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Rats are typically indicated by noises being heard at night and scratching in the customer’s attic. They leave small droppings, and dig longer tunnels in insulation. We offer effective rat removal to eliminate your rat problem.
Rats can be a serious problem in Central Florida. Homes around marsh land and water tend to have the highest percentages of rat infestations. And in Central Florida, with its vast amount of creeks and ponds, most homes have some exposure to water. Rats can carry external parasites such as ﬂeas, ﬂies, maggots, ticks, and mites. Viruses, such as Hepatitis E, are not uncommon. While most homeowners will not come in contact with rats in their home, it’s for sure that the food stored in the family pantry will.
How do you know if you have rats in your house? Mostly, rats will be heard at night above the ceiling and sometimes in the walls. Rats will chew wires and water lines, risking fire and flood damage. They will eat and drink from pet bowls spreading diseases to the family pet. Rats will urinate and defecate on kitchen counters and food prep areas. An average litter is 6-12, gestation is 22-24 days and new rats reach reproductive maturity at about 3 months.
FACT: A healthy pair of rats can produce four generations and over 2000 descendants in a year.
A few notes about the use of poison: Poison, when effective, normally causes an already paranoid animal to become ill. Instead of leaving a home in search of water, the rat will usually burrow under insulation to protect itself from predators. That rat generally dies in the attic, under the insulation, creating an awful odor as it decomposes. Poison manufacturers claim the animal will leave to search for water. In reality, if there was not a water source in or near the home, the rat would not be living there. A rat can exist longer without water than a camel and they can obtain enough moisture from condensation on air conditioning lines to survive. Poisoned rats die inside homes, and someone will have to locate and remove the carcass. This still doesn’t solve the problem. Entry points and scent markings remain after the rat has been poisoned. The smell of the decaying rat will attract scavengers to the home as well. The home needs to be animal-proofed and treated to eliminate scent markings and odors.
Another reason we don’t use poison is called secondary poisoning. On occasion, a rat that has ingested poison will venture outdoors where predatory animals can easily catch and eat the toxic rat. An owl, hawk, snake, or even the family dog or cat can become ill or even die from eating a poisoned rat. And remember, this still does not solve the problem with animals getting into a home.
Rat Removal and Mouse Removal Services
ACM offers comprehensive services to remove nuisance rats and mice from your attic or interior of home and businesses. In addition, we offer humane trapping services for customers experiencing problems with wild animals on their property.
Rat Exclusion Services
Perhaps the most important service we provide is our ability to prevent rats and mice from returning to your home or business. We accomplish this by making structural repairs or additions to remove the opportunity for animals to enter a building. In cases where animals have already taken up residence, our biological clean-up process will eliminate the scent markings animals use to communicate, thus removing any attraction for future animals to find ways to enter a contaminated space.