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

  • How to get rats out of a wall

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams.

Rat Droppings

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  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • How to keep rats out of my garbage

  • Rats: How to Get Rid of Rats for Good!

Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well. If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction. Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. Touch is an important sense in rats.

Rodent Proofing For Fall

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  • Shooting Rats

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • What can rats climb?

Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually. Then they return to the attic. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.