Dealing with a roof rat infestation can be an overwhelming situation. Animals like roof rats are known to cause significant damage to homes and supplies of food. Roof rats can be found in dark and isolated spaces like attics and vacant lofts. Roof rats frequently get into homes and gardens to find cover and food. Getting rid of rodents for good can be difficult, but we can help! Call our office today at 216.342.2316 or fill out our contact form and schedule your roof rat removal.

Getting Rid of Roof Rats

  • Roof rats in ClevelandAlthough roof rats aren't prone to attacking people or pets unprompted, they will bite or scratch when cornered or handled. Their bites, droppings, and urine can spread dangerous diseases such as murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, rat-bite fever, and plague.
  • While foraging for something to eat, rats chew through sealed containers and contaminate large quantities of food meant for people, livestock, and pets. The rodents also chew and tear insulation to use as nesting material and gnaw through electrical wires and wooden structures.

Rat-Proofing Your Home

The most effective way to keep unwanted roof rats away from private property is to maintain clean and sanitary homes.

  • Dispose of loose food, secure garbage bins with tightly sealed lids, and remove outdoor pet food to discourage rats from foraging in and around homes.
  • Eliminating potential nesting sites and points of entry also reduces the possibility of infestation.
  • Trim overgrown shrubbery, cut vines off fences, and maintain tree limbs so that none hang over homes providing easy access to rooftops and attics.

Trapping and Removal

Given that they spread disease and become aggressive when cornered, individuals should never approach roof rats. If signs of infestation present, contact Critter Control technicians immediately. Our trained professionals have tools at their disposal to aid them in the removal of roof rats. Our methods are safe for all people and animals involved.

We can help you get rid of roof rat problems. 216.342.2316

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Rats living in your crawl space or walls? Disappearing pet food? Dead rats or rat dropping in your attic? These may well be signs of a rat infestation. Call your local Critter Control office today for effective rodent cleanup, rat removal and exclusion services.
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