If you’ve ever been woken in the night by the sounds of critters scratching and scurrying above you, then you’re aware of how unsettling that can be. But rodents in your attic and roof do more than just keep you awake at night. They can also be the cause of significant damage to your house, as well as being hazardous to your family’s health once they're inside. Awareness is key when it comes to preventing and removing roof rats from your home and property.
Roof rats are black, dark brown, or sometimes gray, rats that measure between 13” and 18” long (including the tail). They are thin with smooth fur, a pointed muzzle, big eyes, and hairless ears.
Populations of roof rats have grown significantly over the past few years in Texas and, although they are typically found outside, they get their name from the fact that they like to enter into buildings from above. The fact that roof rats can do damage to your property is just one reason that you don’t want them in your home. They can also carry germs that can contaminate your food and spread diseases to your family.
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Prevention of roof rats is a critical step to avoiding an infestation.
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If you find that you have a roof rat infestation in your attic, removing them can be very complicated. This involves the use of traps and bait, but even this can be a challenge as the rats can be smart enough to avoid certain traps. And once the rats are caught, disposal can be another problem.
Ultimately, the best and most convenient form of removal and disposal is through the use of a professional rodent control company. Not only will a pest control professional help you get rid of roof rats, but they’ll help keep the hazardous droppings from becoming a health problem for your family. And they’ll advise you on how to keep your home free of roof rat problems in the future. For the best rodent control in Houston, contact Cypress Creek for professional and efficient pest control for your home, neighborhood, or commercial property.