Roof rats migrated from Europe with the early colonists. The subspecies includes the Alexdrine and the fruit rat. They are phenomenal climbers, food hoarders, and very secretive. These rats can easily birth 40 young annually.
Get Rid of Roof Rats
Rats pose significant health risks to humans, especially the roof or black rat. Among other diseases, they carry bubonic plague, trichinosis, rat-bite fever, and the Hantavirus. Each is transmitted by a different method.
Roof rats are susceptible to multiple types of bait. Traditional non- and anticoagulant baits are effective and painless. Block baits are another effective and quicker means. Liquid baits may be effective in dryer areas.
Roof rats prefer to dwell in elevated habitats of warm climates. These are fast breeders with dominant male led social structure. They feed nocturnally over large areas and possess keen abilities to detect and escape danger.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.