Rat Control Dexter MI

Dexter Rat Removal

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We offer commercial roof rat removal services in Dexter, FL for large and small buildings. There is literally no pest or rodent problem that we can not solve. We truly care about finding every entry point so if we find an opening we document it well. You have find more information on our blog concerning pests and pest control procedures, which covers residential rat trapping as well. The work we provide today will last years years, we don’t simply put down a rodent treatment and hope you call us back.

Wild rodents can cause home damage, contaminate food, and cause illness in people and pets.  Rodent infestations are more likely to occur when events, such as flooding, displace them. To avoid rodent infestation, remove potential rodent food and water sources and store food for people and pets in sealed containers. Clear away debris and other material that rodents can hide in.  Safely clean up rodent droppings, urine and nesting areas, always wearing gloves and spraying material with disinfectant until thoroughly soaked before attempting to remove or clean.

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Rat Removal in Dexter –

Biology of Black Rat

Biology of Black Rat

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Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. Roof rats will often move into sugarcane and citrus groves. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. Rats themselves - if you see one rat, there's a good chance there are a bunch more hiding in nests or burrows that you can't see. Most pest control companies set rat traps, perhaps squirt some flammable expansion foam at very obvious holes, and then put you on a monthly service to remove the rats that are still getting in to your home. Sounds Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or other noises from nest building may tip off the property owner to a rat problem. Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control. Monitor the situation.

Rat Diseases

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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Rat Repellents

  • Do rats leave the attic during the day?

Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource. No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.

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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service. Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult. Droppings Rats produce a lot of feces and the presence of their fecal droppings is a surefire way to spot an infestation. If the food is in an exposed area and too large to be eaten quickly, but not too large to be moved, they will usually carry it to a hiding place before eating it. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations. When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard scurrying about. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat.

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