Lake Apopka FL Rodent Exterminator

Lake Apopka Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros

  • What Are Rats?

  • Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?

  • Rat Droppings

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At Orange County, FL Rodent Pros, we know how to get rids of rats in your Lake Apopka 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 Lake Apopka 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 Lake Apopka, 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 Control in Lake Apopka Florida

Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?


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  • Do rats make good pets?

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

  • Rat Infestation

Most commercial baits are registered for both species of rats and for house mice, but often they are less acceptable to roof rats than to the other species. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color. They also often chew on inedible materials such as books, soap, and cans. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.

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  • Do cats keep rats away?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

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

The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s. Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. Female adults will produce about seven litters per year and will mate again about 18 hours after giving birth to her litter of about eight pups. Rat control using chemical products involves baits designed to kill rats. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.

Do I have Rats?


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

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

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. If the food is in an exposed area and too large to be eaten quickly, but not too large to be moved, they will usually carry it to a hiding place before eating it. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. Females can breed year-round. They approach new food or object with caution. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. Floor drains and sewer pipes should have tight-fitting grates with openings less than 1/4 inch in diameter. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger.

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