Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont, 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 Rodent Exterminator in Piedmont Florida
Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history.
Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest.
Roof rats are not protected by law and can be controlled any time with mechanical or chemical methods.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques.
Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces.
Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed.
They need not be baited.
Roof rats are not accomplished swimmers and are not usually found in sewers.
Lethal control often combines the use of rodenticides with non-toxic control measures such as snap traps or glue boards.
Exclusion is an important rodent control technique.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter.
Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure.
As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs.
Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning.
Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.
In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites.
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.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
Monitor the situation.
Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods.
In urban settings, cats and owls prey on roof rats but have little if any effect on well-established populations.
Florida Roof Rat Removal