Named for their propensity to consume fruit, fruit rats are also commonly known as roof rats. Inside, they build their nests in the rafters and ceilings. Fruit rats are extremely adept climbers. Fruit rats are black or dark brown in color and have slender bodies.
Fruit rats can be household pests, as well as destructive presences on farms. Produce contaminated with fruit rat feeding and urine is unable to be sold. Fruit rats are carriers of numerous diseases, which may be transmitted through bites or indirect contact with contaminated surfaces.
Fruit rats live in close concert with human beings and are extremely prolific breeders. It is advised that anyone experiencing a fruit rat infestation contact their local pest management professional for an inspection and to discuss Orkin’s custom pest control solutions.