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Old 05-16-2016, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by TSBG View Post
However, something's going on in the crawl space under the roof. I'm not sure that it's rats, because they're active in the day and that doesn't fit the usual rat MO.
I would reconsider this. I've owned pet rats for over 10 years so I'm pretty familiar with their behavior, and you are correct that "active in the day" doesn't really fit rats. They are mostly nocturnal and while they'll sometimes move around a little during the day, to move to a more comfortable sleeping location or something like that, if you're hearing a lot of daytime activity, I'd guess it's not rats. My guess would be squirrels.

But in any case it seems like one of the first actions should be to close up whatever holes or gaps they're using to get into the house. Broken soffit vents are a likely candidate.