Breaking News: Florida Rat Infestations
Since the beginning of time Florida has dealt with its share of rats but as of late 2017 & so far in 2018 we have seen it go from manageable to Severe. This is not a scare tactic and something that should not be taken lightly. Florida has 5 Cities that rank nationally for having the highest rat infestations out of 15 Cities throughout the United States. Miami & Fort Myers rank in the top 5 of the US with Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville trailing not far behind. These numbers are unprecedented and have never been seen throughout Florida History.
Miami Ranks 3rd most Rat Infested City in the US
Our Rodent Removal Miami Branch has seen this influx & now even the local news is getting involved trying to warn people of the things to look out for. Miami is now considered the 3rd most rat infested city in the United States. Rat control in Miami has really taken a toll on local businesses including restaurants being shut down, movie theaters, and even hospitals with cases of kids being bitten while in their hospital beds. With Miami being the 2nd most populated city in FL, there are a lot of factors that come into play with this recent influx of rat activity. One is that a lot of the homes surrounding downtown Miami are older raised homes which means that rats could be nesting and procreating right underneath your feet and you might not know it. Rats can Reproduce approximately EVERY 6 weeks with litters of 10 or more at a time. Those 10 or more newborns can reproduce at around 6 weeks which means that 10 rats could potentially reach numbers over 100 in a 6 week time frame.
Hurricane Irma VS Florida’s Unprecedented
We believe that one of the bigger more recent culprits in this FL Rodent Control Infestation is likely due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The high volume of debris definitely played a role creating more abundant nesting areas throughout the Pinellas, Hillsborough and greater Miami Dade, Broward Counties. Rats are considered survivors so the best thing to do if you live in any of these Florida areas is get with us or another qualified local rodent removal company to help get this population under control. First, get your home or business inspected for rodent prevention to ensure that there are no easy access areas for rats. Next, we suggest talking to all you neighbors and educating them on this situation to get them on board to help with population control. Considering the reproductive rate, it only take one home, business, or dilapidated structure to overwhelm a neighborhood with this type of rat infestation.
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Helping our Florida Neighbors
A-Team Trappers and Rodent Removal Specialists have all the answers and would be more than happy to do a free, no obligation inspection of your home or business. We have answers to any and all rat removal issues whether it be in Fort Myers, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa, or St. Petersburg. This is what we do day in and day out with a great team and reputation to ensure full wildlife solutions. Through the educational channels, vast experience, and 100% success rate for any problem solving scenarios we are the best at our craft. We have been awarded with Super Service – Angie’s List, Best of Home Advisor, and ranked in Florida top animal removal companies. Join the A-Team and let us show you what great service looks like and how we can keep you and your family safe from these pesky critters.
Things to look for around your property that could attract rats to your backyard
- Tree or brush debris in the yard
- Water Sources (buckets or containers)
- Overhanging Trees above the roof
- Crawl Space Vents
- Fruit Trees
- Food sources such as bird feeders, cat food, or dog food