'Hybrid Rat' Damaging Arizona Homes, Exterminators Say

The rodents, although not a scientifically identified subspecies, are thought to be a cross between roof rats and pack rats.
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Yeah these hybrid rats are showing up about a year ago and they're not like domestic rats like everyone is familiar wit these rats have longer tail shorter snouts. And the hybrids are different and varied destructive. Rats come and all shapes sizes colors and some. Even hairless bulls people are familiar with the domestic kind but there's a new rat that's causing trouble in the valley we're start. See what were calling any industry a hybrid which is a mix between the Rick Bragg and the pack rat. These are pictures truly Nolan technicians snapped of a recent discovery in one home a long snout bigger ears and a long for retail. Experts say these hybrids are showing up more often. I'm and one how we hide almost whining and an attic and the hybrid. The rats have been found in several locations reports from 100 street and be a live in Scottsdale. And up to fountain hills off golden eagle boulevard the critters may nests in overgrown shrubs and under the protection of Choi and prickly pear cac dike. Experts say the hybrids have even crawled into cars and in two engine compartments. I I think they are more of a problem to being that there cross between the pack Henry Pratt which one is very good on the ground one's very get a high. I'm both a very destructive creatures. Experts say like all rats the hybrids needed she want things in order to keep their teeth from getting too long. That's what makes it infestation of rats so destructive. And as if the rats are bad enough the ink this station can cause disease and sickness because these rats. Have Nast that are still packed with junk still the best thing to do with the if you suspect something's wrong call a professional.

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