Pack Rats

Pack Rats

What are pack rats?

Pack rats, sometimes referred to as wood rats, aren’t just a single species of rat. It’s a term used to describe all of the rodents that fall in the genus Neotoma. Every pack rat type looks similar, bearing long tails, big black eyes, and ears that seem too large for their heads. All pack rats are significantly larger than mice and slightly larger than Norway Rats.

Are pack rats dangerous?

Pack rats, like all rodents, aren’t a vicious threat to humans. They’re not going to attack you in your sleep or charge at you if they see you. They’re definitely more afraid of you than you are of them, at least for most people! Pack rats do carry a number of diseases that can be spread to pets and people if they’re exposed to the toxins. Additionally, the living conditions of pack rats can cause mold, bacteria, and fungi to grow that may cause serious respiratory issues in humans and pet. Thirdly, most rodents provide a home to flea and tick populations. Fleas and ticks bring with them a whole new layer of danger. The last thing you need in your home is a combination platter of pests!

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RAM Pest Control is proud to serve Rifle, Colorado and other surrounding areas

  • Avon
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  • Silt
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  • Vail

How do I get rid of pack rats?

Trapping is the most effective way to remove pack rats on your own. The professionals from RAM Pest Control can come and identify the most likely areas of residence and give you effective residential pest control or commercial pest control solutions. Ask about our wildlife control and exclusion services, as well!

How can I prevent pack rats in the future?

Pack rats are unlike most of the pests and wildlife you may deal with in the state of Colorado. Prevention can be tricky because they’re so opportunistic and intelligent. Here are a few steps you can take to deter them:

  • Keep traps fresh and check them regularly.
  • Don’t provide easy access to leftover food.
  • Use metal garbage cans for outdoor use.
  • Seal off any foundation problems.

For professional pest control solutions for your Aspen and Vail area property, reach out to us at RAM to request your rodent control and prevention plan!

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