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Rat Removal in your Fort Myers or Naples, Florida Home

January 27th, 2015

Do You Have Rats in Your Fort Myers or Naples Home?

Rats are common invaders of Southwest Florida homes and business. Did you know rats will crawl through the smallest spaces, sometimes holes the size of a quarter, just to enter the interior of your home (mostly to stay warm and to nest)? We’re sure you’re aware of the damage and problems these pests can create in or around your home – their constant gnawing will slowly destroy your home.

There are different types of rats here in Southwest Florida; we will be discussing roof rats, the most common type of rat in Southwest Florida.  Roof rats have been called by many names: citrus rat, palm rat, black rat, ship rat, and house rat.  Typically, when people in Florida think they have mice, they’re usually seeing a litter of roof rats.

Roof rats are mainly found in attics and palm trees, gaining entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, and jumping. Roof rats are attracted to warmth and typically seek shelter in the highest areas of your home. Roof rats can cause the most harm to your property. Finding out the best way to get rid of rats will be a priority to prevent further property damage, should you have rats in or around your home.

The Importance of Rodent Control in Your Fort Myers or Naples Home

Rodent control is imperative in Southwest Florida homes for a few simple, yet significant, reasons.

Rodents carry harmful bacteria and/or diseases: Rodents carry a number of diseases and parasites that are harmful to humans and animals. Rodents can also contaminate your kitchen prep area with their feces, which in turn contaminates your food.

Rodents can cause serious damage to the interior/exterior of your home: Rodents will chew on everything and anything from wires to drywall, and nest in your home’s insulation. Rodents are constantly gnawing and will not stop unless they’re professionally removed.

Professional Rodent Removal Services in Naples and Fort Myers

Rodents thrive where humans live and finding out you have a rat infestation is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The best way to get rid of rats in your attic, home, and/or walls is by hiring a professional wildlife removal expert. If you believe to have rats in your home, a licensed wildlife consultant at Alford Wildlife will remove the nuisance animal, and will also seal off all possible entry points to help prevent a future infestation. When needed, Alford Wildlife can also offer other rodent prevention measures, such as bait station control, decontamination and spot deterrents.  To learn more about our rodent removal services, contact us today!

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