In the state of Georgia, exterminators and wildlife professionals deal mainly with two kinds of rats: the Roof Rat and the Norway Rat. You may wonder what kind of diet each of these two rat species have; some argue that Roof Rats do not eat meat, and others will assure you that Norway Rats only eat greasy meats. After catching thousands of these animals, Forsyth Wildlife has experienced that both rat species eat meat, fruits, or vegetables, depending on what is available. Both species can be found in crawl spaces, living environments, and attics. It has been our experience that these unpredictable animals are impossible to classify based on diet. They are survivors and their unpredictable nature makes professional help a must.
When hearing noises at night it is very likely that your attic or structure is infested by rats. These creatures multiply very quickly and eat almost anything. From wood to insulation, rats can use a wide variety of materials to create nesting sites and favorable environments. Rats need to be excluded from human-inhabited buildings since they can be dangerous in many ways. Rat management is crucial if wires, cables, hoses, and pipes are existent in a building. Rats are known to chew on wires causing fires, chew on hoses causing floods, and chew on cables damaging entire networks. At the same time, rat excrement could be very detrimental to the health of humans and pets. Rats urinate and defecate at all times leaving their excrement on top of food and food preparation areas. Rat management is a must in all residential and commercial structures due to their rapid reproduction and potential to cause damage. If you or someone you know suspects a rat infestation, please contact Forsyth Wildlife immediately in order to reduce damage and contamination.