Eastgate Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros
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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Eastgate 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 Eastgate 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 Roof Rat Removal in Eastgate Florida
They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex.
Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination.
By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.
The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
Their presence is typically detected by the occurrence of their droppings, holes chewed into bags and containers, and chewed nesting materials.
Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
Rat droppings are three times as large as mouse droppings.
Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning.
Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats.
Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall.
Plug or seal all openings of greater than 1/2 inch (1.
Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset.
Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.
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.
Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures.
They are very strong, and can injure your fingers.
In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts.
They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color.
Monitor the situation.
Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource.
Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them.
In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males.
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