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)
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At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed.
If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
The ears and tail are nearly hairless and they are typically 12 to 18 inches long including the tail and weigh 10 to 16 ounces.
Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem.
Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall.
They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them.
The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation.
It is also capable of transmitting a number of diseases to domestic animals and is suspected in the transference of ectoparasites from one place to another.
Roof rats can be carriers of diseases.
Floor drains and sewer pipes should have tight-fitting grates with openings less than 1/4 inch in diameter.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.
A rat does not want to be exposed to danger outside for very long! If you think you can just seal shut the entry holes into the house during the daylight when they are outside, that is incorrect.
Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
Hantavirus - a potentially lethal virus if humans come in contact with rat urine or feces.
Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.
Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites.
In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks.
There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors.
Indoors, runways appear as clean paths through dust or dirt.
Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor.
You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night.
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