Our wildlife experts at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence have been serving residents and businesses for over 20 years. We are a licensed and insured wildlife control company with a team of wildlife experts. We will take care of your rat infestation and deal with them quickly and effectively. For your wildlife problem in Florence, call AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence today!
We handle Florence wildlife removal services like bat control, squirrel removal, raccoon removal, snake removal, skunk removal, rat control, beaver removal, bird control, coyote removal, and even dead animal removal!
Rat Control Florence
Rats can be found almost everywhere and their presence is nothing to dismiss. From rats in the attic to rats in buildings, they are a pest that no one wants. Rats can cause significant damage to homes and businesses in Florence. From destroying insulation to chewing through wiring, rats are not only destructive but also dangerous. They will leave droppings and urine all over which is hazardous when inhaled by your family, friends, employees, and customers.
A rat can chew through wood, metal, and even plastic. These pests will also eat away at the insulation in your Florence home to make space for nesting or use as bedding material. They are also known to cause electric wire short circuits by chewing through the wiring causing a fire hazard!
Aside from their destructive chewing habits, they also pose a health risk through the waste they leave behind (which attracts other pests like roaches and mice). Rat droppings can carry bacteria and transmit diseases which is another danger to your family and pets at home. Rat droppings that have been left behind could be hazardous for those who come into contact with it.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent Florence rats from entering homes or businesses in the first place before it becomes a problem. This might include constructing an exterior fence around residential or commercial properties that is rat-proof as well as implementing pest control measures like rodent traps inside buildings. Rat traps are a good way to get rid of rats; however, professional pest control is the best option if you want to make sure that rats will not be coming back soon or at all.
AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence is happy to help you with your wildlife problems. Give us a call now!
Wildlife Control Services in Florence
The importance of wildlife removal services cannot be overstated, as they are beneficial to all residents in Florence so they can enjoy a safe and attractive community while using these control methods for pest animals such as rats. The use of traps, baiting, and other methods will help to keep the area free from pest animals as well as reduce potential damage done by these pests.
Generally, here’s how we handle wildlife problems in Florence:
- Invest a LOT of time identifying all access points into your house
- Secure all of the entry points
- Use our expert knowledge to skillfully trap and remove your rat infestation
- Decontaminate your attic to remove all of the harmful waste
- Replace insulation (if needed)
- Repair any indoor or exterior damage
If you need to get rid of rats permanently, contact AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence today!
Signs of Rat Infestation
Here are some of the few easy ways to know if you have rats on your property:
- Rats are most active at night, so if you have been hearing scratching noises in the attic and they start at dusk then there is a good chance that rats are involved.
- Similarly, droppings from rats can also be used as an indicator of rat infestation. If you find small pellets around water pipes or in your basement then there is a high likelihood that rats are present.
- If you see any evidence of chewing on electrical wires, insulation, or anything else in the attic area, it’s likely that rats have taken up residence.
- There may also be rat tracks and droppings near areas where food has been spilled; this could indicate a rat infestation.
- If rats are present in your Florence home, then you will likely also see them around the house or yard near any holes they might be using to enter and exit.
For your rat removal in Florence, call AAAC Wildlife Removal today!
Florence Rat Entry Points
South Carolina rodents tend to be very scared of humans, so they try to flee and hide from view as much as possible. They have an outstanding sense of smell, so they are always able to detect potential predators, which is why they usually disappear right before you walk into a room. You are therefore unlikely to catch them in the act of trashing your things.
Florence rats are often considered pests in homes and buildings because of the damage they can cause like chewing on your electrical wiring. Rats are able to find access holes well above ground level because they happen to be excellent climbers. These rodents typically enter a building through gaps around doors and windows, or from holes near the roof line. They will typically only access a home by gnawing on or chewing through something that provides an open entrance into the building, such as a loose board or opening in siding.
These pests can enter your home through small openings, so it’s important to make sure that any holes are sealed. Keep in mind though, Florence rats can chew their way into homes and buildings if they’re hungry enough. Rats are rodents that can contaminate food supplies. They are nocturnal and typically come out to feed at night, hiding in dark places during the day such as sewers or basements. Rats thrive in warm, dark areas such as the attic, crawl space, or basement where they have easy access to water sources.
Rat Infestation Health Risk
Rats are known to have numerous different types of bacteria in their stomachs, which they will then deposit through feces or urine around your home whenever they find an opening. In addition to the dangers of a rat infestation, rats can also spread disease if they come into contact with your family or pets through their droppings or urine.
Rats can transmit the extremely contagious infection called the hantavirus. This health condition can be passed to human beings when they enter locations where they make contact with rat droppings, urine, or nesting materials. You might accidentally touch rat feces or urine, track it into your Florence home on your shoes, and then get these germs onto other surfaces like kitchen counters, doorknobs, and sinks when you clean them up. People tend to think that rat droppings don’t pose a health risk but they actually do.
This threat makes it essential to control your rat infestation. If you venture into a rat-infested attic with animal waste, or you have a water leak that spreads through rat urine or droppings, the hantavirus can end up being aerosolized and enter your lungs with the oxygen you take in.
Damage Caused by Rat Infestation
A rat infestation can cause a lot of destruction to your Florence home. It doesn’t take rats long to destroy your roofing system, sheetrock, and insulation. Florence rats have teeth that grow continuously, so they must grind them down constantly. They can also damage your electrical wires or gas lines as they try to access food, water, and risk-free and comfortable sleeping spots.
Here are the primary types of destruction and hazard that they cause:
- Chew through water pipes: Rats will certainly chew on metal pipes to grind their teeth down, and through PVC pipes to access water from the line. A wildlife control program reduces this risk.
- Water leaks: If you fail to control a rodent infestation, it’s no surprise that you could have a leaking pipe or a complete blow damp spot forming in your Florence house.
- Chew through wires: Rats can chew through wires and disrupt insulation systems causing significant damage. Wires are an additional vulnerable target for rats with teething issues. A rat’s front teeth don’t stop growing, so they need to consistently grind them down.
- Fire Risk: When rats chew through wires, you run a high risk of fire from shorts.
- Contaminate food: Rats can also contaminate food sources by carrying the bacteria from contaminated foods back to their nests and living areas.
Don’t wait – take action today! If you suspect rats are infesting your property, call AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence now!
Rodent Pest Control Procedure
Inspection is an essential component of rodent control programs. We ensure that your home is thoroughly assessed by our Florence rodent control team. To begin with, it is important to figure out precisely how these rats and mice have been gaining access.
Our Florence wildlife pest control program includes inspecting your attic, roof, pipes, walls, yard, and structure for spaces and openings that rodents could enter. Additionally, we check nearby trees, bushes, and poles where rats may climb in order to get access to the roof. By the time we have identified these risk factors and access points during our quick inspection, we will know where rodents have gained entry to your Florence house.
2. Rat and Mice Exclusion
Now that our Florence wildlife pest control team has located your home’s hotspots and access points, we know exactly how your rats, or mice, have been getting in and out. Did you know that a rat can squeeze through a gap an inch in diameter? In order to provide an effective rodent service, it is crucial to seal these holes and openings before taking any action. In many cases, steel wire mesh has proven to be a successful solution for this kind of wildlife problem. Mesh like this secures the openings around vents while controlling access for wildlife. We use steel mesh made of solid, galvanized steel, which can not be damaged by rodents.
3. Rat Extermination and Removal
Having made sure that no new rats or pests can get in, we can now move on to the main wildlife pest control procedure. There is no technique that can be both reliable and humane to treat a rodent problem, so the use of snap traps is utilized when we need to quickly and effectively control an issue with rats in your Florence house. The skills that our Florence wildlife control experts have developed over years of wildlife trapping and control have allowed us to know what techniques are most effective, where to place the traps, and what bait to use. We are a licensed and insured wildlife control company and we follow all state regulations in South Carolina when it comes to rat extermination.
Our Florence wildlife control company does not use poisons for pest control, especially inside your home. Poison or any other method that uses toxic chemicals is never a good idea in a home or environment where your family and pets reside. It is a completely unnecessary risk! Also, poisons cause rodents and rats to seek water desperately and this will put your water lines at risk.
4. Waste Decontamination
If our Florence wildlife control job is done, it can be that your rats are gone, but the danger is not. The disease can be transmitted from rats to humans through rat waste. Besides being unpleasant, it is also annoying! Rat droppings, urine, and nesting materials need to be properly eliminated and disinfected. This is an important step because if we skipped it, you would have a biological time bomb in your attic, walls, and cellar. Following the rodent removal process, our wildlife control team sanitizes your home properly using personal protective equipment and special chemicals to completely remove the odor as well as the rat droppings.
5. Damage Repair
Rats have probably trashed your Florence home and attic. Infestations are a problem, your insulation may have been destroyed, your pipes could have been damaged, your wires may have been chewed through, or your HVAC system may have been ruined. Fortunately, AAAC Wildlife Removal professionals are very well trained and talented at any wildlife control work like maintaining and repairing wildlife damage. You can count on us to restore your Florence house to the condition it was in before!
For any wildlife issue you may encounter, AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence has a solution for you! Contact us now for a consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
What company gets rid of rats?
If you need to remove a domestic animal from your home, then you should call your local or Florence County animal services for your dog or cat problems. However, if you need to remove wildlife from your property, you would certainly need Florence wildlife pest control services.
Wildlife control experts will handle any Florence wildlife removal problem you may have. If you have a bat problem or you need animal control services for rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, birds, snakes, and other wild animals, wildlife pest control companies in Florence will take care of them.
What is the most effective way to get rid of rats?
Using effective wildlife trapping methods will help to effectively get rid of rats. There are many effective methods available, such as one-way doors or snap traps that can resolve rat infestations. Snap traps are effective when you have large numbers of rats in your Florence area or only small populations that can be difficult to find with other methods. Traps are effective at catching Florence rats. Traps can be set up in locations where you have seen rat activity, or near potential points of entry like a hole in the wall.