roof rats


The most common rats are Norway Rats and Roof Rats. If you suspect a rat problem at your home, don't delay and call the rat experts at EcoShield!

There are physical differences between these two types of rats:

  • Norway rats are larger than the smaller and sleeker Roof Rats.
  • Roof rats have bigger ears and longer tails than the Norway rat.
  • The roof rat has a pointed nose, and they are excellent climbers.
  • Roof rats inhabit attics, upper stories, and exterior vegetation.
  • Norway rats typically occupy lower portions of the building and the ground.

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How Did I Get Roof Rats?
Roof rats can fit through holes as small as one-half inch in diameter. Because they prefer to be high in the air, these rodents may climb on power lines or tree branches to get on the roof.

Roof Rat Entry Points 
These rats have no problem reaching almost any house area, so many homeowners struggle to keep these pests out. These rodents often enter homes from:
  • Chewing entry holes
  • Damaged vent covers
  • Gaps in shingles
  • Squeezing through cracks

Roof rats can cause extensive and costly damage by chewing on the electrical wires, damaging furniture and storage boxes, and ripping up insulation in the attic. The visual signs of roof rat activity include visual sightings, nests, droppings, and grease marks along the surface of your home.

If you suspect roof rats are living in your home, do not delay and call EcoShield Today for a Free, no-obligation estimate.


How Did I Get Norway Rats?
Norway rats will gnaw away parts of the home to enlarge a potential entryway and often burrow their way inside by digging. Older buildings with poor construction and maintenance are at a higher risk for these types of rodent problems.

Norway Rat Entry Points 
Norway rats get into homes by entering through gaps and crevices. Rats can fit through holes as small as 1/2 inch. Their most common entryways are:
  • Gaps under doors
  • Holes from plumbing and utility lines
  • Poorly fitting crawlspace doors
  • Poorly maintained wall and foundation vents

Norway rats are also extremely dangerous since they can damage your home while posing a serious health risk by chewing on wiring or belongings, damaging your home's foundation with their burrows, and by contaminating food.

If you suspect Norway Rats are living in your home, do not delay and call EcoShield Today for a Free, no-obligation estimate.