, call us at 901-598-8555 for a free quote on our rat trapping services. You can also send us a quick message about your specific wildlife problem, and our friendly office staff will contact you shortly. Call today — we’re here to help!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in West Memphis AR for squirrels, raccoons, moles,
skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
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