Orange County Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros
Voted Best Rat Removal Companies in Orange County
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
To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened.
In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males.
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited.
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.
If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats.
A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
They may not be effective on roof rats, however, because of their usual placement.
Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void.
Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do.
Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination.
Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions.
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.
The older rodenticides, formerly referred to as acute toxicants, such as arsenic, phosphorus, red squill, and ANTU, are either no longer registered or of little importance in rat control.
In most instances, rats are very wary.
Roof rats also have an excellent sense of balance.
How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations.
I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.
Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding.
Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats.
One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people.
Florida Roof Rat Removal