Palm Rat Control

Palm Rats, also known as Roof Rats and Black Rats, are the leading rodent pest in Florida and in other tropical climates. They are climbers and prefer to nest off the ground in trees. They prefer fruit as their main food source, and for this reason their name comes from Palm Trees.

The Palm Rat’s body spans from three to eight inches long and they have the ability to jump a distance of up to eight feet. Their lifespan is two to three years and their litters can range from five to eight juveniles, up to six times a year. Roof rats generally prefer vegetables, fruits and grain, consuming ½ to 1 ounce per day and they also consume an ounce per day of water.

Their ease of accessing indoor areas leads to a frequent need for palm rat pest control measures, especially in the southern part of the United States. Since roof rats spend most of their time in trees feeding, it gives them easy access to leap onto your roof. Palm Rats also have no problem chewing on the sealant along the roof tiles and doing this they can gain access into your home.

At our Naples pest control location, we know from experience that sometimes rat traps are not always the best option. The only way to ensure that you are thorough with your pest control is to not only trap them out of your house, but also keep them from coming back by using Catseye’s Cat-Guard Exclusion System. By excluding the rats, they will stay out of your home and move on to another roof.