Summerport Beach Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros
Voted Best Rat Removal Companies in Summerport Beach
At Orange County, FL Rodent Pros, we know how to get rids of rats in your Summerport Beach 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 Summerport Beach 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 Summerport Beach, 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 Summerport Beach Florida
Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics.
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.
Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well.
Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down.
Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.
Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common.
They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.
Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
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.
Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist.
Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats.
The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present.
Bubonic Plague - the famous disease that nearly wiped out humanity during the Middle Ages was eventually traced back to parasites like fleas carried by rats.
The latter two were ineffective for roof rats.
Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped.
The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside.
They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments.
Disturbances such as habitat modifications should be avoided until the population is under control.
Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland.
They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers.
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
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.
Florida Roof Rat Removal