Florida Roof Rat Removal

Professional Orange County Florida Rat Control Services

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The fear many people feel about sharing a house with a nest of rodents has some validity. Historically, more human diseases have originated with rodents than with any other mammal. Rats and mice prefer the same foods humans eat. They contaminate the Orange County Florida home with urine and droppings in kitchens and elsewhere and may even present a fire hazard as they gnaw into electrical wiring inside walls. Pest control specialists report that the Orange County Florida mouse and rat population is generally divided into three species.

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In Orange County Florida, Norway rats are most common along the sea coasts and canals. They thrive particularly in areas where garbage is not properly stored. Although Norway rats generally prefer to eat fresh meat, fish, and grain, they can survive quite well on an ounce per day of garbage or decayed food along with an ounce of water. Frequently they range 100–150 feet from harborages in search of food or water.

Norway rats in Orange County Florida are burrowers and often dig in rubbish and under buildings or concrete slabs. Burrowing can cause damage by undermining the foundations of buildings, eroding banks of levees, disfiguring landscape plantings, and blocking sewer lines. Rat Control Source

Rat Diseases


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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Can rats hurt you?

  • Rat Repellents

Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.

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  • What Are Rats?

  • Can rats hurt you?

Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Distinctions must be made as to which rodenticide (registered product) to use, the method of application or placement, and the amount of bait to apply. Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Fur is smooth. Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species.

What are Rats?


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  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • Rat Infestation

  • How to Get Rid of Rats

They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. Generally, a few more feedings are necessary to produce death with the first-generation anticoagulants (warfarin, pindone, diphacinone, and chlorophacinone) but this is less significant with the second-generation anticoagulants (bromadiolone and brodifacoum). Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures: Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges.