Piedmont FL Rat Removal

Piedmont Rat Removal – Orange County, FL Rodent Pros

  • Rat Proofing

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • Does car insurance cover rat damage?

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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.

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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 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

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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What can rats chew through?

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  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • How to keep rats out of my garbage

rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. Since none of these are anticoagulants, all can be used to control anticoagulant resistant populations of roof rats. There are several other types of lethal traps, including the crocodile trap, which has teeth that close on the rat, and even gas chamber traps. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.

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  • Rat Proofing

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

  • Do dogs keep rats away?

Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. When necessary, roof rats will travel considerable distances (100 to 300 feet [30 to 90 m]) for food. Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations. In a human environment, the rodents will consume almost any food to which they have access. A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time. 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. I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.

Rat Diseases

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  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Humane rat traps

Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding. 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. Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus).

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