Roof Rat Control

The Redi National Difference

  • Same-Day and Weekend Service
  • Free Comprehensive Inspection
  • 100% Pest Free Guarantee
  • Professional and Experienced Technicians
  • Competitive Pricing

Get A Free Inspection

Roof rats are one of the two rats primarily found in the Pacific Northwest. They are especially abundant near coastal areas like Seattle, WA and the surrounding areas. The roof rat is a good climber and is more likely to build its nest in walls, attics, vines or trees.

Roof rats are 13-18 1/2 inches total length, with a tail longer than the head and body combined. An adult roof rat weighs about 3/4 to 2/3 pound. It is mostly black with some gray below, although there are variations. The tail is also semi-naked, but of one color.

There are six major problems caused by rats and mice:

  • They eat food and contaminate it with urine and excrement.
  • They gnaw into materials such as paper, books, wood or upholstery which they use as nest material. They also gnaw plastic, cinder blocks, soft metals such as lead and aluminum, and wiring which may cause a fire hazard.
  • Rats occasionally bite people and may kill small animals.
  • They, or the parasites they carry (such as fleas, mites and worms), spread many diseases.
  • Rats can damage ornamental plants by burrowing among the roots, or feeding on new growth or twigs. They also eat some garden vegetables, such as corn and squash.
  • Rats and mice are socially unacceptable. These rodents have been a problem for centuries, chiefly because they have an incredible ability to survive and are so difficult to eliminate. In addition, they are extremely compatible with human behavior and needs.

Rodent Control Tips

  • Store garbage in rodent-proof containers. Make sure your garbage cans have tight fitting lids so dogs or wildlife can’t tip them.
  • Clean up spilled or unused pet food. Store pet food in rodent-proof containers. Failure to do this may lead to serious insect infestations on the feed that rodents often carry into the walls. Also, clean up pet excrement, as rats will eat it if they have to.
  • Do not scatter food for wildlife such as birds or squirrels. Use rodent-proof bird feeders. If rats are a serious problem, eliminate all bird feeders.
  • Compost piles should be properly managed to ensure rapid decomposition of potential rat foods.
  • Clean up fallen fruits or nuts from trees. Prune seed pods from lilac and other shrubs.
  • Store garden/lawn seed, bone meal, etc. in rodent-proof containers.

The Redi Solution

If you feel you have a roof rat problem in your home or business, please do not hesitate to call us. Redi National will eliminate all rats from your property and we guarantee it. With the implementation of our unique rodent elimination program, you can rest assured that no rats will ever bother you again. Our goal is to exterminate the rats in your home, plus keep the ones on the outside from moving in.

Our Seasonal Pest Treatment Schedule


Every spring a variety of pest types start breeding. Our exterminators will make sure you don’t have an infestation in the works. 

Top Pest Threats:

Ants, spiders and cockroaches


The heat means pest activity is high. Our exterminators will protect your home to make sure the pest stay out. 

Top Pest Threats:

Ants, stinging pests and house crickets


With the drop in temperature pest seek warmth. Our pest technicians will make sure your home is protected from pest infestations.

Top Pest Threats:

Spiders, mice and rats


Pest need warmth and moisture to survive the cold winter months. We will make sure your home stays protected during the winter. 

Top Pest Threats:

Mice, spiders and Earwigs

Scroll to Top