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University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park, 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 Trapper in University Park Florida

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats


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PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. The latter two were ineffective for roof rats. 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.

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High-frequency sound-producing devices are advertised for frightening rats, but almost no research exists on their effects specifically on roof rats. In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species. Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences. Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex. High-frequency sound-producing devices are advertised for frightening rats, but almost no research exists on their effects specifically on roof rats. Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species.

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When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. Rodenticides were once categorized as acute (single-dose) or chronic (multiple dose) toxicants. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. Trapping is an effective alternative to pesticides and recommended in some situations.

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