Roof Rats
Rattus rattus

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  • Roof Rat Damage
  • Roof Rat Damage
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  • Roof Rat Feces
  • Roof Rat Feces
  • Roof Rat Wire Damage
  • Roof Rat Wire Damage
  • Roof Rat Wire Damage
  • Roof Rat Wire Damage
  • Captured Roof Rat
  • Captured Roof Rat Compared to a Captured Mole
  • Captured Roof Rat
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Problem with Roof Rats
The main complaints we get are:
    Scratching in the walls
    Noise in the attic
    Scratching in the attic
    Noises from about 10 pm - 4 am.
 
About Roof Rats
Roof rats head and body is about 7-8 inches with a tail that is scaly and longer than the head and body.
Roof rats have large ears and a pointed snout. They can spread diseases to humans such as; murine typhus, lepto, salmonellosis and rat bite fever.
Roof rats are constantly gnawing on wood and wire because their teeth are continually growing.
25% of unknown house fires are attributed to rodents chewing on wires.
How to Get Rid of Roof Rats
A-1 Wildlife Service will give you a price on excluding the animals from your home for good. We will seal up any opening around the outside perimeter of your home. We offer a 1 year guarantee with this service.

A University study on Roof Rats - a detailed description
Norway Rat or Roof Rat? - a little quiz
other animal pest information pages - click on the name to go to that page