Rats

Ridding Rats from Your Home in Cape Coral, FL

Trust Our Experience and Expertise to Remove Rat Infestations

Rats are some of the smallest nuisance animals in the world, but they, of course can cause major problems once they invade a home or business. Rats are well known for carrying many diseases, including Salmonellosis and, historically of course, Bubonic Plague. There are lots of rats in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, and the most common is the Roof Rat, which is about eight inches long with an eight-inch tail. AAA Wildlife Trapping & Removal Services has a lot of experience in getting rid of these nuisances, so give us a call at (239) 440-7783 for our help.

Get the Rats out of the Attic as Quickly as Possible

You have probably heard the scurrying and scratching in the ceiling or the walls as you lay in bed awake in the wee hours of the night. Rats are climbers, and they will often infiltrate your home and scurry to the attic, the space above your ceiling or stay in the walls. If they are not dealt with quickly, your home could be filled with them. For example, Roof Rats give birth to about five to eight young, and they may have up to four litters a year. Newborns reach independence and reproductive maturity at about three months, and they begin breeding.

Inspect, Repair and Rat-Proof Your Home

AAA Wildlife Trapping & Removal Services will inspect your Lee County, Charlotte County or Collier County home or building thoroughly and determine where the rats are, the best course of action for removal and how they entered the building. We will repair the area where the rats broke in and make sure they will never get in again with our rat proofing. We will follow the signs of rat infestation, including chewed wires, droppings, urine, torn insulation, and stench to find these rodents.

Rat captured in a cage

Preventative Measures Before Infestations Happen

There are some preventative measures you can take before rat infestations become a problem. Keep your home clean and keep food and crumbs away from rats, which includes fruits, grains, pet food and almost any other food. Dry goods like cereal should be kept in sealed metal or glass containers to prevent contamination. Fruits and vegetables should be stored properly and never left in sinks or on counters. Contact us if you have any questions about preventative measures.