Rats are found throughout the United States. The most common rat found is the brown rat, also known as the common rat, sewer rat, or street rat. They are brown or gray in color, at adult age are usually around 11 inches in length, and weigh up to a pound and a half (at its largest). They have a long tail that can be as long as 24 inches. Rats are a part of the rodent group, which also includes squirrels, chipmunks, and guinea pigs. The brown rat has acute hearing and smell, but are known to have poor eyesight.
The brown rat is a nocturnal animal. They have been studied and have been found to communicate using ultrasonic vocalizations. To people, it may sound like a high pitch chirping. Females may produce up to 5 litters a year with the litters producing up to 14 young, with the average being 7. The gestation period is normally only 21 days. The life span of the brown rat is normally 2 years.
The brown rat is a omnivore and will eat almost anything.
Rodents, such as rats are associated with numerous health risks. Rats are known to spread more than 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of live or dead rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, and through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through fleas, ticks, or mites that have fed on an infected rodent.
The brown rat are social animals. They are commonly grouped together in a hierarchy. Rats are territorial and will show aggression to other rats that are not in the family group. Rats are known to burrow, especially outside of structures that will provide safety from the weather. If rats enter your structure, they normally hide within wall voids, crevices, attics, or anywhere they can find to keep warm. They are a very reproductive species, so an infestation can happen very fast. That is why you will need an EXPERT to eliminate your invasion. We have a specialized trained professional to handle this quickly and discreetly.
Structural Pest Rat Program
Our service technician will perform a thorough inspection on the exterior and interior of your structure to locate all problem areas and properly identify the pest you are having.
All programs are specially designed to target the pest that is infesting your structure.