What To Do If You Spot Roof Rats Around Your Queen Creek Home


Roof rats are a menace in Queen Creek homes. They enter your home- specifically your attic or roof- to escape heat when you least expect it, contaminate your food, and cause plenty of other damage.

These rodents leave unpleasant grease marks on your walls as they run around. Plus, they're hard to catch and multiply fast- the more reason you should act quickly when you spot these critters. Call Queen Creek pest control. Any further hesitation will result in costly repairs.

How To Tell If It's Roof Rats Around Your Home

Also known as Alexandrian rats, these critters have large ears with little hair and pointy faces, tinier bodies than Norway rats, and smooth black fur. Their tails are longer than their frames.

They're excellent climbers, making it easy for them to create nests in your garage and attic indoors, where the rising heat keeps them warm. Meanwhile, these relentless rats prefer dense vegetation, woodpiles, and shrubs outdoors.

Roof Rats Can Damage Property And Spread Dangerous Diseases

The city rats chew on items like beams, wood, and wiring. Feasting on wiring can start a fire, and munching on the wood compromises your house's integrity.

They'll contaminate food sources and surfaces with their urine and droppings. This and other practices like them scratching and biting you and their spreading fleas to you can transmit diseases like:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Typhus
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Plague

Roof rats in your home are serious trouble. A professional pest control company can help ensure they don't increase and that there are no rats in your house, in spite of their fast rate of reproduction.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Rats To Your Home

Eliminating the factors that attract roof rats to your home can go a long way in keeping them off your property. There are several ways that you can do this:

  1. If you have a lot of dense vegetation around your home, trim it back to minimize rats in the garden.
  2. Preserve potential food sources by storing them in air-tight containers with tight-fitting lids.
  3. Seal up cracks and crevices lots of rats can use to get into your house.
  4. Collect nuts and seeds that fall from trees.
  5. Keep pet food in a sealed container overnight.
  6. Remove clutter like paper and cardboard.
  7. Remove yard debris and grass clippings away from your home.

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of A Roof Rat Infestation

You can never take chances when eradicating a group of rats from your Queen Creek premises. A reputable rodent control company like Pro Active Pest Control has the necessary tools and equipment to exterminate the little nightmares.

We're Queen Creek, AZ based and have made it our goal to ensure our community and the surrounding ones don't experience attacks from pests like roof rats. Our licensed and friendly technicians are always ready to come to the rescue.

They begin by inspecting your home and creating a customized treatment plan once they find them. Our rodent control techniques are safe for the environment and your family. 

Our attic clean-out service will clean the messes that the unwanted visitors leave. They'll also replace any insulation that requires removal. Of course, we stop by regularly after treatment to ensure the extermination has worked.

We offer free re-servicing if the critters appear in-between visits. Call us today and get a step closer to a rat-free home.