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RATS
 
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The Black Rat ("AKA- Roof Rat")- is a common problem found throughout the Hampton Roads area. Roof rats received their name due to the fact that they are commonly found dwelling inside of attics. They use tree branches and power lines to gain access to the roof, then from there can chew a hole in the roof line, or enter thru an attic vent. The roof builder's gap can also become an issue, described as the area of a roof where the fascia board (the section of wood that the gutter is attached to) meets with the roof shingles. Most homes have a builder's gap for roof ventilation, which should only have a 1/2-1 inch opening, but if the gap is 2 inches or larger, rats can simply just lift the shingles and slip inside of the attic.
The Norway Rat ("AKA- Warf Rat/ or Sewer Rat")-  is a larger species of rat that is found burrowing and dwelling under house crawlspace areas. They are a common rodent found in larger cities, like New York, but can also be found in the Hampton Roads area as well. Not as common as the roof rat, the Norway rat is often found living close to water ways and are also sold in many pet stores as pets or feeder animals for large snakes/ reptiles.
 
ACME services include a "complete" inspection of your Roof  and Crawlspace areas to provide proper Prevention- Exclusion-"Rodent Proofing" of your home covered with a minimum
 One Year Guarantee!
 
Examples of common entry points rats use to gain access to the attic or crawlspace areas in your home...
  
Rats entering through a foundation vent   A foundation vent without any screening- rat access point
roof builder's gaphole in roof soffit area