Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth Florida
Rat removal expert’s rat control technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques.
Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment.
While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting.
The common wooden snap traps that are effective for Norway rats are effective for roof rats.
The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat.
Some of the more important non-chemical methods are:
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination.
The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week.
Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs.
If living under a refrigerator or freezer, they may disable the unit by gnawing the electrical wires.
Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back.
Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague.
Rub Marks As rats move from one location to another, they stay close to vertical surfaces in their environment that they use to assist in their nightly navigation.
The damage control methods used for roof rats are essentially the same as for Norway rats.
Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap.
Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population.
The young are able to breed before they are four months old.
Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.
They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order.
These rats are nocturnal and are excellent climbers.
The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats.
Florida Roof Rat Removal