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Rats can squeeze through cracks ½ inch wide; mice, ¼ inch wide. Any place a pencil can be poked, a mouse can go. Rats can jump 36 inches straight up and 48 inches straight ahead.

Rat Control

Roof rat

Roof Rat

Norway rat

Norway Rat

House Mouse

House Mouse

Rat control is important in Florida because both rats and mice are serious health risks. They can carry at least 10 different kinds of diseases including bubonic plague, murine typhus, rabies, ratbite fever, and bacterial food poisoning. Mice and rats may ruin 10 times as much food as they eat. Rats have been known to bite sleeping children while trying to get bits of food that were not washed off before going to bed. As if that weren't enough, many fires have been started by rats and mice gnawing on electrical wires.

Rat control in Florida includes primarily the roof rat, and the Norway rat. Mouse control focuses primarily on the house mouse. While these rodents may look similar, they are really very different creatures.

Norway rats are burrowers and often dig in rubbish and under buildings or concrete slabs. Roof rats are climbers and prefer to nest off the ground. They thrive in attics, roof spaces, palm trees, and ornamental shrubbery. They can be quite destructive in attics, gnawing on electrical wires and rafters. House mice usually live outdoors, but will occasionally migrate into structures. In houses, they tend to live behind walls and in cabinets and furniture. House mice typically have 5-6 young per litter and up to 8 litters per year. That's a lot of mouths to feed!

Can't I Just Set a Few Traps?
Yes you can. You might even catch a rat or a mouse occasionally. In the meantime however, hidden in the roof or the walls, the rodent population may be exploding. Rodent control depends on understanding the adversary. The lifecycle, the habits, the preferences and the biology. It also helps to have a solid understanding of Integrated Pest Management. Are you prepared for all that?

A Better Solution
Wouldn't you rather have the fast, thorough rat control that a professional can provide? After all, they have better knowledge, better training, and better technology. Russ Frank is just such an expert. Russ owns and manages Florida Bug Inspectors. Russ has 25 years of experience controlling all kinds of Florida pests, including rodents. He holds every major pest control certification. If you have a rodent problem, Russ can provide rat control. He can eliminate rats and mice from your property quickly and safely.

Join Your Neighbors, Protect your Loved Ones
Join the thousands of satisfied customers who have trusted Russ to solve their pest control problems. Contact Russ of call 813-727-4758.

Rat control services are offered in: Apollo Beach, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Drew Park, Egypt Lake, Forest Hills, Gibsonton, Land o' Lakes, Lutz, New Tampa, North Tampa, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Seminole Heights, South Tampa, Sulphur Springs, Seffner, Tampa, Tampa Heights, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town and Country, USF area, Valrico, Wellswood, Wesley Chapel, Ybor City …and all areas in between.


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