Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County, 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 Orange County Florida
Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later.
In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats.
Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
Look for fresh droppings.
Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees.
Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground.
Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.
Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.
Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.
If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats.
Once you're satisfied that there is no more evidence of rats, and you are not trapping any new rats, you should clean the attic or whatever area they were living in, to remove the contamination and biohazard, and also to eliminate the rat scent, which will attract new rats to try to chew their way into the house in the future.
If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days.
For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.
Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds.
Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods.
Read more about what rats eat.
You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause.
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.
They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another.
Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
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.
Florida Roof Rat Removal