Rodent Control Miami Pest Control
RATS & MICE CONTROL
Like Insects rats and mice are that enter South Florida homes and business is essential for the same basic needs food, water and shelter this is why you rodent control in Miami. Rodents eat the same kinds of foods that most people eat. They will contaminate 10 times the food they eat with their urine, excrement droppings and hair. They can carry as many as 10 different types of diseases to include typhus, bubonic plague, Leptospirosis murine, spirochetal jaundice, rabies, ratbite fever, along with bacterial food poisoning.
Many times rats will bite children while they sleep trying to get the bits of the food on the child that was not washed off before going to bed. Rats and mice will also start fires by chewing on matches and electrical wires in homes and businesses. Norway rats, roof rats and house mice are the most common rodent pests in need of control in Miami and South Florida.
Rodent Control and Exclusion
To help control rodents in Miami and South Florida you can implement the following Rodentproofing procedures:
Rodentproofing or rodent prevention is changing the structure of buildings in order to prevent entry of rats and mice. In considering rodentproofing, you must know the following.
Rats can squeeze through a hole or crack 1/2 inch wide
Mice can squeeze through a 1/4 inch wide hole or crack. If you can push a pencil though it a mouse can go through it too.
Seal or caulk all openings on the exterior of the property.
A rat can climb through the inside of vertical pipes 1 1/2 to 4 inches wide in diameter.
A rat can climb the outside of any vertical pipe up to 3 inches wide in diameter.
Rats can jump up vertically up to 36 inches.
Rats can jump horizontally up to 48 inches across.
A rat can jump 8 feet from a tree to a house from a branch that is 15 feet above the roof.
Rodents can also enter homes through sewer pipes and through toilets.
Areas for rodentproofing are edges of doors, roof vents, windows, ventilation holes in foundations, exhaust fans, and eave vents, holes where pipes enter building.
Effective rodentproofing must block off all possible entry points where rodent can enter thru. Rodents will find breaks in the rodentproofing so frequent inspection are required and repair any breaks promptly. It will also be necessary to trap and eliminate the rodents trapped indoors due to rodentproofing.
Sanitation For Rodent Prevention
Good sanitation is a must factor in rodent control, the elimination of food, water, and harborage for rats and mice can reduce rodent populations quickly.
How to implement good sanitation practices:
Clean up garbage and rubbish.
Properly dispose of garbage (garbage cans with tight fitting lids).
Store foods properly (store foods and refuse indoors in covered, ratproof containers or in ratproof rooms).
Store all pet food or bird seed in rodent proof containers.
Remove nesting places (remove piles of wood, rubbish, trash, junk, boxes, and protected enclosures).
Dry up sources of water. (air conditioning water, leaky fixture, remove tires, planter dishes.)
Pick all fruits and vegetables from garden when ripe so rodents will not feed on them.
Sanitation practices must be implemented with consistency if rodent control is to be effective.