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Rat Control - How to Get Rid of Rats in the House

We pride ourselves on being the very best in rat control not only in Orlando, but the country. Please read on for more info:

We do not make use of poison for rat control. Poison is simply not a permanent rat solution. It will not kill 100% of the rats and worst of all, it leaves dead rats and mice in the walls, which cause tremendous odor. We use integrated pest management, which means that we trap existing animals, and most importantly, identify and seal up (with steel) all of the areas where rats and mice enter. This is without a doubt the best approach. I see pest control companies charging constant monthly fess to spread some poison outside the home. That is absolutely lazy and completely ineffective. If you want the job done right, with a PERMANENT solution, give us a call.

Nuisance concerns: They chew. They eat your food. They leave terds everywhere, often severely contaminating an attic with their droppings and urine. They can also spread diseases. Some examples of diseases that can be spread by rats & mice are Salmonellosis (acute food poisoning), Rickettsia Pox, Hantavirus (via droppings), tapeworm, infectious jaundice, and tularemia. They scamper through your attic and walls, keeping you awake at night, and they often chew their way through drywall and enter the home to contaminate food and leave droppings. They like to chew and gnaw everything, and will often chew on electrical wires, creating a fire hazard. Our Florida Rodent Control system will prevent these problems that rats cause, and keep them out permanently.

For more information on mouse and rat problems, visit my Orlando Rat Control & Rodent Removal website.

I also have a lot of information on rodent control - rat and mouse control, on these pages:
Rodent Damage - Chewed Wires. - Photos of rodent damage, including chewed wires and droppings.
Rodent Damage - Lots of Droppings - More photos of rat damage, from chewed wires to lots of rat poop.
Rat Trapping - Tips and Hints for successful rat trapping.
How To Get Rats Out of House - More information on rat habitation inside houses.
Get Rats Out of the Attic - The most common problem we deal with, rats in the attic.
Rats in the Ceiling - Some people say that they hear rats in the ceiling.
Orlando Rat Extermination - Info on extermination and prevention.
How to Kill Rats - There's more to it than just killing them.
Orlando Mouse Control - We also handle mice in addition to rats.
Get Rid of Mice in the Attic - Mice love to live in the attics of houses.

Florida Rat info: The most common nuisance rats are the Norway Rat, also known as the Brown Rat, and the Black Rat (usually gray in color), also known as the Roof Rat. Down here in Florida, the Roof Rat dominates. Many Orlando residents refer to them as Fruit Rats or Citrus Rats. Rats are commonly associated with urban areas, but in Florida, they survive in the wild just fine, and are very common in suburban neighborhoods. They will go wherever they can find food and shelter, and that often includes buildings. Although they may look large (Roof Rat adults are usually about 8 inches long with an 8-inch tail), they need only a tiny hole (the size of a quarter) to fit through. Roof rats will consume many different types of plant and animal foods such as insects, fruits, grains, pet food that has been left outdoors, and almost any food in your house. They also contaminate food with their urine and feces. Rats are well-known carriers of many different diseases, and it has been reported that rats bite more than fifteen thousand people per year including the very young, and old. Rats are primarily nocturnal. Roof rats tend to live most of their lives high off the ground, and they love to live in attics. Even though they often live for less than a year, they can breed in large numbers. Young are sexually mature within three months, and can have up to 60 young per year.

If you read these pages, you will learn that our rat control technique is absolutely the best available. We are not like the regular pest control companies that try to sign you up for a monthly contract that never actually solves the problem. We take care of the rat problem permanently, within usually about a week. After we leave, you will not have a rat problem again. We solve the problem for good by performing and extremely detailed inspection of your house, apartment, or office building, and our knowledge of rat behavior and of building architecture, along with our experience on thousands of jobs, allows us to identify and seal shut any and all rat entry points - once the rats are blocked out and all of the rodents in the building are trapped and removed, the problem is solved permanently. No more need to worry about constant poisoning or trapping or other slow, ineffective methods. We guarantee our work.

24/7 Wildlife Removal operates throughout Florida, with branches in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and more. This is a specialty wildlife removal business. Wild animal control is all I do - I do not spray poison for insect control. I provide rat trapping and removal for rat control. I do not run an exterminating business or a pest control business, I run a nuisance wildlife business. I do not provide poison extermination of rats, but total trapping and removal. Our top specialty, is Orlando Rat Control, including mice, so really, we provide complete Orlando Rodent Control. If you want to get rid of your rat problem once and for all, give me a call!

How to get rid of rats in the house - Rats inside the house, such as in an attic will alert you to their presence by loud noises overhead, squealing, and mounds of droppings all over the attic. Inside the living space, you'll see droppings and items gnawed on. These rodents are also coated in a sheen of natural oils, and this substance will rub off onto any surface they frequently come in contact with. You may want to immediately set out traps or poison; however, trapping is not the first step to rat control. Before you can trap your rats, you need to find where they are entering the building and seal that location off. Now any rats left inside can be trapped and removed without the fear of more wandering in. Trapped rats will eventually need to eat, so providing a series of baited traps will be an easy way to eliminate the problem. Some homeowners are inclined to purchase poison. This method is effective but not advisable. Poison will result in numerous dead rats somewhere in your home, decaying and radiating a foul odor until they are located and removed. For rats in the attic, snap traps are the most effective means of elimination. These traps can be baited with peanut butter and more importantly, left along walls and beams for a high rate of success.

Getting rid of rats from walls of house - Rodents are very destructive and like to make their homes in the most inconvenient places inside a home. Walls are one of these places, providing the rodents with shelter and warmth without undue exposure to their human co-habitants. Getting rats out of the wall means trapping and removing them. This process starts with exploring your home’s exterior until you locate the area where the rats are entering and exiting. Rat entrances are easily determined by the presence of grease marks, chew marks, and feces. Areas like this that are discovered need to be sealed up immediately. Trapping the rats can be done along their frequent routes of travel. Because they are such a large, nuisance animal, rats paths are easy to find. Body oils and waste material mark a rat trail like beacons. Use these areas of activity to set your spring traps. The traps should be baited. Be sure to keep your fingers at the back of the trap to prevent injury during setup. If placed in appropriate locations and baited with food that cannot be easily stolen, snap traps are highly effective. Despite the decades’ old technology, snap traps are still the primary go-to trap for professional rat removal experts around the country.

Learn more in my educational articles. Find the answers to your questions about the rodents wreaking havoc on your home. Find out what rodents can climb, how to get rodents out of a wall, and what to do about a trap-shy rodent . Learn whether or not a strobing light or high pitch sound deterrent machine solve your critter problem, and all about the different types of snap traps. Find out the symptoms of a sick rodent, and whether more rodents live in urban areas, or wild areas.

Read my advice about how to get rodents out of your attic, out of your garage, out of your bedroom, out of your attic, out of your garden, out of your garbageor even you car. Find out next steps for removing a rodent anywhere in your home. Heck, I even can give you advice about how to get a rodent out of a dumpster. Learn whether they dig holes and if they hibernate.

Find out more about the anatomy of rats and their basic biology. For example, if rats and mice can feel pain, if they can swim or jump , and how big they can get. Learn how they can fit through such small holes, and how smart they can be. I can answer if rodents can potentially carry rabies, and how to identify rat feces - as well as how dangerous it actually is to touch or breathe. Find out more about their diets - like if they eat insects or if they actually eat cheese. I can even let you know if dogs or cats actually keep rodents away. Learn, too, about their natural diet and what diseases they carry. I can even inform about rodent mating habits.

Learn just how destructive rats can be. Read on to learn about whether they'll destroy insulation or even chew through your ceiling or anything else. Find out if rodents will chew on wires. Take my advice on the best way to get rats out of your attic, as well as away from your property. I can even offer advice on whether rats in your attic will have a nest of babies, and what to do if you find one. I even have advice on how to clean rodent feces out of your attic.

Find out more about if mothballs or ammonia really work as repellents, or really what repellants are effective, and what attracts rats to your property to begin with. Find out the legalities around trapping a rodent, and what you should do with a rat after you catch it. Learn about the equipment that you need to trap a rodent, as well as some types of humane rat traps. Learn, too, just how long it takes for poison to work. Read my thoughts on cage traps as well as the best bait to use for catching rodents. Don't miss my analysis of inhumane glue traps for rodents, and my suggested humane ways to kill a rodent. I even have advice on how to find and remove a dead rodent.

Find out what to do if you've been bitten by a rat, and if rats actually bite sleeping babies. Learn, too, if rodents are dangerous to your pets. Find out if rats actually kill mice or any other animals. Learn how to inspect your house for rodent entry holes and how to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove rodents without trapping them. Find out if homeowners insurance will pay for rodent damage, and whether or not the city or county animal services can help with a rodent issue. Read my opinion on whether you should hire a pro, or remove rodents yourself, and even whether or not rodents make good pets.

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