University Park FL Rodent Exterminator

University Park Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros

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  • Types of Rats

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At Orange County, FL Rodent Pros, we know how to get rids of rats in your University Park area building for good. With our vast knowledge of rat behavior and building construction, we will inspect every inch of your house or building – from top to bottom – and find every possible entry point. Once we have permanently sealed up all the holes, typically with heavy steel mesh or metal plating that rats can’t chew through, then we can start the University Park rodent trapping process.

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The best rat trap: Believe it or not, the tried-and-true, low-tech mouse trap (snap trap) – a simple piece of wood with a spring-loaded bar – is the most effective and humane way to kill a rat. Snap traps kill rats instantly, they are inexpensive and reusable, and they can fit in small spaces. Do not worry about the bait – you can use anything from peanut butter to fruit to – yes, cheese.

We service Orange and University Park, including the towns of Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Heathrow, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Fern Park, Maitland, Lockhart, Winter Park, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Pine Hills, Doctor Phillips, Pine Castle, Belle Isle, the Conway area, and College Park. The northern end of our range is Deltona and Kissimmee makes up the southern end.

Orange County, Florida

Orange County is a county in the state of Florida, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,145,956, making it Florida’s fifth-most populous county. The county seat is Orlando. Wikipedia

Population: 1.288 million (2015)
Area: 1,003 mi² (903 mi² Land / 100 mi² Water)


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Humane Rat Trapper in University Park Florida

Rat Infestation

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  • Do dogs keep rats away?

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

I highly recommend snap traps, not live cage traps, certainly not glue boards, and most definitely not poison! Never poison rats, it doesn't solve the problem and it just creates more problems. Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels. 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. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. Sounds Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or other noises from nest building may tip off the property owner to a rat problem. We provide the most extensive service and the best warranty plan in the industry. 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:

What if a rat got inside my house?

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  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • Rat Diseases

Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed. Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

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  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Do I have Rats?

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. They may not be effective on roof rats, however, because of their usual placement. Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over. For further information see Norway Rats.

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