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
They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers.
Roof rats frequently enter buildings from the roof or from accesses near overhead utility lines, which they use to travel from area to area.
However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.
Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present.
They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides.
Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings.
Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch.
Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators.
A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species.
Also, be careful when setting snap traps.
Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.
They may try to sell you poison stations for exterior rat control, however the rats only find their way back into your attic or walls to die.
Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly.
They usually don't leave the attic for very long.
Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
Our professional wildlife professionals may not show you how to kill the rats but instead use rat repellents, rat fumigants and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats.
Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods.
They are very strong, and can injure your fingers.
There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc.
Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur.
Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas.
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