Bay Lake Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros
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At Orange County, FL Rodent Pros, we know how to get rids of rats in your Bay Lake 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 Bay Lake rodent trapping process.
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 Bay Lake, 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
Population: 1.288 million (2015)
Area: 1,003 mi² (903 mi² Land / 100 mi² Water)
Humane Rat Control in Bay Lake Florida
Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset.
The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations.
Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce.
In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species.
Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back.
I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.
Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource.
The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present.
A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding.
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content.
Monitor the situation.
They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source.
A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species.
Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal.
One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people.
Roof rats will often move into sugarcane and citrus groves.
If living under a refrigerator or freezer, they may disable the unit by gnawing the electrical wires.
Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool.
Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not.
Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises.
Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds.
If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction.
Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything.
Florida Roof Rat Removal