You may be asking yourself, “If rats can climb walls, can they climb trees as well?” Of course! Rats are all-around great climbers. Their skills aren’t limited to walls and fences. Any trees that hang over your house or that touch the sides of it can also offer secret entry into your home.
Rats are resourceful and won’t hesitate to find a way into your home and out of the elements. Rats can jump, hang, climb, and squeeze their way in from many different imperfections on the exterior of your home. Once they’re in, it’s very difficult to get rats out on your own. The only way to stop rats from entering your home is by rat-proofing your home!
Can rats climb walls? Yes, they can climb just about anything!
Rats are amazing climbers and this helps them evade predators and get into hard-to-reach places. They’re great at climbing between walls and will use this hidden network to move around your home.
Rats can easily get anywhere in your home just by climbing between the walls and floors. If you store food in your basement, rats can climb up and down the shelving units to get to where the food is. They’re also flexible enough to squeeze into small cracks and their whiskers help them sense where they can and can’t go.
As you can imagine, this is less than ideal. Thankfully, there are a few surfaces that rats aren’t keen on climbing.
Very smooth surfaces, like the interior walls made of vinyl and glass surfaces, tend to be too smooth for rats to climb while bricks and pebble work offer good footholds for these rodents.
That’s why, if you live in an area where rats are a known pest or even where rats have been sighted, you need to rat-proof your home.
If you have rats in your home, attic or basement and want the rats removed, give us a call or schedule now!