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
What To Do With A Rat After It Is Caught
After successfully catching a rat, people are often faced with the issue of what to do next. There is more to removing rats in your home than just catching it. If you have caught a rat in your home, there are certain things you will have to consider before going ahead with any activity.
The first thing you will have to consider if you caught a live rat is whether to relocate the rat to somewhere far away from your home or kill it. Secondly, you will have to figure out the best way to handle the rat without having any close contact with it, so as not to put your health at risk. Lastly, you will have to make plans on how to thoroughly disinfect your home.
If you are sensitive to animals, the best way to handle this situation is to choose the humane way by relocating the rat somewhere far away from your home after catching it. But at the same time, you need to understand the fact that the rat might not survive in the new environment you intend to introduce it to. Rats are habitual and are usually accustomed to living in the environment they grow up in. When you relocate any rat you caught, it will find it difficult to feed in the new environment. In most cases, these rats don't usually survive more than a few days.
On the other hand, if you have decided to kill the rat after trapping it, it is best to kill it fast and quickly. The best way to do this is to use either a blunt object that is firm and heavy or use a fire weapon.
While doing all of these, you need to protect yourself as much as you can to avoid getting in contact with diseases and pathogens. To do this, wear a pair of gloves while handling the rat and dispose of them immediately after use.