Doctor Phillips FL Rat Exterminator

Doctor Phillips Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros

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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

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At Orange County, FL Rodent Pros, we know how to get rids of rats in your Doctor Phillips 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 Doctor Phillips 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 Doctor Phillips, 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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Biology of Black Rat


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  • Rat Infestation

Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Rat guards are not without problems, however, because they may fray the insulation and cause short circuits. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows. Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs.

Rat Proofing


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Hantavirus - a potentially lethal virus if humans come in contact with rat urine or feces. Rat guards are not without problems, however, because they may fray the insulation and cause short circuits. Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them. In most instances, rats are very wary. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later. The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut.

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


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Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary. These rats are nocturnal and are excellent climbers. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. Look for fresh droppings. Once you are confident that you have caught all of the rats that are in the attic, then it will be time to check for any insulation or wires in the attic that need to be replaced, and for any nesting material to remove, and feces to clean up. Rat densities (numbers of rats in a given area) are determined primarily by the suitability of the habitat—the amount of available nutritional and palatable food and nearby protective cover (shelter or harborage). Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.

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