Roof & Norway Rat Prevention & Rodent Control Tips for Glenwood Springs, CO Homes

RAM Pest Control knows controlling a rat problem is never an easy task. You may find these rodents in your home, businesses and farms. When you do, it’s time to take steps in preventing a rodent infestation.

Most Common Colorado Rats; Roof Rat & Norway Rat

norway rat wikiThe two most common rats that you may encounter here in New Mexico are the Roof Rat and the Norway Rat. The Roof rat color can vary from black to brownish gray with a grey or white under belly. They have a body that can range from 6 to 8 inches in length. Their ears and eyes are large and they have a pointed nose. The Roof Rat’s tail is longer than its body, thus making it easier to identify. The Norway Rat, sometimes called the common rat is usually grayish brown in color, with a white or yellow under belly. The colors can also vary from pure gray to a reddish brown. Their body size is between 6 to 8 inches long. This species has a rounder face, with a small pair of eyes and ears.

Rat Prevention Tips in Homes

Limiting food sources can greatly reduce rat population. Seal your foods in glass, metal, and heavy plastic containers. These will keep rats from getting into your food and there will be less of an attraction inside your home or garage. When disposing of trash make sure to use a trash bin that rats can’t get into or chew through. Garbage and food waste will create a massive rat population if they have readily available access to it. Keep homes, yards, and businesses cleaned and clear of places for rats to hide. This will also help in maintaining rat control. Dispose of boxes, cartons, and other debris quickly. Keep them away from your home or business. Avoid giving rats a safe place to hide and nest. Be sure to properly clean and sanitize any area where rats are present. Never sweep or vacuum rat droppings or nesting sites. You can make a deadly virus airborne. Start by pouring bleach over the area for an hour then use a paper towel to wipe it away.

Rat Rodent Control

Rats can be more then just a pest that gets into your food and destroys your home. They also carry diseases. Keep that in mind when dealing with your rat problem. There are many different kinds of traps that can be used. At RAM Pest Control, our rat control includes uses traps and baits to effectively rid your home of these rodents. We inspect your home to find access points and fit physical barriers, such as wire mesh, over these access holes and cracks to prevent rats from reentering your home. RAM Pest Control places the traps and bait in the paths that rats use frequently. We want you to have a safe clean home, where no harmful pest can cause disease or illness. Taking the proper steps in rat control can make a difference and add to a better quality of life. Contact us today for all your pest control needs!