ROOF RAT CONTROL IN LOS ANGELES
Exterminate Roof Rats in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange & Ventura Counties
One of the two main types of rats found in the United States of America, roof rats are smaller than their brethren, the Norway rat. Also referred to as black rats or ship rats, these rodents get their name from their preference to build shelter high up on buildings. While you are more likely to see them running across a telephone wire, when a root rat does get inside your property, it can cause a ton of damage, gnawing on materials, contaminating food, and potentially even spreading dangerous diseases.
Luckily, our pest control pros at Rodents Stop are experts at getting rid of roof rats in Los Angeles. We offer a patented spraying technique that neutralizes odors and removes pheromones, so once your roof rat infestation is gone, it does not return. Our methods are completely safe for pets, children, and everyone else in your household, and we also provide a home entrapment kit to safely and efficiently catch roof rats and other rodents. As a licensed, bonded, and insured company that has serviced over 50,000 satisfied customers, you can always trust us to get the job done right. Plus, we are open seven days a week, meaning there is never a bad time to call us for roof rat control in Los Angeles.
When to Call for Los Angeles Roof Rat Control
Roof rats have long and thin bodies, typically measuring up to 16 inches, including their tales, which usually measure 6-8 inches on their own. Their fur is soft, smooth, and typically brown with spots of black, and their undersides are usually gray, white, or black. They generally weigh between five and nine ounces, though larger roof rats can weigh up to 12 ounces.
Roof rats are crafty animals that can compress their bodies into holes roughly the size of a quarter. For this reason, it is important to seal up cracks and openings throughout your property with caulk, and install screens on vents and windows. You should also keep trees and shrubs trimmed, ensuring there are no branches overhanging your property that would allow one of these rodents to make their way onto your roof. Like all rats, roof rats are drawn to anywhere they can find an available food source, so it is a good idea to clean up any fruits that have fallen from trees in your yard, regularly harvest vegetables that you have planted in your garden, and keep a tight lid on your trash and recycling containers. You should also make sure all pet food containers are tightly sealed, and eliminate sources of water like sprinkler heads, water dishes, and birdbaths as much as possible. And in general, keep your home free of excess moisture and food waste, as these are the factors that will make a roof rat think it is a good idea to hide out in your home.
Common signs you are dealing with a roof rat infestation in Los Angeles are:
- Small, pointed droppings around your house
- Nests in your attic
- Scurrying noises coming from your attic
- Grease/rub marks around your property
- Gnaw marks on furniture, wood, or wires
- Damaged food/goods
- Visible rats (dead or alive)
Get Rid of Roof Rats Today!
At Rodents Stop, our family-owned and operated company cares about providing affordable roof rat extermination in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. That’s why we offer upfront, honest rates, as well as free estimates to get you started on the service process. We only use natural solutions, and unlike some pest control companies, we will never try to sell you on an unnecessary maintenance plan. Plus all our work is guaranteed, so you never have to worry about your roof rat problem returning in the future.