Rat issues are common in many Florida homes and places of business. In fact, these rats are considered pests throughout the United States and many other areas across the world. Only Antarctica is free from rat problems since these critters cannot survive the cold weather there. Because rat prevention and capturing them is very challenging, many have tried numerous DIY rat removal methods. However, there are still a lot of people who do not realize the dangers of catching these rats on their own.
There are licensed and certified animal removal contractors that can assist you in case you have rat problems on your property. You don’t have to and you shouldn’t do this on your own. Professionals are trained to carry out this task because of the dangers and risks involved in rat removal including the following:
- Rats carry diseases and viruses. Though they probably won’t attack you, there are still reports of rats biting humans and pets. They are not known to be rabies carriers but they can transmit the RBF (rat-bite fever) infection if you get bitten or scratched by a rat. There are also reports of people getting infected by RBF after simply handling a rat.
- DIY methods don’t usually stop your rat problem. You have to find out the entry points of these rats. Seal them down to prevent further rat infestation.
- Rat droppings and urine can cause serious infections and diseases. When necessary, it is best to ask professionals to assist you with the cleanup process because you may also get sick when animal waste is left behind.
By now, you should already know that DIY rat removal is not the best option. If you’re in the Central Florida area, call Animal Wildlife Trappers for Orlando rat removal assistance. Our services are available in Maitland, Sanford, Apopka, Ocoee, and surrounding areas. You may call us at 352-267-0546 to get a free estimate!