With the weather and seasons quickly changing, many individuals and families are looking to spend more time inside, but they aren't the only ones. Outside critters and rodents often seek refuge in the homes of others as the temperatures drop. Not only can this be a nuisance, but it can present serious safety concerns. Take a closer look at the dangers of roof rats and find out how our humane wildlife control products can help.
Roof rats are also commonly known as ship rats or black rats. These rodents are identified by their mixture of black and brown fur and trademark signature scaly tail. The average roof rat is around 16 inches. Roof rats are much more rampant in coastal states and the southern parts of America, but regardless of where you live, it is important to understand the dangers and safety hazards these rodents can present.
There are several dangers a roof rat infestation presents such as:
There are a few options when dealing with roof rats. Using caulk, be sure to seal up any large holes or cracks in your home. Keeping greenery maintained and managed is another small way to help keep roof rats away.
Fortunately, we at Critter Guard have another solution to preventing roof rat infestations. Our Line Guard and Pole Guard products are designed to keep roof rats, squirrels, and other critters from entering your attic by preventing their access to your roof via power lines, utility poles, and even some trees. To learn more about our products and how they can help prevent a roof rat infestation, contact us today!