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
If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends.
POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems.
When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited.
Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap.
Tunnel boxes or bait boxes specially designed to expose a layer of toxic powder will reduce potential contamination problems and may actually increase effectiveness.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases.
Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground.
The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.
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.
These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and may also include lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides.
In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
There are two basic methods of rat population reduction:
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year.
There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors.
Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity.
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
They also often chew on inedible materials such as books, soap, and cans.
Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.
Tracking powders can be placed in voids behind walls, near points of entry, and in well-defined trails.
Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs.
They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging.
Killing the rats may not be the best answer (it is not as simple as just exterminating them all) .
Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter.
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