If you have never heard of Roof Rats (think plague), please know the Outer Banks, particularly Duck to Corolla, have a huge population explosion of these harmful pests. Spring is their “friendly” time. They jump on your house from the trees and only need a hole the size of a nickel to get inside. They are NOT a DIY project because they are hosts to deadly viruses and bacteria. These pictures show some of their nest and latrine handiwork. We do the dirty work.