It is very common for rats to live in the ceiling therefore you are likely to hear them running from area to another in the ceiling, scurrying, scampering or scratching sounds. Rats can fit very small spaces which make it quite easier for them to get into the ceiling. In addition, rats have hard teeth which make it easier for them to chew their way through the ceiling.
How to know if a rat has chewed through the ceiling
Rats are always active during the night; therefore you will hear a lot of scratching, running up and down and movements from one location to another in the ceiling.
Small chewed holes
Rats will find their way into the ceiling by chewing multiple holes; once you identify these holes, you have to come up with measures that will help get rid of the rats.
This is also another obvious sign that rats have chewed through the ceiling.
A Rat’s teeth continually grow throughout their life so they constantly gnaw the keep them short. In fact, both rats and mice need to gnaw on hard items in order to control the continuous growth of their teeth. This behavior causes them to leave chewed holes in wood, drywall and plastic. Rats can easily gnaw through pipes, wiring, and plastic containers, so your drywall and plaster ceiling is no challenge to them. If you discover chew marks in your ceiling, act quickly to eradicate these pests! Rats cause massive damage, carry fleas, ticks, and other parasites, and can spread disease to you and your pets through urine, feces, and aerial discharge. If you suspect you have a colony of rats living in your ceiling, take action quickly to eradicate them. You can find DIY help on line or at a local farm supply, or call one of the many professionals in your area.
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