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Roof Rat Removal & Control - Austin, TX 



There are a variety of wildlife that can cause trouble around your home, warehouse, or other structures. They can cause damage to anything. You need to repair any damage as soon as possible. Wildlife breed and the problem can soon get out of control.

That is why it’s important to repair any damage created by wildlife. If you remove wildlife and leave the damage, you will have more wildlife problems. We stand behind our work. We will fix any damage and make good repairs and keep you safe.

When wildlife enters your house or office, there is always some damage repair work needed. The wild animals got in somehow unless you left an open door or window. We fix the damage that allowed the animals into your attic, roof soffits, basement, barn, shed, porch, office or crawl space.

Our wildlife damage repair experts offers a wide range of damage repairs. Our team of trained and certified professionals can repair all damage the wild animals caused. We will restore the value to your home or business and protect what’s important.

We do a complete job, from start to finish. We remove rats effectively. We inspect every part of the house, from the ground to roof, to identify all the areas of entry, and we perform professional repairs. We inspect inside the attic to find any damage &offer attic restoration, permanent rodent control, odor control, and more. We are fully licensed and insured, and ready to solve your rat problem.






Physical Description

Rattus rattus is a medium sized rat with relatively large ears and a tail that is nearly always longer than the body. Individuals weigh between 70 and 300 g, and are between 16 and 22 cm in head and body length and a tail length of 19 cm or longer. Males are longer and heavier than are females.

Many members of the species are black in color with a lighter colored ventral belly. The species is often divided into subspecies based upon color patterns which can occur in any combination of black, white, grey, and agouti.

The skull and nasal bones are relatively narrow. One of the main ways to differentiate between R. rattus and R. norvegicus is that R. rattus has a finer covering of hair, a lighter skull, and a slightly differently shaped upper first molar.

Native Habitat

Roof Rats are most often found in large numbers in coastal areas because of the way the species is spread through human sea faring. It is generally found in any area that can support its mainly vegetarian diet. Because R. rattus is an agile climber, it often lives in high places, such as top floors of buildings in populated areas or trees in forested areas. Even though it can be found near water, this species rarely swims and unlike its close relatives, rarely finds a home in sewers or in aquatic areas. Although it was formerly common in towns and farms of temperate regions, it has been largely driven out by the more aggressive Norway rat as well as killed off by increasing chemical pest control programs. Data have shown that R. rattus can reach elevations up to 250 m above sea level.




Roof Rats are somewhat vocal animals, producing squeaks when threatened or socializing. It also produces oil smears that are left along particular areas to illustrate territorial boundries. Hierarchy in groups is determined using aggressive threat postures and physcial contact. Vision, hearing, touch, and smell are all used in sensing the environment.

Food/Eating Habits

Roof rats feed on fruit, grain, cereals, and other vegetation. It is an omnivore, however, and will feed on insects or other invertebrates if necessary. It consumes about 15 g/day of food and 15 mL/day of water. Because it consumes and destroys the food source during feeding, it can cause devastating damage to farms and livestock. Not only does it gnaw through many materials but it ruins more than that by excreting on the remains of its foraging efforts.


Social groups of roof rats are often formed of multiple males and multiple females. One male is dominant and a linear male hierarchy may form. Two to three females are often dominant to all other group members except the dominant male. Females are generally more aggressive than males. The species is polygynous, and generally, the dominant male is the most successful breeder. Territories and mates are defended through aggressive behavior. If environmental conditions allow it, successful breeding may occur all year. (Corbet and Southern, 1977)

Mating System

Roof Rats are able to breed throughout the year if conditions allow. The peak breeding seasons are summer and autumn. Females can produce up to 5 litters in one year. The gestation period ranges between 21 and 29 days, and young rats are able to reproduce within 3 to 5 months of their birth. Neonates are altricial, like most rodents, and their eyes do not open until 15 days of age. Young remain hairless for much of their nursing period. Weaning and independence from the mother occur at about 3 to 4 weeks of age.

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