Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Parrish
If you’ve ever had a rat problem in your home, you know how unsettling it can be. Rats can cause damage to your property, contaminate food, and even spread diseases.
Exterminators Understand Rat Behavior Before we talk about how we exterminate rats, it’s essential to understand their behavior. Rats are nocturnal creatures that are attracted to food, water, and shelter. They enter your home through small cracks and crevices, and once they find an entry point, they’ll keep coming back. Rats also reproduce
quickly, so if you have one rat in your home or commercial facility, you can bet there are more.
Signs of a Rat Infestation
The first step in getting rid of rats is to determine whether or not you have an infestation. Here are some signs we look out for, and you can too!
When customers call us, a common question is, “What does rat poop look like?” Rat droppings look like small, dark pellets that are typically found near food sources or in areas where rats travel
Rats have teeth that never stop growing, so they need to gnaw on things to keep them filed down. Look for gnaw marks on food containers, wires, fascia boards, soffit, and other objects.
Grease or rub marks:
Rats’ bodies produce heavy sebum (body oils) on their fur. This leaves greasy marks on walls and other surfaces where they regularly travel. Rats also dribble urine as they walk, contributing to the
grease marks intensity.
Rats are nocturnal. Most customers report hearing scratching noises in the walls or ceiling at night. This indicates that you should call your friendly exterminator, Rodent Solutions, to remove rats from your attic.
Perform Property Inspection
We must first verify the rodent causing your issue. Then we identify entry points that need rodent exclusion to prevent the infestation from continuing.
Seal Potential Entry Points
We perform a rodent exclusion of all the entry points found on your building to prevent future rodent infestations.
Trap and Remove Rodents
The day of the rodent exclusion, we place traps in the infested area to quickly trap & remove any remaining rodents.
Decontaminate Infested Areas
If needed, we can also decontaminate, sanitize and/or cleanup the feces in your living area or attic. We offer several different options based on need.
Rest Easy with Our Guarantee
We know rodents can't beat our methods. With our Rodent-Free Guarantee, in the unlikely event that we missed an area or a rodent gets through our work, the repair of that area & removal is FREE!
Rats can enter your home through soffit gaps and other entry points. We must identify and seal these rat entry points to prevent them from getting inside. It is vital to ensure that new rats will not continue to get in while dealing with a current or future issue. This process of rat prevention is known as a Rodent Exclusion. The only way to guarantee you have caught all the rats in a home is to seal the openings first to prevent new rodents. Approaching your rat issue in this manner speeds up trapping and assures the only food source is the baited traps. This is the most effective process for complete rat extermination. Our products and methods are carefully selected to be rodent‐proof and with the aesthetics of your home or business in mind.
The newest tool in a rat exterminator’s toolbox is birth control for rats. It’s a fantastic alternative to traditional rodent poison as it disrupts the breeding cycle of rats. An increasing number of our customers are interested in rodenticide‐free rat control. Fertility control for rats is another option. While it will not kill rats, it will stop them from breeding. Rats can reproduce incredibly fast, and this service helps slow down the constant flow of new rats. It’s also a fantastic choice for buildings that cannot have a rodent exclusion performed on them.
Rat exterminators commonly use bait stations for rats to reduce the exterior population of rats. It’s an effective way to cut down rat populations. Bait stations and rodenticides should only be used outside the home. They should also only be used after a rodent exclusion has been performed to prevent rats from dying “inside” the home. Rat traps indoors and rodent bait stations outdoors is the most effective way to cut down rodent populations.
There are pest control companies that “do rats.” Then there are specialists, like our team at Rodent Solutions. We perform thousands of rodent exclusions each year. Prevention is always best, but you’ve found the proper company if you have a rat problem and need the best rat exterminator in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Parrish. We are 5‐Star rated on Google. We’ve won Nextdoor’s Favorite Pest Control Company in 2021 & 2022. We would be excited to be your company of choice.
How much a rat exterminator costs actually depends on many factors. Most homes have a variety of openings that need to be sealed up to prevent rats from getting through. The best bet is to contact us to inspect your pest issue, and we can price it based on your specific need. Be wary of anyone quoting a price without inspecting your home first. A quality rat exterminator knows pricing varies based on the home or business’s specific needs.
Professional Rat Exterminators seal up buildings to prevent rats from gaining entry. Then they trap to catch any rats remaining inside the building. They also might employ other methods to reduce the exterior population, such as rat poison bait stations, birth control stations for rats, and/or recommend habitat modification.