Originally from East Asia, Roof Rats have the quickest breeding cycle of all the rats. They are also adept climbers, and will eat just about anything. The San Diego summers do not slow them down and can actually speed up their breeding cycle. They are around 15 inches long and sleek in appearance, with a tail that is longer than their body. They are found just about everywhere.
Communities with large amounts of citrus trees, or vegetation in general, are the most prone to having an infestation. Roof rats are likely to be found living in the attic. They can be destructive to the surrounding area. Chewed thru electrical wires, fecal droppings, and loud rustling sounds are good indications that you have an infestation of Roof Rats.