Orange County FL Rat Trapper

Orange County Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros

  • What can rats climb?

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

  • What can rats chew through?

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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.

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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 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

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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Humane Rat Control in Orange County Florida

What Are Rats?


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  • What can rats chew through?

  • Biology of Black Rat

  • Do cats keep rats away?

Then the rats should be trapped and removed. They need not be baited. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences. You will never solve a rat problem until you find all of these openings, and seal them shut with steel, which rats are unable to chew through. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.

Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?


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  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

  • How to Get Rid of Rats

  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

Removing clutter and any debris that creates hiding places rats can use as harborage sites. Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait. The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again. Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. 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.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats


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  • What can rats climb?

  • Rat Diseases

  • Check Your Attic!

Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. Only construction grade materials are used. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week.

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