Erie FL Rat Exterminator

Erie Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Erie 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 Erie 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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What are Rats?


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  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

The roof rat is more at home in warm climates, and apparently less adaptable, than the Norway rat, which is why it has not spread throughout the country. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems. 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. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space. They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides.

DIY Rat Extermination


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  • Types of Rats

  • Rat Infestation

  • Shooting Rats

Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested. Killing the rats may not be the best answer (it is not as simple as just exterminating them all) . Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. It is recommended for use in homes because, unlike with poison baits, there is no risk of a rat dying in an inaccessible place and creating an odor problem. ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems


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  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure. In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. Any reputable nuisance wildlife company will have spent money on licensing, liability insurance, and a host of other business expenses. Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans. Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species.

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