What do wood rats look like?
Here in Colorado, we run into wood rats more than other types of rats. Also called pack rats, these rodents are very similar to other rats but have a furry tail. They have large ears, big black eyes, and are a grayish-brown color.
Wood rats build complex nests out of objects that they collect like sticks, plants, shiny objects and other treasures that they come across. Their nests often have several different “rooms” in them and tend to be built in rocky crevices.
When are rats most active?
Are wood rats dangerous?
Yes, wood rats are considered to be dangerous. They carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to people. Inside homes they are very destructive and will chew through wires, insulation, drywall, and pipes.
Why do I have a wood rat problem?
While wood rats generally create their nesting areas outside, if given the opportunity they will move inside of homes and make nests in attics and behind wall voids. Once in, they’ll also forage for food.
How do you get rid of wood rats?
If you are having problems with wood rats contact the professionals at EnviroPest today. Our rodent control experts will safely and humanely eliminate wood rats from your home and property.
Is the treatment for rats 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?
At EnviroPest, we take all pest issues seriously and are committed to helping as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
How much does rat control service cost?
How can I prevent a wood rat problem in the future?
The best way to prevent a wood rat problem in your home (or business) is to make sure that they cannot get inside.
Guard your chimney with a tight fitting cap, cover any vents and fix any holes along your roof line. Make sure that any other holes on the exterior are sealed and that gaps around windows and doors are fixed.
Also concentrate on eliminating potential food sources inside and out. This includes trash cans with poorly fitting lids, pet food outside, and bird feeders. At the first sign of a rat problem, contact us for a customized solution.
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