Savannah Roof Rat Extermination

When sounds go bump in the night and it is coming from the attic, it may mean you have an uninvited house guest which goes by the name of Rattus rattus, aka, Roof Rat.

Able to swing, jump, and climb, roof rats usually enter and nest in upper portions of buildings when the cooler weather approaches and natural food sources may no longer be available. Their natural habitat consists of nesting in trees (especially palm), ivy, and similar vegetation. Roof rats seldom burrow into the ground. Their food preference varies according to what is available from seeds, fruits and vegetables to eggs and grains. A roof rat needs to consume about one ounce of water daily. Being nocturnal, most activity takes place between one half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise.

How do roof rats enter your home?

Eliminating the problem

There are many control measures available depending on the size and location of the infestation. While rat bait placements are the quickest and usually most economic means of elimination, factors such as non-target exposure, and the possibility of smell and fly problems arising from irretrievable carcasses must be discussed prior to any control action. Snap traps and industrial glue boards are an option in many cases but are frequently much slower in effectiveness. If you think you are having any type of rodent problem, give us a call to set up a initial rodent inspection. We will first identify your problem then discuss control options as well as exclusion remedies to help prevent future infestations.