ROOF RAT INFESTATION
Knowledge is the key to effective roof rat control.
Learn what works and what does not to get rid of a roof rat infestation - and why.
According to academic vertebrate pest specialist (rat experts) for every 1 roof rat you see there are 199 you will never see. And for every 1 roof rat you catch in a rat trap there are 99 more which will not touch a rat trap.
I had a roof rat infestation for seven years in my Scottsdale Arizona home. The attic rats were running along the tops of the walls which they were accessing through my attic. I tried everything to get rid of the roof rat infestation in my walls and attic - nothing worked until:
I tried something most people have never heard of:
High Intensity Pest Control Strobe Lights:
A pest control strobe light in an attic space. The flash last only 1/30th of a second.
The High Intensity Pest Control Strobe pictured uses only 4.8 watts of electricity - about the same as the average night light. This strobe covers about 800 sq .ft. (20X40) of space/area. Works in attics, cellars / basements, storage rooms, food storage areas, garage, around garbage cans / containers, restaurants, etc.
How it works:
The ciliary muscle in the eye controls the expansion and contraction of the pupil. The usual adjustments made by this muscle are small. In response to the strobes in a dark (naturally dark or becomes dark at night) environment this muscle has to make dramatic adjustments (140-180 times per minute). An ophthalmologist I spoke to, at a world-renowned clinic in Scottsdale AZ, likened it to this: Imagine you lift a ten pound dumbbell weight one time. Then imagine that you lifted the same weight 1,500 times in a ten minute period. Your arm would be hurting for days. The ophthalmologist said the strobes would have the same effect on rodent (and other animal pests’) eyes. RESULT: THE PESTS LEAVE.
The High Intensity Pest Control Strobe in the Photo above is made by Rodent Strobe Inc.
Approximately 15,000 Residential Fires are caused each year by rodents, such as Rats living in the walls and attic, chewing on wiring. A lack of effective rat control could cost you your home - and even your life.
Do Not Let This:
Roof Rat Gnawing on High Voltage Wiring
Rodent Wire Damage In An Attic:
The product that solved this home's 10 year rodent infestation was Rodent Strobe's pest control strobes.
Rodent Strobe Also Worked for:
"We had a terrible experience with roof rats in our attic. We tried pest control companies, traps and poison and nothing worked. Finally, we heard about the Rodent Strobe pest control strobe lights. After installing them, the rats were gone within just a couple of days and have not been back - we kept the strobes on to keep the rats from coming back in. These strobes are the only thing that worked! I highly recommend them".
C.P. Phoenix, AZ
"Kevin, I just wanted to let you know that the rodent strobes we purchased for our fire station have worked perfectly. We have a station located in the middle of the Everglades and had a severe rodent infestation problem which resulted in $10,000 dollars in damages. We installed the rodent strobes and have had no infestation since. Thanks for a great product!" (This testimony was emailed to Rodent Strobe Inc. 10 months after the strobes were installed.)
Alan McLaughlin CHS-III
Ochopee Fire Control District
Everglades City, Florida
"My attic had a nest of the fury tailed rats living in it. They were chewing on the rafters, they were chewing on the wiring, they even tried to chew on the blades of the exhaust fans. I installed 3 Rodent Strobes and then after a few days I closed the entrance holes and I haven't heard them up there since". (This testimony was emailed to Rodent Strobe Inc. 7 months after the strobes were installed.)
D. S. Fort Collins, CO.
"No more traps! No more smells! No more Norway Rats! Dear Sir, Thanks to your innovative approach to rodent control I have been able to say good-bye to a problem we've had for years. A conventional-foundation home in a dense urban area I have learned is a natural gathering spot for our pesky friends. About the only good thing coming from this is the friendship I have developed with my Terminix man. Smelling "that Smell" and cleaning out the traps in my basement had become a nearly weekly ritual. No more! I knew there had to be a more effective solution. After visiting your website, I decided to give Rodent Strobe a try. Installation was a snap, and I have not had a problem in months. Now I only get to see my Terminix man for his regular quarterly visit, but we're both okay with that. I have told my friends and neighbors about your innovative approach to rodent and squirrel control. Best Regards -"
R.S. Memphis (Central Gardens), TN
"I ordered some of your strobes on 4/15/09. (this email's date 6/1/09) I must say, I am SO delighted! I could hear the monster squirrels in my attic, chewing chewing, playing, Lord knows what. Every morning I awoke to the sounds of their party. Tried trapping, and yes, even poison too, before I knew it was illegal to poison. Anyhow, they never ate it, and I never caught a thing in my traps smeared with peanut butter. I even hired a guy to take care of it.....and still, the evil squirrels remained in complete control of my attic space. After 4 months of fighting the infestation, I was literally in tears and did not know what to do. I'm widowed, and couldn't afford thousands of $$$ in repair bills and pest control companies. I spoke with you, and ordered 3 lights. The day after I installed, the sound stopped. The next day after the sound stopped, I awoke to sound and activity over my bed (that was their spot, right over where I sleep!) and I thought "OH NO, the lights are not working!" However, after I listened for a few seconds, I realized it was a "different" sound than their normal sound. It was a very ANGRY sound. The squirrel, or squirrels making it were simply furious, the excessive chattering was very intense and angry. I did not hear so much scrambling and playing, as angry, angry chattering. It lasted for two days. After two days, I never heard another sound--they apparently gave up and left. I was delighted they were so angry, because they'd been making me angry for months!!! Oh, hallelujah!!!!! I never even bothered to call the handyman back to check again for holes (which the monsters had literally CHEWED into my house near the chimney to gain access!!!), just left the light flashing in my attic. I just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU for such a wonderful, useful product!! It's really saved my bacon!"
T. B. in Flower Mound, Texas.
When Rodent Strobe asked T. B. in Flower Mound, Texas for permission to use this email on our testimonies page she responded on 8/27/09(4 months after the strobes were installed.):
"Kevin: By all means, yes, use the testimony. I am so delighted with this product, I tell everybody about it. It remains one of the best things I have ever bought. And the light still up there flashing away, not a squirrel, not a rat to be heard. One thing tho....when I got a lightning hit awhile back that fried my air conditioner unit, cable/internet, and phone lines, the HVAC guy and the insurance guy......and the cable guy.....and the phone guy....were all pretty freaked out when they went into my attic to assess the situation. Particularly the HVAC guy -- after I'd told him the lightning messed up my AC, and he opened the attic door to all this flashing when he went up there to check it. He jumped back and exclaimed 'WHAT IS THAT????" har de har har. Guess he thought it was the 220 volt cable that broke loose and dancing around, maybe. And I explained to him it was my squirrel chaser off-er, and he says skeptically "And that REALLY worked for you on the squirrels???", and I said 'YOU BETCHA, I wouldn't trade it for nuthin'!"
T.B. in Flower Mound, Texas.
This might be a good time to mention that Rodent Strobe's High Intensity Pest Control Strobes have built-in surge protection.
"I have had problems with squirrels getting in my attic for about ten years. The noise they made bothered me and I hated the holes they made in my house. I called a nationwide pest control service and they gave me the name of a man who would come out and trap the squirrels. The man charged me $250.00. I hired him two different times but did not notice a difference. Then I had the strobe lights installed. They work. They ran the squirrels out". (This testimony was emailed to Rodent Strobe Inc. 10 months after the strobes were installed.)
A.M. Memphis, TN
For seven years I had problems with roof rats in my Scottsdale, Arizona home. I tried everything to get rid of them. We had our home sealed twice and set traps numerous times, but we still kept having problems. We hired 3 or 4 pest control companies and they could not solve our problems. We had periods of no attic noise and no smell, but the rats would come back following previous generations’ urine scent trails (which can last for years). One day after a recent re-infestation we heard a rat in the attic above our living room. As I heard it near a ceiling light fixture the light started to flicker and made an electric buzzing sound. I realized the rodent was chewing on the wires in the attic and it dawned on me that “the smell” was not our biggest concern – A house fire was!
My efforts to solve this problem once and for all intensified. These efforts led me to strobe lights for pest control. After trying strobes from several different manufacturers, I found what I believe to be the best strobe lights manufactured to date-and solved my own pest problems.
After two years of research, patent searches and counsel, product development and testing, field research and lab experiments, consultations with pest control professionals including owners of pest control companies and leaders in the academic arena, I have developed a line of sturdy and long lasting pest control products which have been proven effective against a roof rat infestation. Rodent Strobe is “the long term solution™”.
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Each High Intensity Rat Control Strobe is incredibly energy efficient. They each use only 4.8 watts of electricity - less than the average night-light.
Each Strobe has a 10 Year Warranty (strobe's internal electronics) and one year on the bulb (inside light house like lens casing). The average bulb life is 4-5 years. Each Rat Control Strobe covers up to 800 sq. ft. (20X40) area.
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If you want to get rid of a Roof Rat Infestation - then the science validates using Rodent Strobe.
Roof Rat Infestation Control Strobes work in conjunction with a number of physiological factors:
First, there is its effect via the ciliary muscle as described above:
Rodents such as Roof Rats, Norway Rats, and Bats (bats are not blind as commonly believed - they just have extremely poor eyesight) have a very small ciliary bodies in comparison to humans and other rodents such as squirrels or rabbits. But, the scientific principles have been shown to be effective on even the under-developed ciliary bodies of these pest in field experiments. Roof Rats and Norway Rats have extremely poor eyesight. This is one reason they are nocturnal and rely mainly on their highly developed senses of touch (whiskers) and smell to move around. Their poor eyesight is one reason that they follow the scents trails left by themselves and other rodents and why they travel close to walls - so they can feel their way around.
Second, Circadian Rhythms (day/night internal clock), and Cognition (thought processes) :
Pilots who have stared at runway strobes for too log while waiting to take off have had their circadian rhythms (day/night internal clock) offset to the point that their sleep patterns have been effected up to about eight hours after they stared at a strobe.
Police cars and emergency vehicles have had to change their strobe patterns because the the models of strobes were believed to be the cause of a growing number of serious accidents. It was observed by police departments that too many police officers were being injured as a result of drunk drivers running into police vehicles that were pulled over on the side of the road in a routine traffic stops. It was discovered that drunk drivers would stare at the strobe lights (especially red and also white high intensity strobes) on the pulled over police vehicle and would continue to stare at the strobes as they approached the police car. While staring at the strobes several things happened. The drunk drivers would steer their cars toward the strobes and as they observed the strobes they became sleepy and fell asleep just before impacting the parked police cars. This phenomena is now referred to as the "moth effect".This discovery has played a part in the redevelopment of strobes and many advances in strobe technology.
In another study, performed by the Federal Aviation Administration, pilots and non-pilots were observed in the presence of strobes. Both groups reported sensations of dizziness, nausea and half the participants reported that they were having extreme difficulty staying awake, as the strobes seemed to be making them very sleepy. The FAA is very interested in strobes and pilots. In the early 1950's Cornell University discovered that strobes can cause pilots to crash. This discovery has led to FAA guidelines that a pilot turn off his/her wing strobes in a fog bank or cloud because it has been found that the strobe lights reflecting off the cloud/fog back into the cockpit can cause the pilot to become disoriented and crash. One effect that high intensity strobes have is Positive After Images. In the presence of high intensity strobes the brain makes an after image of the environment as a compensation for the suddenly dark environment - although this darkness is only for a fraction of a second. This after image conflicts with the new visual image of the environment the next time the strobe flashes. basically the strobe exposed brain has two images to deal with each time the strobe flashes - the last image (held in the brain as a positive after image) and the present flash image, which immediately becomes a positive after image when the environment becomes dramatically darker between flashes. Pilots are trained in special eye movement practices which help to counter this problem. In one study it was found that, in the presence of strobes, the experiment's subjects which were exposed to strobes during simple cognitive(thought) tasks took twice as long to perform the tasks as subjects which were not exposed to the strobes while performing the same cognitive tasks. In laboratory experiments strobes have been used to reset the circadian rhythms in rodents. If a vertebrate pest (rats, mice, bats, squirrels in the attic, raccoons, etc.) is exposed to a pest control strobe its circadian rhythms are disrupted and not only with it have sore eyes from the ciliary muscle effect, but it will also have difficulty re-establishing its normal sleep patterns because the strobe's effect on the pest's brain basically causes a temporary erasure of set biological patterns: In plain English it's like giving the pest a serious case of jet lag, slowing down their brains to half speed and making them dizzy and nauseous.
Third, Saccadic eye movements:
Saccadic eye movements are the tracking movements made by the eyes. If someone throws you a tennis ball the tracking movements that your eyes do as you observe the ball coming towards you are saccadic eye movements. Also, as you move through a space, such as walking through a room, the tracking movements that your eyes do as they monitor your movement and the environment you are moving through (recognition of the placement of objects in relation to your movement -furniture etc.) are saccadic eye movements. It has been found that the brain literally "unplugs" cognition during these small movements. In most cases the suppression of cognition during saccadic eye movements is a brief as the eye movements themselves - fractions of a second. But in the presence of Pest Control Strobes the saccadic eye movements are so numerous as a pest tries to move through the environment that it literally causes the suspension of reasoning processes. If the exposure is prolonged and/or repeated as the rodent tries numerous time to return to its nesting area a sensitization occurs in the rat's, Squirrel's, Raccoon's, Bat's and other pests' brains. Put in simple terms the pest's brain actually becomes allergic to the strobes and this allergic reaction has been measured in rodents' brains up to a month after the initial exposure immediately upon re-exposure to the strobes. In addition to this rodents exposed to strobes have been shown to have a lower brain oxygen level during strobe exposure and in depression/heart study strobes (alone and in conjunction with other stimuli) were used and found to cause symptoms of depression and irregular heartbeats in prolong strobe exposed rats.
Fourth, Saccadic eye movements and REM sleep:
Saccadic eye movements and REM sleep are extremely similar. REM stands for "rapid eye movement". REM sleep is the deep dream phase of sleep. It is called REM because of the eyes' rapid movements while the eyes are closed. Your eyes are actually moving as you observe things in your dreams. REM is a form of saccadic eye movements. I hypothesis that certain flash patterns coupled with saccadic eye movements accounts for the sleepiness of drunk drivers and the pilot sleepiness upon strobe exposure. It is my conjecture that the brain "switches" into sleep mode when exposure to certain strobe flash patterns coupled with the saccadic eye movements associated with such things as looking at numerous instrument gauges on a cockpit dash board. In other words, prolonged exposure to certain strobe patterns, under limited ambient levels combined with saccadic eye movements, may cause the brain to think it is asleep - thus accounting for the confusion, sleepiness, dizziness and nausea. The dizziness and nausea, I believe are a result of the fact that a body is not actually in motion during REM sleep, and since the brain apparently supposes itself to be asleep any actual physical movement detected by the fluids in the inner ear causes the nausea and dizziness as a body defense mechanism. In effect your body is saying: "stop moving - your asleep".
Fifth, The accumulative effect:
It has been found that even if a rodent lives in a wall area, and it passes through an attic area covered by the strobe light, that after a couple of days the rodent or other vertebrate pest gives up its abode even if it is not being directly hit by the light. Just having to pass by it on their way home is enough to drive them out.
Strobe Lights have been used in pest control since 1964 when a company marketed a one million candlepower strobe for avian (bird) pest control. It was an AC powered strobe with wires hanging out of it with instructions to mount the strobe to a 1/2 inch conduit pipe and/or a junction box for connection to a power source whether hard wired or to a plug. It had an extremely limited bulb life (about 3 months) and therefore the instructions recommended that it be attached to a timing device to conserve bulb life. This avian pest control strobe is still available and costs around $200.00.
The next use of Pest Control Strobe Lights was in 1982. These strobes were waterproof being as they were hung underwater to keep eels out of an inlet. This application was deemed a success. Since then Pest Control Strobe Lights have been used in dams and estuaries to keep the fish (stocked trout) from swimming to close to the dams and thus being sucked into the power production turbines. Strobes have also been used for orchard fruit bat control in Australia. Pest Control Strobe Lights have been use to deter livestock predation by wolves in the American West. Pest Control Strobes have been used for deterring deer, bears, coyotes, etc. In most of these applications the strobes were effective. In some applications they were not effective because what was used was not actually high intensity strobes but instead low intensity rotating flashing beacons incorrectly termed as "strobes". I most academic and field application of high intensity strobes satisfaction has been achieved and sustained (sometime initial test were unsuccessful but upon re-examining the number and position/placement of the strobes success has been achieved).
After testing a number of strobes and shopping numerous factories I believe that Rodent Strobe strobes are the highest quality available!
Did you know that 25% of house fires of "unknown cause" are attributed to Roof Rats, Norway Rats and Mice chewing on wires?
The term “rodent” comes from the Latin verb rodere (to gnaw). Rodents, such as Squirrels and Roof Rats, are constantly gnawing on wood and wiring because their teeth are continually growing. For instance, the grey squirrel’s teeth grow a half a foot in length each year. Rodents, such as Norway Rats, Roof Rats, Mice and Squirrels, have to chew and gnaw constantly to keep their teeth’s length in check otherwise their teeth would grow too long - rendering the Norway Rat, Roof Rat or Squirrel unable to eat and thus starve to death.
As a result of this constant need to gnaw twenty-five percent of fires of “unknown cause” are attributed to rodents, such as Roof Rats, Attic Squirrels and Mice, chewing on electrical wires. A lack of Squirrel Control or Rat Control could lead to your house catching fire in the middle of the night.
According to the US Fire Administration, a house fire occurs every 79 seconds. There are usually about 50,000 – 60,000 residential fires of “unknown cause” each year in the US. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security estimate that they receive reports from fire departments on only half of the actual number of fires that occur each year. This means that the number of fires of “unknown cause” each year could be double the 50 to 60 thousand average. That’s possibly up to 120,000 fires of “unknown cause” each year in the US as a result of inadequate Squirrel Control or Rat Control. And remember that 25% of these fires are attributed to Squirrels in the attic, Roof Rats and Mice chewing on attic wiring. Therefore, based on government statistics and statements made by government authorities, the number of residential fires cause by the failure to get rid of Attic Squirrels, Roof Rats, Norway Rats and Mice are approximately 15,000 fires annually and could be as high as 30,000 fires. If you have rodents, such as squirrels or mice, in your attic – you probably have wire damage too.
Click here to see photos of how a lack of Rodent Control led to wire damage in an attic.
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