What kind or rats are these?
Wood rats, also known as pack rats, are a common rodent found in Loveland, Fort Collins and throughout Colorado. They are 6 to 9 inches in length with a tail that ranges from 5 to 9 inches long. They are a grayish tan color on their back with a light colored underbelly, which is often peppered. Wood rats have large eyes and ears and long whiskers. These rodents are nest builders. They use plant materials such as branches, twigs and sticks. They are also notorious for getting into everything from attics to car engines. They will steal “treasures”, damage your electrical wiring and make a lot of noise, which easily causes them to become a nuisance. An unusual behavior, which is where the term “pack rat” came from, is that if they find something they want, they will drop what they are currently carrying and "trade" it for the new item. They are particularly fond of shiny things. They can also be quite vocal and boisterous, creating chaos that sounds like “cats and dogs” fighting.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, rats are known carriers of many diseases that can be transmitted to people and pets. They are also extremely destructive when they chew on wood surfaces and electrical wires within your home. They can also contaminate our food supply, causing waste.
Why do I have them?
Although pack rats prefer rocky areas within coniferous forests which provide them adequate shelter, they are opportunistic and will move into your attic or walls if food, water and shelter are available.
How do I get rid of them?
Getting rid of wood rats can be very tricky due to their nocturnal, elusive nature. It requires extensive knowledge of rats and their habits as well as building construction and safety know-how. That's why EnviroPest employees are experts with construction and repair skills. Our rat control service includes the necessary eviction, exclusion and cleanup services needed, for one fee.
Is the treatment safe?
EnviroPest uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving your rat problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very strict guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken prior to service.
How soon can you get here?
We take wood rat problems very seriously and are committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does it cost?
$249 in most cases. Pricing varies depending on the requirements and complexity of the job and materials required. Please contact us for an inspection and bid!
What is your warranty?
Our warranty varies due the severity and likelihood of control. Your service technician will discuss this with your before service.
We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your rat control service, we will correct it free of charge. That’s EnviroPest’s promise to keep your home pest free.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems, especially pack rats and other rodents, can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with us to keep pests out of their home.
How do I schedule service?
Give us a call or fill out our online form and a customer service specialist will get into contact with you.