Unfortunately, rat (roof rats, citrus rats or black rats) infestations have become an all too common occurrence in Florida homes and businesses as they seek shelter, food, and a safe harbor to nest and raise their young. These nimble climbers are able to crawl through or chew through the tiniest of openings in a wall or roof and set up shop within garages, storage units, crawl spaces, attics, and wall cavities. Rats also have a hypersensitive sense of smell, so if another rat has ever made a home on your property, a new one can easily sniff the scent out and seek a potential mate – even a small rat infestation can quickly grow out of control resulting in serious health risks and expensive damage to your property.
Although rats are small in size, they can quickly wreak havoc in your home or business and they shouldn’t be underestimated. Rats can carry a range of diseases that include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, rat bite fever, and leptospirosis – all harmful to you, your family, pets, and customers. In addition to scattering fecal droppings and urine everywhere, a major health hazard, rats can easily destroy building material, insulation, electrical wires, air ducts, and even plumbing.
Common rat issues facing Florida homeowners & business owners:
- Shredded insulation
- Fecal droppings
- Chewed electrical wires
- Scratching noises coming from within the walls or attic
- Gnawing through wires and pipes
- Damaged ceilings, walls, and insulation via rat feces and urine
- Using attic and wall insulation as nesting material
Due to the health risks associated with coming into contact with rats, we highly advise the use of an experienced professional animal removal service and never recommend attempting to remove them on your own. DIY traps are hardly effective and won’t resolve the root of the problem. At ASAP Wildlife Removal, our team of professionals will not only trap and remove rat infestations, but we’ll also identify entry points and seal these openings and areas of exposure. We’re also fully equipped to remove, sanitize, and replace attic insulation as part of our full-service attic restoration.
With over 20 years of experience, ASAP Wildlife Removal is your best choice for rat removal near you. We’ll get the job done right the first time.
Rat Removal Near You
If you have a rat problem in your home or business, there’s no time to wait. Give the trained professionals at ASAP Wildlife Removal a call.