Miami Rodent Control: Rat Removal & Mice Extermination Services
Rodents are some homeowners’ worst nightmare, with their ability to rapidly multiply, invade walls, and lack of hygiene. It’s no wonder people seek rodent control service once they encounter these furry, beady-eyed pests.
At the rate they breed, rodents create a mess of their nests and can easily infest any room in your home with enough time.
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What Are the Negative Health Effects Without Rodent Control?
Despite their small size, rodent control is essential for this beady eyed breed of pest. They have heavy appetites and are generally lacking in hygiene. They also have a tendency to carry disease-causing pathogens such as Leptospirosis and Typhus that can cause food poisoning.
Diseases Carried and Spread by Rats and Rodents
Salmonellosis: A nasty infection caused by ingesting food or drinks contaminated by rat feces.
Leptospirosis: Contracted from bacteria in rodent urine, this infection can be caught by coming in contact with surfaces or consuming food or drinks that have been contaminated by rodent urine.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM): Spread by house mice, this viral agent can be contracted by breathing in dust contaminated by rodent waste.
Hantavirus: While not known to be spread by Norway Rats or Roof Rats, this infection can be contracted from breathing in rodent droppings, urine, or rotting carcasses.
Rat Bite Fever: A bacterial disease caused by coming in contact with rodent urine or mucus secretions, or through rodent bites from an infected animal.
Rabies: The feared but preventable viral infection that can be spread by rats is also lethal without proper treatment. Without professional rodent control in place, conditions could permit infection of large populations of animals.
Indicators of Rodent Infestation
Rodents like to invade homes with plenty of openings, like A/C vents, service conduits, and holes in the foundation of buildings. Both rats and mice appreciate a warm area where they can colonize, breed, and find many different sources of food.
An easy indicator that both rats and mice have been in an area for a long period of time is the smell. If an area is saturated with rodent droppings, it tends to look decayed, moist, and smell heavily of ammonia. This would be a clear indicator that rodent control is needed.
If there are large quantities of it found in a residence, it can be bad for human health. In addition to smelling bad, it can become toxic, and cause damage when concentrated in a small area.
Rodents also have a nasty habit of gnawing on many things around homes, such as insulation and electrical wiring. This can create the risk of sparking a fire, or damaging foundational materials.
- Rub marks
- Noises in the walls (Squeaking, scratching, etc.)
- Damaged or open food containers
- Heavy smell of ammonia
Common Rats in South Florida
South Florida Rats
Scientific Name: Rattus
Rats, which can be identified by their long noses, longer incisor teeth, and relatively larger sizes. You know them as those messy, disease-ridden vermin that trail urine around your home, gnaw on your valuables, and often just cause expensive structural damage.
They are the more common variety of household pests and are the more feared and disliked of invasive rodent species. However, in South Florida, there are two breeds you need to look out for
Scientific Name: Rattus Rattus
Also known as the black rat, this invasive rat species terrorizes houses with its constant search for food, and drives native rodent species out of their habitats through sheer numbers.
Ironically, they are also known to increase species diversity by driving native rats to other parts of the landscape.
Scientific Name: Rattus Norwegicus
Also known as the brown rat, the Norway rat is the larger of these two species. Unlike its cousin, the Norway rat has been selectively bred for roles such as laboratory rats and pets.
They can usually be found around your cupboards if you stock cereal or oat products, a favored part of their diet. If they are eating your breakfast, you certainly need One Two Tree Rodent Control services.
Common Mice in South Florida
South Florida Mice
Scientific Name: Mus
This variety of household pest can cause lasting structural and psychological damage to the home and its owner due to their constant presence on the property.
With their constant squeaking, scratching at the walls, and invasion of privacy, these filthy animals could possibly spread parasitic insects or make a nest out of your favorite possessions in an attic.
Scientific Name: Mus Musculus
This destructive variety of rodent is ironically the one with the most human social time, being used in both laboratory experiments and often domesticated as pets by humans.
Don’t let that fool you, this variety of mice feed on anything and everything that it can get its grubby little paws on. A deliberate rodent control plan is prescribed infestations.
Mouse & Rodent Control
You’ve seen them around, the usual wooden board, clasp and spring that snap shut once a mouse goes for the bait. But there are other types, such as electric shock devices, glue traps,
Since this sort of pest problem runs a great risk to a homeowner, the best way to deal with an infestation of rodents is to use One Two Tree’s rodent control service. Our technicians specialize in rodent identification and control through the use of specialized baits and traps.
Different Rodent Control Methods
- Traps: Electric, Spring-Bar, or Glue
- Poison: Edible Bait, Powder/Spray Varieties
- Sealing of possible entryways
- Properly sealing food sources
- Specialized bait
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