Temperatures are going down in Naples and Ft. Myers, which means roof rats are popping up in people’s attics.
Roof rats , also known as palm rats, are very active during the winter months. When the sun goes down in Southwest Florida, and temperatures drop to their lowest point in the night, roof rats retreat to indoor structures. Structures such as your attic, walls, and other warm and dark spaces. A non-native species, roof rats are typically black, but can be many different colors. They have tails longer than their body, and their ears are very large. They are a foraging animal, hoarding an abundance of food to sustain themselves over long periods of drought.
What makes roof rats undesirable to a property owner? Their intrusive nesting behavior utilizes insulation from your walls, or other soft materials in your attic. The damage from this behavior is exponential over time. Electrical wiring may also be at risk of being chewed and severed. These rats reproduce every 2-4 months, and more rats means more nests are constructed out of these precious materials from your home. Another huge area of concern when it comes to roof rats is disease. As a carrier of all sorts of diseases which can be transmitted through touch, bites, or other insects, this is one the biggest reasons why you should have a licensed professional handle an infestation.
At Certified Pest Control, we identify all potential entry points for roof rats, and let you know how we can secure those, as well as advise you on our methods to eliminate the presence of currently active rodents. We give each and every one of customers the best in class for service and professionalism, and each service is backed by our 90-day guarantee. We’re BBB Accredited, HomeAdvisor Screened & Approved, and a Thumbtack Top Pro.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, give us call at 239-877-4041 , or you can schedule here on this website, CertifiedPCNaples.com . We’re currently serving Collier, Lee, and Hendry Counties.