Lorraine FL Roof Rat Removal

Lorraine Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros

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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Lorraine 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 Lorraine 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.

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Manatee County, Florida

Manatee County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 322,833. Its county seat and largest city is Bradenton. The county was created in 1855. Wikipedia

Area: 743 mi²
Population: 363,369 (2015)

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They need not be baited. I highly recommend snap traps, not live cage traps, certainly not glue boards, and most definitely not poison! Never poison rats, it doesn't solve the problem and it just creates more problems. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed. Read this article about how are rats getting in for more info. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations.

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  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

In urban settings, cats and owls prey on roof rats but have little if any effect on well-established populations. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat. Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. The traditional style snap traps are still among the best ways of dealing with a rat problem, and these are simple to set and bait, and you should look to place them in areas where the rats are active, so where you can see feces and smudges on the walls. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure.

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  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs. 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. Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.

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