Miami-Dade County, Miami Rat Control Situation:
I have rats and more of them now. I paid an animal control company alot of money, called them back multiple times and still had problems so i finally gave up even though they had a "lifetime garantee". I am going to look carefully at who i get help from as thousands of dollars on my budget is sorely missed. So Why do all these other places that you recommend have the same pictures and ads/ how are you all connected? Valerie
I recommend companies that I have spoken to personally. What company did you hire? If they gave you a guarantee, they should honor it.
Hello, Approx 5 years ago, I moved into a 20+ yr old, 3 level condo with finished basement. Shortly after moving in, I came home to find a dead mole lying in living room (main level). I also used to own a cat, whom I'm sure spent the day playing with the mole before it met its maker. That was the one & only rodent I have seen since living here - however - every winter, and in the same location of my basement wall, I hear scratching & gnawing. It comes & goes. I'm guessing it is probably a mole. The annoying sound is coming from near the baseboard and I'm on a concrete slab. I have sheetrock walls. Will it eventually dig its way through my wall? I reluctantly purchased a RID-X plug-in and that's not working. Any suggestions? Valerie
I'm not sure what animal is causing that scratching. Rats and mice tend to try to break in during cold weather.
Miami Rat Control Tip of The Week
How Deep Do Rats Dig Holes Or Burrow Under Houses?
Asides from being a very smart animal with a high sense of adaptability, rats are keen diggers. With their dexterous paws and strong teeth, they can chew through plastic, wood, and even aluminum. This clearly shows how much of a good digger these rodents are. Also, if you have holes around your house, these rodents might be responsible for creating them.
Maybe you have rats digging holes or burrows under your house and you have always wanted to know how deep these holes are. The fact is these excellent diggers can dig holes as long as 3 feet and as deep as 18 inches. This digging skill allows them to create deep burrows and holes under your home
Due to their smart nature, rats don't just dig burrows and holes blindly. They dig with plans and prepare for the worst-case scenario by creating one or two exit points apart from the entry hole, in case they are attacked by a predator. Therefore, if you see a rat hole or burrow around your house, you must look around to find its exit hole. Unlike the entry hole which is usually clean and free from dirt, rats usually use thatches of grass to conceal their exit holes. This simply means you have to look around carefully to find it.
While examining these holes and burrows, you need to be very careful and avoid moving too close to it. Snakes or any other harmful animal could also be inhibiting the hole. If you have to dig in the hole or make close contact, make sure you are well protected.