Exterminate Roof Rats in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange & Ventura Counties

One of the two main types of rats found in the United States of America, roof rats are smaller than their brethren, the Norway rat. Also referred to as black rats or ship rats, these rodents get their name from their preference to build shelter high up on buildings. While you are more likely to see them running across a telephone wire, when a root rat does get inside your property, it can cause a ton of damage, gnawing on materials, contaminating food, and potentially even spreading dangerous diseases.

Luckily, our pest control pros at Rodents Stop are experts at getting rid of roof rats in Los Angeles. We offer a patented spraying technique that neutralizes odors and removes pheromones, so once your roof rat infestation is gone, it does not return. Our methods are completely safe for pets, children, and everyone else in your household, and we also provide a home entrapment kit to safely and efficiently catch roof rats and other rodents. As a licensed, bonded, and insured company that has serviced over 50,000 satisfied customers, you can always trust us to get the job done right. Plus, we are open seven days a week, meaning there is never a bad time to call us for roof rat control in Los Angeles.

When to Call for Los Angeles Roof Rat Control

Roof rats have long and thin bodies, typically measuring up to 16 inches, including their tales, which usually measure 6-8 inches on their own. Their fur is soft, smooth, and typically brown with spots of black, and their undersides are usually gray, white, or black. They generally weigh between five and nine ounces, though larger roof rats can weigh up to 12 ounces.

Roof rats are crafty animals that can compress their bodies into holes roughly the size of a quarter. For this reason, it is important to seal up cracks and openings throughout your property with caulk, and install screens on vents and windows. You should also keep trees and shrubs trimmed, ensuring there are no branches overhanging your property that would allow one of these rodents to make their way onto your roof. Like all rats, roof rats are drawn to anywhere they can find an available food source, so it is a good idea to clean up any fruits that have fallen from trees in your yard, regularly harvest vegetables that you have planted in your garden, and keep a tight lid on your trash and recycling containers. You should also make sure all pet food containers are tightly sealed, and eliminate sources of water like sprinkler heads, water dishes, and birdbaths as much as possible. And in general, keep your home free of excess moisture and food waste, as these are the factors that will make a roof rat think it is a good idea to hide out in your home.

Common signs you are dealing with a roof rat infestation in Los Angeles are:

  1. Small, pointed droppings around your house
  2. Nests in your attic
  3. Scurrying noises coming from your attic
  4. Grease/rub marks around your property
  5. Gnaw marks on furniture, wood, or wires
  6. Damaged food/goods
  7. Visible rats (dead or alive)

Get Rid of Roof Rats Today!

At Rodents Stop, our family-owned and operated company cares about providing affordable roof rat extermination in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. That’s why we offer upfront, honest rates, as well as free estimates to get you started on the service process. We only use natural solutions, and unlike some pest control companies, we will never try to sell you on an unnecessary maintenance plan. Plus all our work is guaranteed, so you never have to worry about your roof rat problem returning in the future.


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    I had a recurrent problem of rats winding up in my attic and had tried a couple of other pest control services over a few years, with the problem always recurring after a short while. I decided to give Rodents Stop a try after reading some of the reviews here on Yelp. They came out and explained how the (essentially temporary) measures I'd taken before would never really keep the rats away for good, due to the scents/pheromones that were remaining in my attic (leading them to keep trying to find ways in).

    Paul K.Los Angeles, CA
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    For months I denied the overwhelming reality-I had a major rat infestation! And all my efforts to quell the populating rodents were in vain. After the rats had chewed into my couch trying to get the food left behind by my kids, that's when I knew the problem was bigger than I could handle by myself. All the rat traps, from mechanical to electronic were no match for nature biggest little beasts. It was like trying to get Miley Cyrus to just go away, it's just not gonna happen.

    Kian A. Encino, CA
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    If you have a rodent problem, these are the guys to call! The lifetime guarantee is amazing; what better way to eradicate rodents and make sure they stay gone forever. They check the entire perimeter of your home--top to bottom--to ensure it is completely closed off to any future unwanted guests. They will make as many house calls as needed to address customer concerns. Seriously, give these guys a call. You won't regret it!

    Jay J.Northridge, CA
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    These guys really know what their doing. I had an ongoing problem for about 6 months, I could not sleep at night, my dog was driving me crazy. They came out and did their famous rodent treatment. No noises for about a month. Thank you guys.

    Daviozzz A. Los Angeles, CA
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    Zeev, Heather, Ivan and the rest of the team are fantastic! We knew there was some rodent activity in our attic, but didn't do anything about it until the nasty critters got into our home and actually chewed a hole in the hard plastic elbow of our dishwasher drain line! We called Rodent Stop, and Zeev came out for an inspection and gave us a quote the very next day. We were relieved to have a plan of attack, and Ivan and his team took over the next morning. They started early, and by mid-afternoon had cleared away all evidence of the rodent activity (including all the scent trails). In addition to getting rid of the existing evidence, the team had patched up all of the access points, and left some traps in all the areas that had shown prior signs of activity to avoid future activity. It has been a week, and we are ecstatic with the results. While we heard some scratching activity the first few days (which was likely coming from outside where Ivan's team had patched some access points), the scratching has now ceased. Zeev came back yesterday, and confirmed that all of the "inside" traps -- i.e., those in enclosed spaces (i.e., our living quarters, the attic and crawlspace) -- remain armed and undisturbed, which indicates to us that the patching did the trick. The only trap that went off is in an outdoor shed that needs overall repair, and can't be made rodent proof at this time. That trap did catch one mouse, which was removed and the trap replaced. Assuming there is no further activity between now and Friday, we'll move forward with the new insulation in the attic, and be done -- all in very short order. Thanks Rodent Stop!!!

    Molly H. Los Angeles, CA
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    Rodents Stop made a lot of promises when they first came out, I thought it was to good to be true but wow, what an amazing service. From the office staff to the employees actually doing work. My problem was on going for about 2 years, I know right, who would deal with something for that long, the truth is that I tried other companies and they really didn't do much. Not to mention they didn't solve my problem. All other companies know how to do is set traps, they don't clean up, they don't seal openings, and they don't spray for disease. Also no one offers a life time guarantee like rodents stop. I like that. I feel like I just moved into a new house. It's been 2 months now and I'm actually getting some sleep at night. No dead rats in traps, no flies, nothing to do with rats or mice what's so ever. Thanks Rodents stop.

    Sean M. Los Angeles, CA
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    I emailed them a couple of times desperate for service. It says they service the Los Angeles area (which should include Bellflower). I'm disabled and live alone with my small dog. I've been fighting mice for 2.5 years but am in desperate need for someone who really knows what they are doing and has a lifetime warranty because my dog and I have become infested with some kind of parasites that the mice brought in. I have several lesions and a huge infection on my back from the parasites. I left them my email and phone number with no response. I can't find another company with their experience, ratings, and guarantee and I'm really desperate for help and really disappointed they haven't contacted me. Again I emailed you last night, and got zero response today. I don't get it. As long as I give you the review you want, you ignore me? But as soon as you don't like my rating, you'll move heaven and earth to talk to me??

    Rachael S. Bellflower, CA
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    We're selling our house and we needed to get take care of the mess that rats had done to our attic. Zev came out the next day and gave a fair quote for the job. The Rodents Stop crew came out the day after and took care of cleaning and patching the whole house in a timely manner. They were all very professional and very thorough. Heather on the phone was extremely delightful to deal with also. I highly recommend them!

    Paul M. Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA