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Several species of pack rats live in the United States. Their name comes from their tendency to pick up loose items they find. These pests have also been known to crawl around in parked cars, chewing on wires.

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Pack rats are similar in appearance to standard rats, with long tails, large ears, and big black eyes. Their average size ranges from about 12 to 18 inches. They usually have gray fur on their backs and heads and lighter fur on their bellies and feet. Unlike traditional rats, pack rats often have hairy tails.

DIET

Depending on the region in which they live, pack rat diets vary. Bushytailed woodrats in the western part of the United States eat mainly vegetation. Those found in the south tend to eat fruits and seeds. If it’s nearby, pack rats may also seek out human food easily accessible in garbage cans or left in gardens.

HABITAT

These rodents adapt quickly to their environment, which allows them to survive in both dry, desert locations, and cool, mountainous areas. Pack rats construct dens, called middens, out of twigs and other materials they collect. Typically, these dens are located in caves or crevices, but the pests will also nest in attics, basements, or crawl spaces.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Pack rats will often seek out warm, dry places like homes or barns, which protect them from the elements and predators. They are often found in attics, basements, and inside the walls of houses.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Pack rats damage property with their constant gnawing. As they chew through wood and electrical wires, they can cause structural damage to buildings they occupy and even start fires. They also cause damage in yards with their burrowing and harm plant health by feeding in gardens. Pack rats also spread diseases.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Rodent proofing homes is the best way to ensure that pack rats do not gain access. This may include eliminating clutter in attics and basements and cutting back tree limbs that hang over rooftops. Another way to prevent pack rat infestation is to keep garbage in cans with fitted lids.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Like standard rats, pack rats reproduce quickly, making it difficult to prevent infestations once they’ve settled in homes or yards. The best option for rodent removal is to hire trained professionals who know effective methods to contain and eliminate the pests. Trutech specializes in pest removal and is ready to assist with any rodent problem.


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