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Cotton Rat Control, Trapping & Removal Services
We can rid you of Cotton Rat problems safely and efficiently
Cotton rats are found in many parts of the United States, especially in the Southeast. These small rodents have large eyes and thick, greyish fur. These creatures will invade your property if you leave open bowls of pet food on your porch or yard. These animals are always looking for food, so they may be tempted to enter into your home through any open spaces in your structure or foundation.
Cotton rats are not necessarily dangerous to humans. However, their droppings and carcasses have been known to carry certain diseases that can be harmful to humans if not handled properly. To avoid potentially harmful diseases or infections, you need to call a Trutech specialist to conduct a cotton rat removal properly.
Our licensed specialists have the tools and knowledge that it takes to solve your cotton rat problem quickly. And, our humane cotton rat removal and cotton rat control techniques ensure that no animals are harmed as they are removed from your property. Don’t wait until cotton rats invade your property and yard before you try to solve your problem.
When you call Trutech about your issue with cotton rats, you can rest assured that your problems are in the best hands. Give us a call today to learn about our environmentally sensitive cotton rat removal methods and knowledgeable specialists.
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The entire length of a cotton rat is 10 inches on average, with the tail comprising about four inches of that. Their tails are almost completely hairless and appear scaly. Other traits include their stiff, rough fur coats that are usually black, gray, or brown.
Unless threatened with limited access to vegetation, cotton rats primarily eat plants, seeds, roots, and stems. Fruits, nuts, and sugarcane are also part of their diet. When the pests are unable to find their preferred meals, they resort to scavenging for eggs and young quail, among other small birds and carcasses.
Ideal cotton rat habitats range from grasslands and meadows to marshlands, so long as they are densely covered. Cotton rats also nest in embankments, cultivated fields, under logs, and along roadsides. Nests are built from dry grass and other plant materials. The rodents construct paths to and from their nests and other locations.