Wewahotee 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 Wewahotee 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 Wewahotee 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 Wewahotee, 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)
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These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain.
This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents.
Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding.
Roof rats are prodigious breeders.
The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.
In the third week they begin to take solid food.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers).
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
Adult females are able to reproduce at 3-5 months old, can produce up to five litters each year with about 5-8 young in each litter.
Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits.
They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
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.
They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
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.
Norway rats are a common mammalian pest of rice, but sometimes roof rats also feed on newly planted seed or the seedling as it emerges.
Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly.
They can successfully mate throughout the year, meaning that if you have rats in the attic, then there is a good possibility that they will have a nest of baby rats that you will need to deal with as well.
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