Dead Rat in Ceiling, Rat Removal

Dead Rat in Ceilings of homes is a very common call most rodent removal companies will receive in the winter time. Rats and mice will get into walls and attics to make their home on long cold winter months, rats and mice are very thinly furred and they will often seek shelter during these cold snaps. What better place to find shelter than in your attic area of your home, Mice and rats are the most common rodent problems that people have in the winter months of the year. One very common call we receive is to find and remove dead rats and mice from ceilings of homes and buildings. This is sometimes a very difficult thing to do, Mice and rats are rather small and it takes lots of patience and skill to often find a dead one that has made its way into your walls or ceilings of your home. we have a article on the removal of dead rats from walls of homes, this article will concentrate on the removal of dead rats from ceilings of homes

How did a dead rat get into my ceiling?

Rats can get into almost any part of an attic or wall space of a home that has not been properly excluded. A rodent exclusion is a method of sealing all parts of a home or building to prevent any possible entry to the area by a rat of mouse, this process can also be performed to keep out squirrels, bats and other types of wildlife that is typically found near homes or buildings. After the rat or mouse has made access to your home or building, they may come in contact with poison that is set out by a pest control agent or possibly the homeowner. Today’s poisons are very toxic and it sometimes only takes a day for a rat to die and start the decomposition process. Once the decomposition process starts to take place and the rats body starts to break down the smell will become very bad, some people think that once enough time has elapsed, the smell will just go away, this is not true, if a rat or mouse decomposes in the ceiling and is laying in insulation, the insulation will have a very bad odor until it is removed and replaced with new insulation. Same goes for sheet rock, all items that a decomposing rat comes into contact with must be removed, the entire area deodorized and material should be replaces. This is the only way you will ever completely eliminate the odor of a dead rat in the ceiling of a home. We have several more very detaled rat removal pages located here.

What are some ways the rat could have died in my ceiling?

Some of the possible ways the rat could have died in the ceiling of a home as mentioned earlier is rat poison, this is the most common ways that we see rats have died in ceilings of homes, another possible way rats could die in your ceiling is by being electrocuted. Rats are rodents, meaning that their front teeth always grow, which gives them the urge to chew. Every now and then a rat will chew on a electrical wire, the rat will chew into the hot side of the wire and will immediately be electrocuted. These rats will be very easy to find as they are usually still near the light box which they were chewing on. A lot of times people will notice that their phone lines or cable outlets will stop working, this is a sure sign that you have a rat or mouse chewing on your wiring of your home.
We have compiled a list of professional rat removal companies, the list is by city and state, all of these companies will be able to help you find your dead rat removal problem. The rat control professionals are located across the county, All the companies listed on this site do rat exclusion and dead rat removal.
The types of rats they remove is roof rats, house mice, norway rats and kangaroo rats.