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Raccoon Removal in St. Petersburg, FL

In St. Petersburg, Florida you will encounter typically four different species or types of rodents: Roof Rats: Roof Rats, Fruit Rats, Norway Rats, or Black Rats. At 24/7 Wildlife Control we offer trapping of the rats in you St. Petersburg FL home, complete exclusions to seal your home and prevent access by other rats, attic sanitation and restoration.

Trapping rats takes a high level of skill, suburban rats, like the ones you’ll find in your St. Petersburg, Florida home, are highly adept and have learned to be very smart to avoid humans so they can stay in the comfort of your home. At 24/7 Wildlife Control our staff is well trained and knows how to locate the offending rats, their passage ways, their scent trails, their nests, and how to properly bait and trap rats.

Snap traps, the kind you find at your local hardware store are good for one or two rats, but after the first few catches the other rats in the colony learn to avoid your bait and traps, leaving you with still more rats and no solution to your rodent infestation problem. The key to successful rat trapping in St. Petersburg FL is minimizing the scent of humans on the traps and knowing where to put them on the rodent scent trail, a skill that everyone at 24/7 Wildlife Control is taught and exercises frequently because rodents are a common year-round problem in St. Petersburg Florida.

how to get rid of raccoonsRodents in St. Petersburg, Florida are a nuisance, but they can also be a hazard to your home. They will gain access to the smallest spaces, they breed frequently and are known to have litters of rat pups of up to two-dozen at one time, and will cause damage to your home. Rats chew on the insulation in your attic to make the nest, rats will defecate and urinate on every surface of your attic, they will chew on our electrical wires, your home security wires, your air conditioning ductwork, your water piping, and will even chew on your walls to create more or larger access points to your attic. All of this can potentially create dangerous problems to your home and property. Rats also carry diseases, as do their favorite food, insects, and those diseases are left behind in their droppings in your attic and on your insulation.

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