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Rodent Control & Rat Removal in Wellington, Boca Raton FL & South Florida

Rats are one of the most annoying, damaging and widespread rodents in the United States.

They consume and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive in a variety of conditions and can be found in and around homes and other buildings, farms, gardens, and open fields. They may sometimes be attracted to a home or location for food. In some cases they may be living nearby in a building or vegetation and venture into an area where they become a problem. People do not often see rats, but signs of their presence are easy to detect.


South FLA generally has two species that cause the most problems: the Roof rat and the Norway rat. It is important to know which species of rat is present in order to focus control efforts in the most effective locations.Rats, like house mice, are mostly active at night. They have poor eyesight, but have keen senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Rats explore and learn, memorizing the locations of pathways, food and water, shelter, and other elements in their domain. They will detect and sometimes avoid new objects placed into a familiar environment. Thus, objects such as traps and baits often are avoided for several days or more following their initial placement.

While both species exhibit this avoidance of new objects, it is usually more pronounced in Roof rats than in Norway rats. Both Norway and Roof rats may gain entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, jumping, or swimming through sewers and entering through the toilet or broken drains. Both species of rats cause problems by gnawing on electrical wires and wooden structures (doors, ledges, in corners, and in wall material) and tearing up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. While Norway rats are more powerful swimmers, Roof rats are more agile and are better climbers. Norway rats may undermine building foundations and slabs with their burrowing activities.Rats of either species, especially young rats, can squeeze beneath a door with only a 1/2-inch gap. If the door is made of wood, the rat may gnaw to enlarge the gap if necessary. Rats may transmit murine typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), and rat bite fever to both pets and humans. Plague is a disease that can be carried by both Roof and Norway rats. If you have rats, our rat control and rat removal experts can help.After an initial inspection is conducted of the problem area and surrounding areas to determine the occurrence of rats and the species present, a series of steps will be taken to safely, effectively, and discretely remediate the problems

Rats are everywhere and not easy to control unless you are a professional. They can vary the length from 6 to18 inches including their tails. Roof rats tend to be charcoal gray in color as compared to a sewer rat, which is a brownish tan.

Their diet consists of eating almost everything—it's not much of a diet. They consume a half-ounce to two ounces of liquid a day. These are nocturnal creatures that eat and drink under the cover of darkness. They are loud and gnaw at anything they can. Rats have been known to cause electrical fires in homes by exposing electrical wires in attics. They are also carriers of parasites and disease.

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