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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Anna Maria home. Rats’ teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw on things to wear down their teeth. Unfortunately for you, that means they can – and will – chew through anything to get where they want to go, including drywall, wood and wall studs, plumbing pipes, and electrical wires. They will also help themselves to the food in your pantry, leaving behind unsanitary droppings and contaminated food. For help call the Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros today!
Rats can also carry a number of disease-causing germs that are harmful to adults, children, and pets, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning or other infections. Rats can also transmit rabies, bubonic plague and Weil’s disease (leptospirosis). For these reasons, it is extremely important to call our Anna Maria rodent control service and get rid of rats in your house as soon as you realize you have a rat infestation. We offer the best guarantees on rodent exclusion for homes.
We also service Sarasota of course. Our range includes most of the south end of Tampa Bay, including Palmetto, Memphis, Ellenton, Oneco, Whitfield Estates, Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, and Palma Sola.
Manatee County, Florida
Area: 743 mi²
Population: 363,369 (2015)
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The common wooden snap traps that are effective for Norway rats are effective for roof rats.
Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.
In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats.
Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation.
They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging.
Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over.
Where anticoagulant resistance is known or suspected, the use of first-generation anticoagulants should be avoided in favor of the second-generation anticoagulants or one of the non anticoagulant rodenticides like bromethalin or cholecalciferol.
Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife.
Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed.
They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.
Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.
Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows.
Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours.
You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice.
The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation.
Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.
Read this article about how are rats getting in for more info.
Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats.
Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice.
The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation.
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