In Tennessee, the two most prevalent rat species are the Brown rat and the roof rat. These rodents exhibit several similarities, but they can be distinguished by their appearance. The roof rat is characterized by its blackish fur and notably longer tail in comparison to its body length. On the other hand, the brown rat has a more brownish fur color and a much shorter tail. Both rats are omnivorous, showing a preference for grains and cereals.
Problems and Damage
Similar to mice, rats are attracted to lawns and gardens as a source of food. They seek refuge and safety by infiltrating homes and other structures, as well as exploit openings like vents, roof gaps, and any sizable crevices. Once inside, they quickly contaminate the area with their urine and feces. Their penchant for gnawing becomes a serious concern when they target electrical wires, posing a fire hazard to homes. Rats are carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, leptospirosis, and LCMV. While not all rats are disease carriers, any bites or scratches from them should be promptly treated by a medical profession.
Prevention and Exclusions
Complete Animal Removal offers a solution to prevent rats from entering your home. We will locate and seal all potential entry points using durable materials that can effectively withstand any attempts by unwanted rodents attempting to reenter the home.
If rats have infested your home, you can rely on Complete Animal Removal for expert assistance. Our team of Wildlife Specialists are well-versed in rat behavior, ensuring a swift and effective elimination of these unwelcome pests from your residence. Don’t hesitate to get in touch now for professional rat removal services.