Rats (Rattus spp.) have caused more human suffering and more economic damage than any other vertebrate pest. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind.

Identify a Rat problem


The most common rat found in the Unite States is the Norway rat. This rat is found in all 50 states. A few characteristics of this wildlife animal are:

  • Grey-Brown in color.
  • Small Bald Ears
  • 18 Inches Long
  • 10-16 Ounces in Weight
  • Tail Shorter Than Body
  • Thick Body

Signs of Infestation

Many customers will find signs of an infestation before the rat is found. If you ignore signs for a period of time the infestation will grow and grow. A large infestation will require heavy damage repairs that can be costly.

The most prominent and noticed signs of a rat infestation includes:

  • Nests
  • Droppings & Urine Trails
  • Grease Markings
  • Gnawing
  • Rat Noises

Rat Damage

Rat damages can be dangerous and pose a threat to your families health and well-being. Rats are known to chew on electrical wires and pull insulation for nesting, causing a severe electrical fire hazard. When rats search for food, they contaminate food containers that you and your family may eat out of daily! When they run across counters and tables, diseases can be transmitted from their dirty feet, droppings, and urine.

Rat Control


Critter Control of Colorado Springs offers professional, efficient, and humane wildlife removal. Our removal techniques will get rid of the wildlife animal quickly and safely – For both you and the wildlife animal. Our approach to wildlife removal is aimed to make it the easiest step of the process. We understand the rush of getting rid of the rats in your home. So trust us to handle it!

Damage Repair & Prevention

Critter Control of Colorado Springs is your full-service wildlife control specialist. Our efforts result in long-term solutions. Let our experienced technician repair rat damages and implement prevention techniques to keep wildlife animals out of your home for good.

Call Critter Control of Colorad Springs to get rid of your rat problem permenantely. 719.247.1183

Critter Control of Colorado Springs Service Area

Boone, Brookside, Calhan, Canon City, Cascade, Castle Rock, Coal Creek, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Elbert, Florence, Fountain, Franktown, Green Mountain Falls, Larkspur, Manitou Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake, Parker, Peyton, Pueblo, Ramah, Rockvale, Rush, Rye, Victor, Williamsburg, Woodland Park, Yoder
We also cover the following counties: Teller, El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Shoemaker, Inc., dba Critter Control of Colorado Springs