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
Where Do Rats Live During The Summer?
Rodents have been able to colonize most of the earth's habitats. Different species of mice and rats are found from warm deserts to tropical mountains. Polar zones are considered the only place without rodents.
During summer, their survival instinct takes rats to shelter in place in which food is abundant and easy to get. The favorite places for rats are country houses and barns that provide them plenty of food. On the other hand, in the cities, most of the rats live in sewers where they feed on fruit, meat, and bread residues that are discarded in the garbage.
The Urban Plague
Rodents are big and repulsive. The two most known species are the gray rat or sewer rat, (Rattus Norvegicus), and the black rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus). Although there are different species, they are both characterized by their lack of hygiene, as they live in filthy areas.
These creatures have the ability to acclimatize in urban environments because with the arrival of summer, they reproduce and start to invade people's homes to find food and shelter. Rats are among the animals that proliferate the most during summer since proper conditions for the pups' development are warm and dry conditions.
Rodents will look for food and residues left on the floor. Also, places with plenty of holes and clutter. From a small crack in the wall to a space behind the fridge or the washing machine, these will be perfect places for a rodent to find refuge to save its food, live comfortably, and reproduce.
To prevent invasion problems, it is advisable to call a specialist in pest control. Proper rat extermination should be combined with actions such as tightly closing garbage cans, cleaning of the house, and other preventive measures.