Bugs are one thing, but Rats running around your backyard, home or business are another. Don’t let something like rats cause you emotional and physical stress. Apex Pest Control Inc.™ specializes in rat extermination. We’ll stop the problem quickly while also giving you the peace of mind of knowing that we handle rat extermination in a safe way.
Signs of Infestation
You may sense that rats have found their way into your home. You may even periodically see rats in your yard. But how do you really know that you have a rat problem? What signs of rat infestation should you be looking for?
Start by listening. You may hear scratching sounds in your walls or you may hear the soft sound of scurrying noises across your ceiling. You may even hear scratching sounds emanating from air conditioner vents in your ceilings. These sounds won’t usually be overwhelming, so stop and pay attention to even faint noises that are unusual.
Look for signs like burrows or nests in your attic. If you see any gnaw marks on wood, they are strong signs that you have a rat problem. Also, rat droppings are one of the surest signals that rats have entered your home and have made themselves comfortable.
Here in Florida, we primarily see two different kinds of rats. First, we see Norway rats, which are the burrowing type of rats who build nests outside the walls of homes or along the edges of patios and sidewalks. You’re more likely to see these types of rats outside in your yard than to hear them in your attic or inside of walls.
The second type we see are roof rats. Roof rats do opt to live in attics, rafters, eaves, and roofs, and you’re more likely to hear than to see this type of rat. When we talk about listening for signs of rat infestation, you’re really listening for signs that roof rats are in your walls or attic.
Need help identifying rat tracks? These pests are fairly easy to find because they like to establish specific paths. Once established, they rarely stray from these paths.
Look for four- or five-toed back footprints as well as urine stains or droppings. Once you find them, you can rest assured that you’ve found an established path that rats are using.
How Rats Get Into Homes
Wondering how rats get inside homes in the first place? This is a common issue for homeowners, and there are multiple ways for rats to get inside of homes. First, keep in mind that rats can fit inside very small openings — including holes that are just the size of a quarter. They often find these openings in gable vents, crawl space vents, pipe entry holes, roof joints, loose siding and in similar spots.
Once you’ve answered the question of how to rid your home of rats, the next step is to close up these openings so that rats don’t get inside your home in the first place. Over time, making sure there are no openings for rats is the best way to ensure you keep your home rat-free.
How Rat Removal Service Works
We perform exclusion techniques to keep rodents out and trap existing rodents in safe, child-proof boxes.
We’ll rat-proof your home or business from top to bottom. Rat poison or rat traps will help us catch the rodents and keep them out for good.
We’ll be happy to talk to you about the different solutions we offer to exterminate the rats. The most important step is making sure all entrances are blocked off to keep rats from entering your building.
Who Can Benefit From Rat Rodent Control?
Anyone in Florida with a rodent problem can benefit from a rat removal service. However, this is even more crucial for different businesses, restaurants and hotels. The hospitality industry is a driving force behind the state’s economy, and we want to keep your business going strong throughout the entire year. Help your employees stay productive and happy in your work environment by hiring a rat exterminator, and keep your customers coming back with a clean environment.
Families in Florida should also hire a rat removal company if they notice a problem in their house or backyard. Unsealed areas from water damage, decay or even just old age can provide the perfect places for rats to slip into your home. Until you hire someone to find all those places where rats are thriving in the Florida heat, you’ll still have a problem on your hands.
Rat Removal Company
You can try to remove rats by yourself, but it’s difficult to prevent them from coming back without the services of a professional rat exterminator. That’s where we come in. We have a proven process to not only remove the existing rats from your home or business but also keep them from ever coming back.
We’re a family-owned business providing safe, trusted pest solutions for over 30 years. What we do isn’t just a job. We have a whole team of professionals who have made a career with Apex Pest Control. We’re always committed to staying focused on our customers. We won’t leave until a job is done fully to our customer’s satisfaction.
We won’t sell you things you don’t need. We provide fair and honest service and estimates, so you always know what kind of service you’re getting without any hidden fees. Don’t waste time trying to exterminate rats yourself. Call Apex Pest Control today at 1-866-675-4070 or fill out our form to learn more.