Trapper John is your local Rat Exterminator. We have been serving homeowners in Florida and Georgia with expert rat removal and rat control services since 1988. We focus on the total elimination of rats from homes and businesses and prevent re-entry.
The job of a Rat Exterminator involves more than removing rats that inhabit your home or business. It also includes sealing holes that they are currently using to gain access, as well as finding holes that can be potentially used in the future and sealing those as well.
Some typical signs that your home is infested by rodents are: excitement of dogs or cats near particular areas of your walls, scratching or gnawing and / or skittering sounds within walls. Also today., if you notice small pellets or popcorn-like droppings in packages of food gnawed open and chewed paper. Damaged, partially eaten oranges, avocados or other fruits. Signs of gnawing on plastic, wood or rubber materials. Rat droppings are usually signs of significant rat activity. Rat droppings randomly scattered and will normally be found close to a rat feeding location or nearby shelter. They are dark in color, pellet shaped, and about 1/2 inch long.
The two types of rats which exist in urban environments throughout Florida and Georgia are the NORWAY RAT and ROOF RAT.
- The NORWAY RAT is also known as the sewer rat they typically nest in sewers and wharfs by water. They will enter homes located by wharfs by water or through sewers.
- The ROOF RAT is a more common nuisance pest . They will nest in urban areas. They primarily nest in the attic but will also reside in walls, basements, and crawl spaces.
Rats eat almost anything that humans eat. Rats transmit a variety of diseases, as many as 35 . Diseases may be spread: by eating food contaminated by rodent droppings or urine, contact with rat urine, parasites which live on rodents and being bitten by a rodent.
Did you know … Children under 5 years are the most frequent victims with bites to the feet, hands and head, which are the most common.
Rats live 18 to 24 months and reach sexual maturity at 2 to 3 months. They can reproduce as frequently as every 3 weeks bearing as many as 8 to 12 young each time. Rats teeth are harder than iron and their jaws can exert pressures of 24,000 lb. per square inch. The gnawing of rats and mice destroys foundations, doors, molding, insulation, electric wires in attics, plumbing and sewer lines. They can chew into garbage cans, automobiles, priceless works of art and nearly anything else in and around your home or business.
If you find yourself in need of rat control, rat proofing, and removal : CALL TRAPPER JOHN TODAY FOR FREE CONSULTATION 1.800.741.2201.