Ballentine Manor Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros
Voted Best Rat Removal Companies in Ballentine Manor
Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Ballentine Manor 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 Ballentine Manor 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)
Humane Rat Trapper in Ballentine Manor Florida
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.
Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans.
Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them.
Other indicators can include grease marks along surfaces as well as nests.
For further information see Norway Rats.
Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents.
The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat.
Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls.
They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.
Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control.
For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page.
Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice.
There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today.
Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague.
Female adults will produce about seven litters per year and will mate again about 18 hours after giving birth to her litter of about eight pups.
They can successfully mate throughout the year, meaning that if you have rats in the attic, then there is a good possibility that they will have a nest of baby rats that you will need to deal with as well.
They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them.
Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.
In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks.
The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present.
Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding.
Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing.
Selection of rodenticides and bait products must be done according to label instructions.
Florida Rat Trapper