Roof rats are the most common rats rooting around your Tallahassee home for food and shelter, but Norway rats are a problem in North Florida too. Your home offers the perfect hiding spot for unwanted rats to come and intrude. These rodents seek shelter from either the harsh elements outside, predators, or possibly even a place to give birth to their young. Because they have such a need to find lodging, they will stop at nothing to get in, which could prove disastrous for you.

What Is a Rat Exterminator?

Exterminators are state-licensed technicians trained to kill insects and pests using chemical products, baits, and traps. They apply solutions to interior and exterior spaces of homes, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other structures.

Exterminators must know the biology, habits, and habitats of insects and rodents to stop pests from causing damage or ease the fears of property owners. They create a plan of action that typically involves repeated chemical applications to treat areas where pests are active.

What Is a Wildlife Control Operator?

Wildlife control operators understand everything about wildlife, especially those that become a nuisance to property owners. They are certified and trained in methods to prevent, remove, and exclude wildlife and rodents. Wildlife control operators avoid using chemicals and toxic products that kill animals, as they are unethical, inhumane, and rarely provide long-term solutions.

Instead, wildlife removal experts focus on a process that consists of inspection, removal, repairs, and exclusions. They follow all local, state, and federal laws regarding threatened and endangered species.

Pest Solutions They Provide

Exterminators use various methods to get rid of rodents, with rodentcides and rat traps typically being the first line of treatment. Each pest may require a different type of pesticide.

Wildlife control operators use various methods to eliminate and prevent pest activity. “Control” refers to how they manage each pest species using long-term solutions. The primary treatments are safe and humane traps, one-way valves, and exclusions. Wildlife control operators determine why pests are in your home.

Rat Control and Exclusions

Exterminating the current rat population in your house leaves you vulnerable to future rats. Rats are incredibly flexible, and most of them can easily enter through a hole the size of a quarter.

Exclusions are methods to change your environment to make it less likely that wildlife will choose your property for food, water, or shelter. Exclusions are where you get the most value because they get to the root of the problem. Experts figure out why pests are there, then eliminate those reasons so they do not return.

Exclusions include sealing all entry points, at any size, to your home or office. Wildlife like to use roof ridges, chimneys, vents, soffits, and eaves to access your attic or another warm spot inside your property. Most wildlife will find a small hole and make it bigger, even if that means breaking pieces of your home.

Critter Control Rat Removal

At Critter Control, we provide total solutions to your rat problems. We look for droppings, gnawed wires and wood, torn insulation, and smudge marks along their pathways. Our main approach for rat control is to set rat traps. Depending on the severity of the infestation, the process takes approximately seven to ten days. Once the rat infestation is under control, we install exclusion devices to protect your home. Holes that leave your premises vulnerable are sealed, wires and insulation fixed, and a process of cleaning and sanitation takes place.