Florida Rat Trapper

Professional Manatee County Florida Rat Control Services

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Perhaps the most important service we provide is our ability to prevent rats and mice from returning to your Manatee County Florida home or business. We accomplish this by making structural repairs or additions to remove the opportunity for animals to enter a building. In cases where animals have already taken up residence, our biological clean-up process will eliminate the scent markings animals use to communicate, thus removing any attraction for future animals to find ways to enter a contaminated space. Rodents in Manatee County Florida conjure up negative associations for most people. Even the sight of a common house mouse scurrying across a floor when the lights are turned on suddenly can cause feelings of revulsion in residents. Source


Rats and mice are important rodent pests entering Manatee County Florida homes and warehouses for food and harborage (Figure 1). These rodents eat any kind of food that people eat. They also contaminate 10 times as much food as they eat, with urine, droppings and hair. They can carry at least 10 different kinds of diseases including bubonic plague, murine typhus, spirochetal jaundice, Leptospirosis, rabies, rat bite fever, and bacterial food poisoning. Many times rats bite sleeping children while trying to get bits of food on the child that were not washed off before going to bed. Rats and mice also start fires by gnawing matches and electrical wires in homes. The Norway rat, roof rat and house mouse are the most persistent rodent populations in need of control.

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  • Rat Diseases

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Shooting Rats

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. Sightings & Sounds - Since rodents are nocturnal and live secretively under normal circumstances, you can be sure that regular daytime rodent sightings indicate a heavy infestation. You can also read about How much does rat control cost? Get rat extermination prices. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. Breeding seasons vary in different areas. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.

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  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Types of Rats

Grease marks are produced as the rodent travels along an edge, and the oils in their fur are deposited. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. You can also read about How much does rat control cost? Get rat extermination prices. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants). Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. When practical, remove extraneous vegetation adjacent to the crop that may provide shelter for rats. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.

What if you are bitten by a rat

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  • What animals do rats kill?

  • Types of Rats

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

The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. If you do it wrong the first time, you'll just end up paying more later. Rat droppings are three times as large as mouse droppings. The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats. Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits. Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems.