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With our sunny beaches and warm climate year round Miami is one of the most sought out places to live. Unfortunately with a growing population that also means more waste which means more Rodents. Rats and Mice reproduce very quickly so if you suspect you have a problem it’s important to get it resolved before it turns into an infestation. Our staff are experts and are here to help. We begin by:
- Performing a full structural inspection
- Examine feces, grease stains, and chew marks
- Provide photo and video evidence of our findings
- Offer a clear and concise resolution
- Seal all entry points with rodent-proof materials
- Lay traps to eliminate the threat
- Repair damage and replace soiled insulation
- Rodent-proof your home to keep pests out
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Rat Extermination and Mice Removal Services in Miami is Our Area of Expertise
The best way to get rid of rats and mice is through a combination of exclusion and trapping.
- Mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime
- Rats can fit through a hole the size of a quarter
- We install rodent-proof materials to block entry points
- After the building is sealed properly we will set traps.
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“I kept hearing scrapping noises in my house and found food remains on the floor. I called Reliable Animal Removal in the AM and Chris was there within the hour since he was in the area! After checking the house inside and out he discovered I had a rat! He put baited traps around and by the next morning my problem was dead in a trap.! He was very professional and removed the problem immediately.”
How do I know if I have a Rodent Problem?
If you suspect you have a Rodent problem you probably do. Here is how you can tell if you a mouse or rat infestation:
- Rat droppings are uniformed oval shape about the size of a tic tac
- Mouse droppings are similar to rats but much smaller
- Typically entry points will have distinct grease stains
- Rodents can be very loud when running in the attic space and scratching at the ceiling. They are actually often mistaken for larger animals.
- Chew marks and ripped up pieces of paper are an indicator of rodent activity.
Can Rodents Damage my Home?
In the United States Rats cause roughly $20 Billion in property damage to businesses and Homes each year. An unchecked Rat infestation can take a tremendous toll on your wealth as well as your health.
- Rodents can chew through electrical wires igniting fires
- Feces and urine soaked insulation needs to be replaced
- Rodents can be host to other parasites such as fleas and mites
- Rats and Mice are wildly known to carry diseases
Reliable Animal Removal Technicians Are Experts In Rodent Removal
Have you ever been peacefully laying in your bed at night and heard a rumbling in your ceiling? Chances are you have a rodent problem. There are several species of Rodents in Miami but the most common suspects are the big three. The House Mouse, the Roof Rat and the Norway Rat.
- The common House Mouse can grow up to 7″ and have large black eyes. The droppings can be up to a “1/4 in length and about the size of a rice grain.
- The Roof Rat are the most common type of Rat in South Florida and can grow up to “8 in length with a “10 in tail.
- The Norway Rat is the behometh of the bunch and can grow up to an astounding “18 in in length. They are commonly know as the “sewer rat” They have large pill shaped feces and can reproduce up to 7 liters per year with up to 12 pups per liter. If food is scarce they have been known to cannabalise each other. Fun Fact a group of Rats is know as a “Mischief.”
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Insulation soiled with rodent feces and urine needs to be treated and or completely removed and replaced.
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Why do I have Rats?
A Rat infestation can stem from many different reasons. Scarity of food or poor sanitation can drive rats towards your home. The attic space of a home provides a warm safe enviroment for rats to raise there young in. Rats are typically nocturnal and will travel at night by the power lines that are connected to directly to roofs. Once on the roof they will often find a construction gap in the eaves of a home and will have a direct entrace into the attic space. Rats will need to exit the attic space for food on a daily basis but they have a fantastic memory and will easily remeber to how to return to their new home.
Selling Rats Out of Homes and Businesses Throughout South Florida
Do you live in the Miami-Dade area and have rats in your house? Does it sound like there’s a party going on in your attic at night? Scratching noises, scurrying, and even the sound of a ball rolling are all signs that you may have unwanted visitors. Reliable Animal Removal Inc has decades of experience in rodent control. Our staff has the knowledge and implementation skills to eliminate your current rat, infestation and protect your home against future infestations.
Rats are extremely savvy and intelligent animals. They can avoid predators on the ground by traveling on cable and electrical wires. Construction gaps in a house’s eaves and soffits are often common areas of access for rats. Eliminating these entry points with weather and animal-proof materials can help prevent Rats from getting into your house. If you suspect you have a problem, give us a call today at 786-712-5527 and ask about Rat Removal and proofing services.
Overall, identification markings of rats are crucial for pest control experts and homeowners to identify and eliminate rat infestations. By understanding the physical characteristics of rats, individuals can take the necessary steps to prevent rat invasions and protect their homes and businesses.
Rats are typically medium to large-sized rodents, ranging in size from 6 to 18 inches in length. They have slender, elongated bodies and pointed snouts. These features make them easily distinguishable from mice.
Rats also have distinctive facial markings. Many species of rats have a white or grayish patch of fur on their chin or chest. Some species also have markings around their eyes or on their forehead, making them easily recognizable.
Rats are nocturnal creatures and are often most active at night. They are also social animals as well and tend to live in groups or colonies. Rats are known for their ability to climb and burrow, and they can be found in a variety of habitats such as sewers, buildings, and outdoor areas.
Habitat of Rats in South Florida
Rats are a common pest found in urban and suburban areas of Miami, Florida. They are known to thrive in a variety of habitats, including homes, buildings, parks, and other areas with access to food, water, and shelter.
In urban areas, rats often make their homes in sewers, underground tunnels, and other dark and hidden spaces. They are also known to nest in attics, basements, and crawl spaces of buildings, where they can easily access food and water sources.
Rats are particularly attracted to Miami because of its high humidity and warm temperatures. They are also drawn to areas with plenty of garbage and food waste, making residential areas and commercial districts prime habitats for these pests.
Rats are nocturnal so they tend to be most active at night. They are fast runners and agile climbers, making it easy for them to move quickly between different areas and find new sources of food and shelter.
Rat Health Concerns
If you suspect a rat infestation in your home, it’s important to take immediate action to eliminate the problem and prevent potential health risks.
Rats can contaminate food and water sources by urinating and defecating on them. This can lead to the spread of diseases such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause severe gastrointestinal problems.
The presence of rats can also trigger allergic reactions in some individuals. Rat hair, urine, and droppings can cause respiratory problems, including asthma attacks, especially in people who are already sensitive to allergens.
Rats are also known to carry and spread diseases such as Salmonella, Hantavirus, and Leptospirosis, which can be transmitted to humans through their droppings, urine, and saliva. These diseases can cause severe illness and even death in some cases. Therefore, if you suspect a rat infestation in your home, it’s important to take immediate action. Contact one of our specialists now for a free consultation.
Contact Reliable Animal Removal Inc– Miami’s Rodent Control Experts
The moment you suspect you have a Rat or Mouse problem you should contact a professional rodent extermination company. Call 1-786-712-5227 to talk with our friendly staff today. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. has years of experience in rodent control, prevention, and repair.
Reliable Animal Removal Control Service Area
Reliable Animal Removal Inc is a wildlife control and prevention company based in Miami, FL. For over 15 years, we have helped individual home owners, property managers, commercial business and municipal customers dealing with rat infestations and other property damage caused by rats. Some of the major areas we service include:
- Miami Shores, Miami Beach, Wynwood, Miami Springs
- Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana
- Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Bal Harbour, North Bay Village
- Surfside, El Portal, North Miami Beach, Virginia Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, Doral, South Beach, Key Biscayne and many more!
If you are located anywhere in the Miami Metro area, please contact us today at 1-786-712-5527 and our specialists who are experts in rodent control will be happy to help.
Commonly asked questions about Rodent Control
If I leave the rat or mouse alone will it just go away?
Not before it does significant damage. Once rats or mice live in your attic they will usually stay. Rats and mice leave their feces and urine in the insulation and soffit areas. If the rats or mice ever leave other rats and mice will be attracted to that smell and will make your attic their new home.
Either a rat or mouse had babies in my attic. Will the rat or mouse babies leave when they get big enough?
No. Rats and mice multiply. Depending on the species, a rat can have up to 6 litters per year with between 10 and 15 young. Mice can have over 10 litters per year with between 10 and 12 young. Once rats and mice reach sexual maturity they will mate with each other and have litters of their own. It is very important to let the professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. trap the mice and rats before the infestation escalates.
Why is rat and mouse removal important if they are in my attic?
Rats and mice will do significant damage in your attic and can be very expensive if they are not removed. Rats and mice are rodents and have to continuously gnaw on something to file their teeth down. They will destroy your air conditioning duct work, rip apart electrical wiring, and ruin the dry wall. Mice in kitchens will contaminate stored food. Rats and mice leave their feces and urine all over the insulation and in bad infestations will produce a strong and sometimes unbearable smell. Mice and rat removal is essential to prevent costly damage in the attic.
I have either rats or mice living in my attic. There is a very strong smell coming from my wall. What is it?
When animals like rats and mice live in the attic they will sometimes die. One of the rats or mice probably fell into a wall and died. If the rat or mouse died in the wall it needs to be removed to get rid of the smell.
A rat or mouse died in my attic. If I leave it there will the smell go away?
Depending on the season, it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer, a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter, the smell might not be as bad but could last for months. In either case, it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will remove the dead animal, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.
Is mouse and rat removal necessary?
Rats and mice are the most common pest animal in Florida. They are also responsible for the most home damage cause by any pest animal. Rats and mice chew or gnaw anything they can including electrical wiring, air conditioning duct work, and personal possessions stored in an attic. Mouse and rat removal is necessary and should be left up to the professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
Is trapping the rat or mouse the only way to do rat and mouse removal?
Trapping rats and mice is the most effective way to remove rats and mice. Poison in the attic is never recommended. The rat or mouse will die in the attic or in a wall and smell up the entire house. Then a dead animal removal will be necessary. Other techniques such as sounds and smells rarely work. After the rats and mice are trapped out of the home and a full home exclusion is complete, then poison is recommended to be placed in secure bait stations around the outside of the home. This will control the rat or mouse population around your home. Rat poison can kill a pet so it needs to be maintained by a professional at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
Are rats and mice dangerous?
Yes. Rats and mice carry many different diseases. Toxoplasmosis, typhus, trichinosis, rat bite fever, and even the bubonic plague have been found in rats. Salmonellosis is spread by fecal droppings from rats and mice.
I found either a baby rat or mouse in my attic. What should I do?
First call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. to perform an inspection of the attic determine if there are other mice or rats in the attic. If a baby rat or mouse was found then there are probably others and they will need to be trapped.
Once the rats and mice are removed how do you keep more from coming back?
Once all of the mice and rat trapping is completed then Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will do a full exclusion on your home. Any holes or gaps in the construction the rats and mice were getting in your home or could possibly get into your home will be closed off. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. uses the best materials and never uses foam for rats or mice. Once all of the holes are closed then rat control is recommended so that the rats and mice do not get a chance to make a new hole.
Can rats and mice have rabies?
It is possible for a rats and mice to have rabies, but very unlikely. Anything large enough to bite a rat or mouse that would carry the rabies virus would probably kill that rat or mouse.
I hear noises in the attic. Could it be from rats or mice?
Yes. Rats and mice are commonly found in attics. An attic is an ideal shelter for rats and mice. The noises in the attic could also be from opossums, raccoons, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
I saw either a rat or mouse run underneath my house. Should I have that rat or mouse removed?
Yes. Rats and mice can climb up walls into the attic creating significant damage. If rats and mice enter your house you should always have them trapped and removed.
What kind of bait can I use to trap rats and mice?
Rats and mice will feed on a wide variety of foods ranging from different meats to various fruits. Peanut butter is commonly used, but not always recommended due to the high occurrence in peanut allergies with humans. Rats are neophobic, which means they are afraid of new things and can be very difficult to trap. The professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. are familiar with different baits and techniques to adapt to different situations.
How long will it take to trap mice and rats?
Each mouse and rat trapping session is unique. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. usually traps mice and rats for two weeks, but may have the problem solved in the first night. There are multiple factors that take place in mice and rat removal to determine how long it will take to trap the mice and rats.
If I trap the rat or mouse myself will you take it away for me?
Yes. Call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for different options for removing rats and mice.
I have either mice or rats in my kitchen. Can I use poison to kill the mice or rats?
No. The mice or rats are probably living in a wall and will come into your kitchen to feed. If poison for the mice or rats is used then they could die in the wall and leave a terrible smell. Then a dead animal removal will be necessary. It is never recommended to use poison for rats or mice inside a home.
How are the mice and rats getting into my home?
Mice and rats can fit through a hole the size of a quarter. If they can fit their head through a gap or hole, then they can fit their entire body through that gap or hole. Call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for an exclusion estimate to close off those gaps and holes.
Can there be both rats and mice in my attic?
Yes. There can be both rats and mice living in the same attic.