Quick Tips on How to Get Rid of Roof Rats

May 6, 2021

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Quick Tips on How to Get Rid of Roof Rats

May 6, 2021

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“Rats of the Phoenix” are common roof rats. These Roof Rats is typically found in the Phoenix, Maricopa County and surrounding areas. If you have Roof Rats infestation problem you need to know how to get rid of them and if you need to use methods for rat control.

What You Should Know About Roof Rats

The first thing to know about Roof Rats is that they are not related to the fruit fly. Fruit flies are blood sucking insects and the female fruit fly lays thousands of eggs, while the male flies around, seeking out and feeding on whatever fruit is available. Roof rats prefer citrus trees. The citrus fruits provide them with lots of nectar, as well as moisture. This makes them perfect living conditions and they do very well in low oxygen situations such as those in the Phoenix and surrounding area.

How To Prevent Roof Rats

If you have Roof Rat problems and if your home is infested, you should try one of the following methods for pest control: First, try to relocate your favorite fruits (including grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, etc.) to an area where there are less roof rats. If you can’t move your citrus trees to another area, at least try to clean up the tree (wash the fruit, remove the stems and peel off the pith) and then use vinegar or lemon juice to rid yourself of the pests. This will prevent future infestations and allow you to enjoy your citrus trees.

If you have a really bad roof rat issue in the Phoenix, AZ area call our roof rat experts at ACTION Termite & Pest Control.

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