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Rat Inspection

Inspection For Rat Activity

The use of Rodotrak (fluorescent cotton balls) and a UV Rodent Tracker Light is recommended in situations where there is a chronic rodent problem, and a helpful tool for locating nest sites. Inspection will help determine the rat locations and size of infestation. Inspect signs such as fecal material, gnawned marks, grease marks, runways, urine stains and tracks.

Inspection Check List

  • Droppings -new (shiny and soft in texture) or old (hard in texture), varying feces sizes (both juveniles and adults present). A lot of droppings indicates a large infestation.
  • Harborage Areas
  • Gnaw Marks : Mice-1-2 mm in width, holes are small, clear cut. Rats4 mm in width, holes are big with rough edges
  • Rub Marks: Rodents rub dirt and oil as they travel along walls
  • Rodent Pathways-Sill ledges, fence rails, foundations, electrical wires, pipes, tree branches and conduits
  • Rodent Burrows-Norway rats nest in burrows. Burrows are normally  4-5 ft  deep in areas of protective vegetation.


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Norway Rat or Roof Rat ?

The two most common types of rats you will find on your property are Norway Rats (sewer rats) and Roof Rats. Most of the time the Norway Rat will prefer to live on the lower levels inside burrows or inside crawl spaces. Damage to food or garbage inside or outside of the burrows indicates the presence of these rodents.

The roof rat is smaller than the Norway Rat. When there are rats in the attic, it will usually be the roof rat. Noises in the attic or the wall are usually roof rats.

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  1. Rodo Fiber

    Starting at: $21.50

    The RodoFibers by RodoTrak are treated materials with a non-toxic fluorescent powder that can be used in any tamper resistant station to enhance your own rodent elimination program. RodoFiber is highly effective for monitoring rodent activity in every setting
    As the rodent enters the station, the non-toxic fluorescent powder coats the rodent's fur when it enters.This product is particulary helpful for tracking mice.
    Contains: Approximately 50 balls per bag (Stations not included) Learn More
  2. Amber Safety Glasses

    We recommend these glasses when using the UV Rodent/Scorpion Tracker Light. The amber tint will enhance your ability to see the telltale glow of rodent urine as well as rodent droppings when you bait with Contrac Blox with Lumitrack. They are lightweight, impact resistant,and the lenses are coated for scratch resistance.

    Use these glasses with UV Tracker Light to light up scorpions at night.

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  3. J.T.Eaton Bait Station Locator Signs

    Starting at: $8.50

    Use this locator sign on the side of structures to indicate bait station locations.

    Packaging : single sheets (2 signs per sheet) or package of 50 sheets (100 sheets) Learn More

  4. UV Rodent Tracker Light

    Industrial Grade Professional UV LED light.

    This UV light is able to detect the presence of urine, making rodent inspection easier and more efficient. It also is able to "light up" scorpions. The urine and the scorpions become fluorescent.

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