GET RID OF ROOF RATS
Mature Roof Rats Get to be about 18 inches long.
Half of Roof Rats' Length is from the roof rats' heads to the beginning of the roof rats' tails. The Roof Rats tails are as long as their bodies.
On my computer monitor an IMac 24 inch this pictured roof rats body is 9 inches from the roof rats pointed nose to the base of its tail and the tail is 9 inches long.
Roof Rats can get bigger! I have heard several people describe to me dead roof rats whose size was commonly stated as "This roof rat was the size of a small cat".
One hardware store owner who killed a roof rat in his store said "It was the grand-daddy of all roof rats. It was as big as a small cat and its ****s (pair of outer hanging male reproductive organs) were as big as peanut M&M's."
What is amazing to me personally is that roof rats this size can get their entire body through a hole the size of a Quarter!
How can roof rats get through a hole that small?
A Roof Rats Skull.
If you noticed in the picture above a roof rats head is very pointed. The plates in the skulls of most mammals "fuse" together during infancy to form a hard non-plyable helmet for the brain. But - Roof Rats can get through holes the size of a quarter because the plates in the roof rats skull do not get "fused" together but are instead Flexible and Compressible just as in a newborn mammal that needs to fit through the birth canal of its mother. If roof rats can get their head through then they will get the rest of their body through - And their fur helps.
Well the photo of roof rats below hold clues:
This is a temple in India where they worship roof rats - go figure!
Each of the tiles you see are about 12 inches square - notice that the roof rat to the right of the large center bowl - the roof rats body is about 10 inches long and its tail stretches almost across the whitish tile making this roof rat about 20 inches in total length!
Now, See the black smudges along the base of the wall in the rear of the photo. See how dirty they look - these are classic roof rats' smudge marks. The roof rats can get through a hole the size of a quarter not only because the roof rats skull can be compressed and not only that its rib cage can be compressed - but there is an added aid to the roof rats ability to get in where other pests cannot.
Roof Rats get in because their fur is GREASY! - This is why a classic roof rats entrance sign is greasy smudge marks.
Roof Rats leave smudge marks on rafters in an attic as they get around.
What makes a roof rats fur so greasy and roof rats fur leave these black marks?
Roof Rats mark each other - with their urine and feces. Roof rats greet each other by rubbing all over each other and urinating and defecating and then rubbing it into each others fur - combined with natural body oils - roof rats rarely get a bath - and WaaLaa! A roof rats calling card! Kilroy was here!
What Really Works to Get Rid of Roof Rats For Good?
Well I will tell you what worked for me to get rid of the roof rats in my attic:
I had roof rats in my Scottsdale Arizona home for 7 years! I tried everything to get rid of the roof rats that lived in my attic and walls.
Here is my testimony:
For seven years I had problems trying to get rid of roof rats in my attic in my Scottsdale, Arizona home. I tried everything to get rid of the roof rats. We had our home sealed twice and set traps numerous times in our attempts to get rid of the roof rats, but we still kept having problems. We hired 3 or 4 pest control companies and they could not get rid of the roof rats either. We had periods of no attic noise and no smell from the roof rats, but the roof rats would come back following previous generations' urine scent trails (which can last for years). One day after a recent re-infestation of the roof rats we heard a roof rat in the attic above our living room. As I heard the roof rat near a ceiling light fixture the light started to flicker and made an electric buzzing sound. I realized the roof rat was chewing on the wires in the attic and it dawned on me that "the smell" was not our biggest concern - A house fire was!
My efforts to solve this problem with the roof rats once and for all intensified. These efforts led me to strobe lights to get rid of roof rats. After trying strobes from several different manufacturers, I found what I believe to be the best strobe lights manufactured to date-and solved my own pest problems.
After two years of research, patent searches and counsel, product development and testing, field research and lab experiments, consultations with pest control professionals including owners of pest control companies and leaders in the academic arena, I have developed a line of sturdy and long lasting pest control products which have been proven to get rid of roof rats. I now have a leading electronics factory here in the USA custom produce my high intensity pest control strobe lights that have been used all over the world to get rid of roof rats in attics - for good!
Rodent Strobe is "the long term solution™".
Rodent Strobe Inc.
The High Intensity Pest Control Strobe Light in the Photo below uses only 4.8 watts of electricity - less than a 5 watt light bulb.
The flash only last for 1/32 of a second and it flashes about 70 times per minute.
Here is how it works to get rid of roof rats:
The ciliary muscle in the roof rats' eyes controls the expansion and contraction of the roof rats' pupils. The usual adjustments made by this muscle are small. In response to the strobes in a dark (naturally dark or becomes dark at night) environment this muscle in roof rats' eyes has to make dramatic adjustments (140-180 times per minute). An ophthalmologist I spoke to, at a world-renowned clinic in Scottsdale AZ, likened it to this: Imagine you lift a ten pound dumbbell weight one time. Then imagine that you lifted the same weight 1,500 times in a ten minute period. Your arm would be hurting for days. The ophthalmologist said the strobes would have the same effect on roof rats' (and other animal pests') eyes. RESULT: YOU GET RID OF ROOF RATS FOR GOOD!
"Kevin, I just wanted to let you know that the rodent strobes we purchased for our fire station have worked perfectly. We have a station located in the middle of the Everglades and had a severe rodent infestation problem which resulted in $10,000 dollars in damages. We installed the rodent strobes and have had no infestation since. Thanks for a great product!" (This testimony was emailed to Rodent Strobe Inc. 10 months after the strobes were installed.)
Alan McLaughlin CHS-III
Ochopee Fire Control District
Everglades City, Florida
"We had a terrible experience with roof rats in our attic. We tried pest control companies, traps and poison and nothing worked. Finally, we heard about the Rodent Strobe pest control strobe lights. After installing them, the rats were gone within just a couple of days and have not been back - we kept the strobes on to keep the rats from coming back in. These strobes are the only thing that worked! I highly recommend them".
C.P. Phoenix, AZ
"My attic had a nest of the fury tailed rats living in it. They were chewing on the rafters, they were chewing on the wiring, they even tried to chew on the blades of the exhaust fans. I installed 3 Rodent Strobes and then after a few days I closed the entrance holes and I haven't heard them up there since". (This testimony was emailed to Rodent Strobe Inc. 7 months after the strobes were installed.)
D. S. Fort Collins, CO.
"No more traps! No more smells! No more Norway Rats! Dear Sir, Thanks to your innovative approach to rodent control I have been able to say good-bye to a problem we've had for years. A conventional-foundation home in a dense urban area I have learned is a natural gathering spot for our pesky friends. About the only good thing coming from this is the friendship I have developed with my Terminix man. Smelling "that Smell" and cleaning out the traps in my basement had become a nearly weekly ritual. No more! I knew there had to be a more effective solution. After visiting your website, I decided to give Rodent Strobe a try. Installation was a snap, and I have not had a problem in months. Now I only get to see my Terminix man for his regular quarterly visit, but we're both okay with that. I have told my friends and neighbors about your innovative approach to rodent and squirrel control. Best Regards -"
R.S. Memphis (Central Gardens), TN
I purchased two Rodent Strobes from you in December. I immediately put them in my attic, and the results are astounding. Within days, the squirrels who had ruined many personal items plus chewed the insulation from my A/C ducting were gone. I still hear an occasional squirrel in the attic, but they do not leave any droppings or damage. I do not turn off the strobes at all. I live in an area with huge oak trees, and many other critters. I feel Rodent Strobe is without a doubt the ONLY way to get rid of squirrels in attics once and for all. I had spent a small fortune on repellents and other things that did not work. Now, I feel safe knowing that Rodent Strobe is protecting my attic, my belongings, and my electrical wiring. Squirrels who venture in the attic never stay long, and that is what I want. To say I am pleased with your product is an understatement. I have recommended Rodent Strobe to others, but they are trying to do things the "cheap" way with those repellents, which do NOT work. I once saw squirrels walking around in the repellent I used to use!!!
Even though everyone has seen the results I obtained, there are still the skeptics. Rodent Strobe is the most effective, humane way to control squirrel attic infestation I have ever seen. The strobe light makes common sense...make the attic a miserable place for them, and the squirrels will go elsewhere. Again, words cannot my express my total satisfaction with Rodent Strobe. Feel free to use my letter as a testimonial to an outstanding product that does what it promises.
DO NOT LET THIS:
Roof Rat Chewing on High Voltage Wire
LEAD TO THIS!
A Failure to Get Rid of Roof Rats and House Fires:
An estimated 15,000 house fires are cause each year in the USA by rodents like roof rats chewing on wiring.
(Estimate based on DHS statistics - to learn more click on the "Learn More" button below.)
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Each Model 400K Rodent Strobe covers a maximum of 800 - 1,000 square feet of unobstructed space - just as a 100 watt light bulb would. The optimal (full "shock and awe" type of effect of each 400 K Strobe) is about 500 square feet or a space of 25ft X 25ft. By "unobstructed" I mean nothing blocking the light from reaching all areas.
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What Does Not Work to Get Rid of Roof Rats
Been there, done that too! I wish I had my money back. That ultrasonic thing was expensive and the owner of the company told me how great it would work. Yeah buddy. It did not get rid of the roof rats. Did you know that several of the leading vertebrate pest specialists - PhD. Professors, experts in the field have tried to get the Federal Trade Commission to ban ultrasonic pest control devises because they do not work? The Federal Trade Commission has published a warning to all ultrasonic pest repeller manufacturers and retailers. There may be an initial effect but research shows that the roof rats return and become habituated (get used to the noise). How long do ultrasonics work? Research shows that the repelling effect last for 1-3 days, but after 3-7 days the pests become habituated to the noise and continue living in the space not bothered enough to leave their home. Additional research confirms that ultrasonic pest repellers may have a partial or transitory effect, but have no persistent effectiveness. Most academic researchers urge legislatures and consumers to view ultrasonic pest repellents with skepticism. The New York State Consumer Protection Board cautions against using ultrasonic repellers. In addition to this, contrary to the claims of many ultrasonic pest control device sellers, there is scientific evidence that some of these devices cause hearing loss in pets, most especially dogs . Even the US Army does not approve of ultrasonic pest control devices.
I traveled to San Diego to speak with the vertebrate pest expert who does the pest control products investigations for the Federal Trade Commission. When I told him I had a pest control product that I needed some help in designing container and field experiments for product testing the first thing he asked me (with a look of disgust) was “this isn’t another one of those ultrasonic pest repellers is it? – Those things don’t work”. I am pleased to say that he seemed very impressed with my product, especially when he was in a dark room with my strobe flashing and he was commenting that it was making him dizzy as he moved around the room. Then I observed him try several times to turn on the lights with the wall switch and his hand was meandering around for several seconds before he was able to secure his hand on the switch and turn the lights on. I was one happy camper.
With the Rodent Strobe line of pest control strobe lights the problem of roof rats habituation is solved. The roof rats can not adapt to the constant high intensity lightning bright flashes. We have found that if roof rats are living in a house wall that the roof rats access through a space that is protected by a high intensity strobe that the roof rats will give up going to their nesting area in the wall. It just is not worth it to the roof rats - see How It Works to Get Rid of Roof Rats page to learn more.
Roof rats are good mothers. If the young roof rats are in what the roof rat mother deems an "unsafe" area she will move the baby roof rats to another place that she sees as safe. We recommend that a person using pest control strobe lights simply turn off the strobes for a few hours at a time during the first few days to allow the adult roof rats to move their young roof rats. Then when all the roof rats are gone - turn on the strobes and leave them on (they are extremely energy efficient - only 4.8 watts for our roof rats control strobe). Problem solved! You get rid of the roof rats! No dead, rotting poisoned roof rats. No repeating and repeating the trapping roof rats nightmare.
Mothballs in the Attic to Get Rid of Roof Rats
The use of moth balls in an attic or other spaces to get rid of roof rats in the attic is illegal in all 50 states . If you use moth balls to get rid of roof rats / Rats in the attic or to get rid of any other vertebrate pest or even suggest their use to get rid of roof rats to someone you are committing, at least a misdemeanor, and even a felony in many states. If you are considering using Moth balls to get rid of roof rats in the attic then you need to read this before you do - Moth balls are toxic to both humans and their pets. Most moth balls are made of / from naphthalene which chemical companies get / derive from refining coal tar. The gas emitted from moth balls is heavier than air and this heaver than air gas will seep / get from your attic into the lower levels of your home - your living quarters. Many people will readily recommend moth balls to get rid of roof rats in the attic and to get rid of other attic pests. In states such as Arizona, California, Florida and New York this simple and uninformed recommendation is a felony. Moth balls get rid of oxygen in the air. Moth ball vapors literally push out the air. The purpose of moth balls in pest control is to suffocate moths in a contained environment. Moth balls mode of pest control action is similar, very similar, to running a car engine in a garage with the garage door closed. Several years ago a friend of mine had a gardener / yard man tell her to put moth balls in her attic to get rid the squirrels in her roof. This method worked for a while to get rid of the squirrels in her roof - but the amount of moth balls she had to put in the attic spaces to get rid of the squirrels in her roof made her house stink of mothballs. Now, my friend could not smell the strong odor of the moth balls after several days, but everyone who entered her house was soon over-whelmed by the intense mothball odor. I have asthma and when visiting her home it (the mothball odor) greatly bothered my asthma. Two years later the lowest places in her dwelling, such as bathroom cabinets, linen closets, etc. still smells of moth balls. Many people who make this huge mistake then spend years trying to get rid of the moth ball smell in their house. Good luck! To this day, freshly laundered towels that have been placed in her bathroom cabinets soon get the smell of the mothballs. Again, my friend could not even smell the moth balls but everyone who came to her house could smell the mothballs. It is the same thing with using mothballs to get rid of roof rats - the roof rats get used to the mothball smell - unless you use so many moth balls that the toxic vapors are so very heavy that the roof rats get out - which means these heavier than air toxic vapors are seeping down into your home's living areas and then these vapors get into your lungs and then the vapors get into your blood stream. Did you know that babies that have been wrapped in blankets which were stored with moth balls have been found to have high levels of naphthalene in their young blood streams? Moth balls to get rid of roof rats or to get rid of other animal pest, been there - smelled that, in most cases it is illegal and very toxic.
Mothballs to get rid of roof rats -
Symptoms of MothBall Exposure:
Nose, eyes, and lung irritation.
Difficulty breathing, asthma worsening, asthma attacks.
Headaches, nausea, dizziness.
Cancer – moth balls are possible carcinogens.
Effect on babies- skin rash, anemia, jaundice.
Rat Traps to Get Rid of Roof Rats
Mice tend to investigate new objects in their home range. Rats, especially Roof Rats, are suspicious of objects that suddenly appear in their midst. Roof Rats are Neo-Phobic (afraid of new things). Norway Rats and Roof Rats typically ignore Rat Poison and Rat Traps for 3-5 days or even weeks, especially if other food continues to be routinely available to the roof rats. Many Roof Rats will not consume a food source even when placed in its regularly traveled path unless it smells another rat's breathe on the food source. Roof Rats are much more cautious than Norway Rats. Norway Rats seem to be as dumb as dirt and thus are much easier to entice to a Rat Trap or Rat Trap bait station. Norway Rats like to stay at ground level. They are low level rats. Norway Rats mostly travel along the ground. Norway Rats follow regular paths next to walls. Norway rats and Roof Rats do this for several reasons. First, Norway Rats and Roof Rats have very poor eye site they rely on their whiskers to feel their way along a wall. Secondly, Norway Rats and Roof Rats are incontinent - no bladder control. Norway Rats' and Roof Rats' running movements cause them to urinate in small amounts everywhere they go. Infant Roof Rats will die if their mother roof rats do not lick the bellies. The licking motion on the belly is the only way baby Roof Rats get to rid themselves of pee. The urine constantly left by running roof rats leaves a scent trail that the roof rats follow. These scent trails can last for two years. On average, Roof Rats and Norway Rats live for about one year. So, the scent trail left by roof rats will get followed by other roof rats, and other roof rats etc. Roof Rats are accomplished climbers. Roof Rats prefer to get up to and live in trees or attics where it is safe. Roof Rats are incredibly cautious and intelligent and thus it is hard to get roof rats to eat a rat poison or get caught in a rat trap. Roof Rats are cannibalistic rats. Roof Rats will eat other dead Roof Rats. This cannibalistic behavior in roof rats is one reason why Roof Rats are able to get immune to rat poisons, because at times a dead roof rat will have died from eating a poison and the secondary poisoning that occurs to the cannibalistic roof rats will not be enough to kill the roof rats but instead helps them get a resistance to the poisons which will get passed down to the roof rats' offspring.
The Federal Trade Commission has product truth claims investigators that test products, for sale in the United States, to see if their product claims are true. The Federal Trade Commission uses expert academics from leading Universities to perform product claim test. FTC vertebrate pest control experts tested Ultrasonic pest control devices to see if they actually get rid of roof rats, mice, cockroaches etc.. Ultrasonic pest control devices failed every test and the pest control device inspectors asked to FTC to ban ultrasonic because they felt the public was being mislead by the manufacturers and retailers of electronic ultrasonic pest repellers.The Federal Pest Control Device Inspectors actually believed that the devices were so non-repelling to the roof rats that the roof rats could be trained to come to the ultrasonics sound emissions. The Federal Pest Control Inspectors believed that they could train roof rats to come to the devices by using them as a sort of dinner bell to get the roof rats to come to these ultrasonic repellents. They proposed a university experiment where food would be placed next to an ultrasonic pest control device only when the device was turned on and that the roof rats could be trained to actually come to the device that was supposed to get rid of the roof rats - Roof Rats being trained that the devices sound emissions was a sort of dinner bell.
In the folk legend of the pied piper the town was being over-run with black rats aka. roof rats. In order to get rid of the roof rats the pied piper played his flute and the roof rats followed the sound of the magical flute out of town as the pied piper played and walked.The FTC turned down the proposed experiment and did not ban Ultrasonic Electronic Pest Repellents. The FTC explained that as long as the pest control devices were not physically harmful to the public the FTC would be overstepping in banning ultrasonic pest control devices.
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