Rat inspections in Palm Harbor are a daily event here at Creepy Creatures Termite & Pest Control.
The common roof rat (Rattus rattus), also know as black rat, ship rat, tree rat, fruit rat and a few other descriptive names, is common throughout the state of Florida and other southern states.
The roof rat is known as a commensal rodent. Commensal means “lives with man” or “shares man’s table”. These rodents have been living in our homes for thousands of years. As a matter of fact, they depend on humans for their very survival. They are not found out in the forests and fields. They literally live in our homes, barns, sheds, office building, factories, warehouses…and any other place where man brings or grows food!
Roof rats can cause serious damage to homes and commercial structures…including the following:
- They chew on wires causing electrical short circuits, and in some cases, fires!
- They chew on plastic and/or rubber water lines causing serious flooding inside home and offices!
- They bring fleas and other unwanted pests, causing secondary problems that have to be dealt with!
- They are known to spread bubonic plague, typhus, salmonella, dysentery and other serious…sometimes deadly…diseases.
- They contaminate billions of dollars of food and grains worldwide!
Rats are not easy to get rid of once they get into your home. And, because they multiply so rapidly (a litter ever 28 days), it is imperative that you act quickly if you think you might have an infestation in your home. It is NOT something to play around with!
If you think you might have a problem with roof rats…or any other rodent… in or around your home, you should contact a pest management professional who specializes in the removal and eradication of rodents and consult with them as to the best way to eliminate that problem.
At Creepy Creatures Termite & Pest Control, we are Palm Harbor’s master rodents specialists. We can come to your home (FREE INSPECTION and FREE CONSULTATION) and, if you do in fact have a rat problem, we can advise you how best to proceed.
Call us today at 727-488-5657 and ask for me, Dusty Showers. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time!
Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!
PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of YOUR home or office!
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