An In-depth Look At Gnawing or Dirty Stains Around Your Home
What Are Rats?
Rats or commonly known as roof rats are a major problem in Central Florida.
These are small grey and sometimes black and white thin tailed, demium -sized dirty rodents that originially came from Asia and Australia but in todays world are found all over the world.
What Do Rats Look Like?
Rats and other small rodents tend to crawl on all fours. They are usually medium sized and have a long thin tail that follows right behind. Rats and mice also have claws that allows them to effortlessly climb up walls and enter attics. Rats have furr that is extremely filthy and can leave grease stains. Making the color of their furr to be a nasty greyish tone.
What Is The Typical Habitat Of A Rat?
The common rat has evolved so much over the millions of years that it has been known to withstand living conditions in rice fields, swamps and some rats are even found in every continent of the worlds except Antartica. Yes not even the rats like the cold. So maybe turning on your AC to Full blast will keep them away from your home!
What Do Rats Eat?
Most rats are omivores, meaning they eat both plants and meat but scientist have found out that they actually prefer meat whenever it is presented to them with no threat. Common nrown rats and house rats typically depend on us humans as their primiary food source. Being the scavengers they are they go through many trash bins or dumpsters to eat any food that is left behind. One mans trash is another mans tresasure… Or should i say rat..
How Do Rats Gain Entry Into The Home?
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.
Can Rats Cause Property Damage?
Rats are known to casue thousands of dollars in damages every year. If not stopped soon these rodents will gnaw and chew right through your floors, kitchen cabnits, attic spaces, restrooms and stair case. If prolonged it can also cause you thousands in electrical repair if they chew through wiring.
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.
Rodent Trapping & Removal
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.