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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Whitfield 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 Whitfield 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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Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter.
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
Rat guards are not without problems, however, because they may fray the insulation and cause short circuits.
The advantages of trapping when compared to baiting include: 1) Trapping does not require the use of harmful poisons; 2) Trapping allows the user to know whether the rat was killed, whereas with baiting the rat will wander off and die somewhere else; 3) Trapping eliminates odor problems by allowing you to dispose of the rat carcass.
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.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.
Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.
No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control.
Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.
The muzzle of the roof rat is pointed and the overall appearance of the roof rat is much more streamlined and sleek looking than a Norway rat.
Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.
Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them.
Read more about where rats live.
Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats.
Where an entire warehouse may be fumigated for insect control with a material such as methyl bromide, all rats and mice that are present will be killed.
The total cost will probably run between $300 - $500 to remove all the rats and seal the entry holes shut, and it may seem more up-front than a low monthly deal, but you've got to do it right, and then you won't have to worry about rats any more.
You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed.
Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly.
Roof rats can be carriers of diseases.
If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days.
Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings.
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