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
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
While rats can live in the walls, the kitchen, under the house, etc. the most common place for rats to inhabit in a house is the attic.
Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats.
Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats.
Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch.
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.
Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas.
Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure.
Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.
While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures:
Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes.
Exclusion is an important rodent control technique.
Successful long-term rat control is not simple.
In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource.
They are particularly useful for house mouse control in situations where other methods seem less appropriate.
I highly recommend snap traps, not live cage traps, certainly not glue boards, and most definitely not poison! Never poison rats, it doesn't solve the problem and it just creates more problems.
Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.
Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.
Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.
Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises.
Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers.
Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.
They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order.
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