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Dallas home and business owners know all too well the need for rat control in Dallas—did you know Dallas recently ranked #12 on a list of America’s most rat-infested cities?

Rats are dependent on human byproducts, which is why they’re often found in urban areas, scampering through trash and alleyways, looking for food and a nesting area. However, rats are also notorious for getting into Dallas homes. Learn more about the dangers of rats and why rat control is pivotal to maintaining a healthy and safe Dallas home.

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Did you know rats are able to directly transmit nearly a dozen diseases to humans and pets? They’re also carriers of several dozen additional bacteria, diseases, and pests that can harm both pets and humans. Rats are known for eating insects, berries, nuts, pet food and almost anything else they can find. So yes, whether you live in the heart of Dallas, a Dallas neighborhood, or perhaps you have a ranch or farm in the countryside, there’s a good chance you will see a rat in your home or yard at some point. We’d suggest you contact a professional rat control company like Trutech to get started with your rat control plan.

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Many DIY trapping methods alone are not enough to solve a serious rat control issue. Instead, reach Trutech of Dallas for effective rat control. The professionals at Trutech of Dallas will remove your rat visitors for good.

Hiring a team of professionals from Trutech will take care of your problem in an environmentally sensitive way. Our specialists have the tools and knowledge necessary to prevent the spread of diseases from rats that enter your house or yard.

Types of Rats

Roof Rats

Roof rats are small rodents with dark fur and light colored stomachs. Roof rats are named after their penchant for finding shelter in the roofs of buildings and other structures. As soon as they get inside, roof rats can be hazardous to your home’s structure through their major chewing habits, and can also transmit diseases.

Regardless of whether you live in a populous city, the middle of the country, or a neighborhood, roof rats aren’t uncommon in the Dallas area.

DIY roof rat traps aren’t necessarily the most effective course of actions—instead, consult the professionals at Trutech of Dallas for long-lasting and thorough roof rat removal from your home. The team at Trutech of Dallas will resolve your Dallas rat problems with an environmentally-friendly approach. We complete our rat removal process with the utmost care and safety, as if it was our own home.

Where Are Rats Found?

The main area of your Dallas home or business that rats frequent is the roof or attic. Some clues that you might have a rat infestation include:

  • Scampering or pitter patter in your walls or ceiling. Rodents are small enough to travel around your home through your walls, and enjoy the solace and warmth that your attic offers.

Trust Trutech of Dallas to take care of all of your rat control needs in the most thorough, humane, and environmentally cautious manner. Don’t wait until rats have invaded your Dallas home, garage, and yard to call in a professional team—contact Trutech of Dallas and implement our environmentally sound rat solutions and keep your home clean and safe for all of its invited inhabitants.

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Most rats are slender and weigh between 1/2 to 1 lb, have gray/brown fur, and have scaly, hairless tails. Rats have been known to reach nearly a foot in length. Like most rodents, rats have protruding teeth, whiskers, and small eyes. Particularly common in Dallas, roof rats are nearly 3-4x larger than the average house mouse.


Rats are opportunistic foragers who will eat whatever they can find. Dallas is home to great food sources for rats—. The rodents commonly dig through trash bins and landfills in residential areas for easy meals. Both Norway and roof rats also pilfer animal food meant for livestock or cats and dogs. Other favorite meals include snakes, frogs, & even other rodents like mice.


Almost any habitat is suitable for rats, as they adapt with ease to the available resources of a given area. Antarctica is the only continent without rat populations. Desirable habitats provide water and food sources in steady, surplus supplies. As such, rats maintain a cosmopolitan distribution and are regularly found wherever people live.




The rodents frequently seek refuge inside warm homes, which provide shelter from potential predators and access to human foods. Both attics and garages are ideal nesting locations inside, while sheds and barns on private properties also provide adequate shelter for the pests.



Rats destroy property with their constant gnawing, as they chew through wooden structures and wires. This behavior can lead to electrical shorts and even devastating building fires. Often ridden with disease, rats spread pathogens through their feces and urine, as well as through bites and scratches. They also burrow, which frequently results in damaged structures and landscapes. Gardeners report significant losses at the hands of the rodents, as rats eat vegetables, nuts, and fruits. Rat feces (see rat feces vs. mouse feces) are filled with hazardous parasites.



Maintaining high standards of sanitation helps reduce the possibility of rat infestation. Trash should be disposed of in sealed bins, floors and counters should be cleared of crumbs, and foods should be stored in rodent-proof containers. Finally, attics and yards should be regularly checked for rat activity. Points of entry larger than one-fourth of an inch in diameter must be sealed with wire, caulk, or other suitable materials.



As they reproduce quickly and cause so much damage, rats create infestations that should be dealt with immediately. Contacting pest control specialists is highly advisable. Historically, professional removal is the only way to ensure complete rat eradication. Trutech is always ready to assist with rat trapping and removal needs.

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