Guaranteed Rodent and Squirrel Removal in Florida and Georgia
Trapper John has been your leading source for rat control in Florida and Georgia since 1988. We focus on the total elimination of rats from homes and businesses and prevent re-entry.
Rat control is not just about removing the rats that inhabit your home or business. It’s about removing the current ones and 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 the excitement of dogs or cats near particular areas of your walls, scratching or gnawing and/or skittering sounds within walls. Also you may notice small pellets or popcorn-like droppings, packages of food gnawed open, chewed paper or damaged, partially-eaten oranges, avocados or other fruits.
You may see signs that rats have been gnawing on plastic, wood or rubber materials. Rat droppings are usually signs of significant rat activity. Rat droppings randomly scatter 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 the 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 as many as 35 diseases. Diseases may be spread by eating food contaminated by rodent droppings or urine, coming in contact with rat urine or parasites which live on rodents and being bitten by a rodent.
Did you know children under 5 years old are the most frequent victims? Bites to the feet, hands and head are the most common.
Rats live 18 to 24 months and reach sexual maturity at two to three months. They can reproduce as frequently as every three weeks, bearing as many as 8 to 12 young each time. Rat’s teeth are harder than iron and their jaws can exert pressures of 24,000 pounds 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 a free consultation at 800-741-2201.
Are you hearing activity in your attic just before sunrise that wakes you up in the morning? If so, chances are that you have a family of squirrels nesting in your attic.
In need of squirrel removal or squirrel proofing? Call Trapper John today and end your squirrel problem once and for all.
A squirrel in your attic can cause serious problems in your home on top of the diseases they carry. A squirrel can chew through the wires in your attic, creating a fire hazard, and they create a nasty mess in your insulation with their urine which can stain your ceiling and create a horrible smell throughout the house. Squirrels are also known carriers of several diseases such as rabies, tick fever, and Powassan virus. These are very dangerous diseases and if not treated can be severe and even deadly.
Who should you call to remove squirrels in a home or business and proof the structure so they don’t come back? We recommend you call a licensed and professional rodent removal company. Many exterminators state that they can remove the squirrels but they may use poisons, and they don’t seal the holes where the squirrels entered.
Trapper John removes the squirrels that are in your home or business by using Havahart® live traps and will take it one step further and proof your home or business. We will check all holes where the squirrels or other rodents can enter, and seal them to prevent future problems. We even back our work with a one-year written guarantee.