Roof rats are not another word for squirrels.
Roof rats typically live in your attic.
They tend to burrow into the insulation and tear it up pretty quickly. Typically, you will see signs of burrowing into your insulation and their droppings scattered about. Some other common signs of roof rats are brown staining on pipes in the attic. This staining is a sign of frequent movement. Typically, they follow the same paths, and the stains are caused by their undersides rubbing on the PVC pipes while they scurry along. It is important to remove roof rats and their waste in order to prevent them from returning to ensure the health of your family.
They can usually be identified by their long tails. They only need a whole less than the size of a ping pong ball to get into your home. Roof rats are typically active at dusk and more often stay in dense foliage. If there is foliage around your house such as bushes or vines, try to cut them back. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us with question or concerns regarding roof rat removal.