Bethany Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros
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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Bethany 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 Bethany 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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Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem.
Distinctions must be made as to which rodenticide (registered product) to use, the method of application or placement, and the amount of bait to apply.
Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive.
While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting.
Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space.
There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today.
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.
Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed.
Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment.
Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation.
The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity.
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.
Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels.
If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats.
PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping.
Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose.
Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams.
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.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
Monitor the situation.
Read more about where rats live.
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