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Tampa Rat Removal

RAT & MOUSE INFORMATION: The common rat here in Tampa is the Roof Rat, which is also called the Citrus Rat, or Fruit Rat, or Black Rat. They are very common in cities. Adults usually weigh about 10 oz, with an 8-inch body and an 8-inch tail. They are nocturnal. They spend most of their lives off the ground, in trees and in buildings. They eat a varied diet of most anything they can get. Rats breed constantly, and numbers can multiply quickly. Rats rarely live more than a year. Mice aren't that common.

These are the most common complaints about rats in Tampa:

  • Rats scurrying through ceiling or walls.
  • Rats entering living space.
  • Rats contaminating food.
We frequently deal with Tampa rats and rarely mice. We are not an extermination company or a regular pest control company, and we would never attempt to poison rats. We physically trap and remove rats and we provide a permanent solution via prevention techniques. Call us any time at 813-404-7033 and we'll take care of your rat problem!

We Handle These Animals (Click Any Below Critter For More Info)
  Raccoon     Squirrel     Rat / Mouse     Opossum     Armadillo     Snake     Bat     Pigeon     Dead Animal
About Our Company
We operate a professional wildlife removal company operating in the Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater and Saint Petersburg. We specialize in the humane removal of wild animals from buildings and property. We commonly remove animals from attics, provide bat control and rat control, and also general wildlife trapping and repair and prevention services. We are fully licensed and insured, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 813-404-7033
Tampa Bay Rat and Rodent Control Emails:
To Whom It May Concern: I live in North-Eastern part of Tampa, Florida.  We hired a pest control company who is exterminating a rat infestation we have with traps in the attic and poison on the ground. The problem is I had to buy a Shop Vac for them to use to clean up the droppings. I had a HEPPA filter put on it and cleaned it out with chlorine bleach. the Shop Vac uses bags for dry pickup. My problem is that I paid them nearly $1,600.00 and all they are going to do is trap them and try to find their points of entry and seal them. I've got to decontaminate. You guys seem to know about this and I don't know anyone in this area that does it. I am a disabled veteran otherwise I'd attempt it because I was a Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Warfare Specialist in the Marines. I just don't have the protective gear and so forth. I have a long time or large rat problem and didn't know it until recently. I can send photos of the large amount of feces we vacuumed up if you want, but decontamination has always been a must even in the military. This is why I am so surprised that it is so hard to find anyone that does the decontamination like you! If you know of anyone in my area that perform this service through your profession I would appreciate a name or something. Thank you for any assistance you can give. I recently had surgery and am a 100% Disabled Veteran so I am home all the time unless I have a doctor's appointment. You can reach me at my cell phone if I am not home. I am enclosing some photo's of my attic and the feces left by the rats. They are the Roof Rats according to the pest control company. I have enough medical problems from the military. I don't need to catch something from these rats too. Please help, you seem like one of the few that know what needs to be done to TOTALLY do the job! Any suggestion would be invaluable. Even if there is a chemical that could help like the Urine-Gone Product on TV, or the name of the chemicals and I might be able to get it through a store in Inverness called U-Kill-Em. Thank you for anything at all. Respectfully, William

Information about Florida rats:
What Kind Of Damage Do Rats Cause In An Attic?

What equipment is needed to trap a rat?
Good news for people who want to get rid of rats is that market will provide them many different kinds of traps, poisons as well as repellents for driving these rodents away, but in case you donít want to hurt the animal in this procedure, then options are definitely limited and you should be very much careful here. However, where there is a will there is a way and sometimes it is all about finding a way using your own resources and creativity. Rat traps, which are available in markets, are generally lethal and focus upon killing the animal so it is better that you should try to use some other options. Interesting point to mention here is that you can make traps at home using some simple things which are available in the kitchen all the time. In this section, we will focus upon some easy traps, which you can make at home for capturing rats.

Trap using spoons and bucket
Yes, you will only need a large bucket and one spoon as well as a small supply of peanut butter. All that you need to do is to put some peanut butter on the handle of spoon and place it on countertop in a balanced position with bucket exactly placed underneath it. When rat will try to get peanut butter it will fall in the bucket along with spoon and you will get capable of catching it safe without bringing any harm.

Cardboard and bucket
In case you simply donít like the idea of rat touching silverware or any of your shelves, then donít worry because you can also make a trap similar to the one mentioned above by using different materials such as cardboard, roll of toilet paper etc.

Glass and coin
You can also use a glass and coin for capturing the animal. It is very simple and free of any complication as all that you need to do is to put peanut butter inside glass and stabilize it upon a nickel coin. When the mouse will try to get peanut butter glass will fall and animal will be trapped inside. Here, balancing the glass properly is very much important and you should be spot on with it.

What to do after catching the rat?
Now you have successfully captured the animal the most difficult point is to decide that what should be done with it? in case you are thinking about relocating the animal, then keep in mind that once the animal is successful in marking its territory, then it will be capable of returning to home again and again unless you locate it to somewhere far from where it should not be capable of finding the home.