Is there really a rat infestation problem in TV?

Is there really a rat infestation problem in TV?

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Old 05-02-2018, 07:22 AM
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Yes, of course there are rats here...why wouldn't there be?

Just because someone hasn't seen them...doesn't mean they aren't around.

The great advice on how to mitigate their infestation...should be taken to heart.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:23 AM
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Has anyone heard of Central Florida Wildlife Removal, and all the work that we supposedly need to have done to protect our homes against a raging rat infestation? Is this real, or a scam?
Maybe not a scam. Someone is trying to sell you something you probably don't need.

I have lived here for ten years and have seen two rats. One at the bottom of a palm tree in a parking lot on a nine hole course and one dead in the road.

Don't plant fruit trees and some say not to plant palm trees. Don't feed birds, and don't have an open compost. Clean the grease from your grill and don't feed pets on the lanai.

There are three kinds of rats in Central Florida. Palm/Roof rats. Norway rat and Wood rat. Some areas DO have rats but I wouldn't call it an infestation of the whole Villages.

rats in central florida - Bing
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:10 AM
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A few things scientific study has proven:
1. They are nocturnal ....if you are not seeing them, they are active when you are asleep.
2. They are territorial and live in familial groups.....if there is one, there are more.
3. They need a food source....if you have anything that they will eat in your yard.....they will come eventually
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If you decide to buy and place out your own rat bait boxes you can get them in the shape of rocks rather than the ugly black square things,
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Ten palms around the house...15 years...no site or sign of rats....have not seen one anywhere in TV in those 15 years.
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Ten palms around the house...15 years...no site or sign of rats....have not seen one anywhere in TV in those 15 years.
Ten palms around your house and no sight or sign of rats in 15 years??
Surely you jest or you are simply unaware.
Surely you can't believe there aren't any.
Trust me . . . they are there and probably very happy with their choice of one of your ten offerings!
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Ten palms around your house and no sight or sign of rats in 15 years??
Surely you jest or you are simply unaware.
Surely you can't believe there aren't any.
Trust me . . . they are there and probably very happy with their choice of one of your ten offerings!
Neither!!!
We have them serviced (trimmed and cleaned out) 3-4 times per year.
And are quite confident there are no rats on the property!!
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Ten palms around your house and no sight or sign of rats in 15 years??
Surely you jest or you are simply unaware.
Surely you can't believe there aren't any.
Trust me . . . they are there and probably very happy with their choice of one of your ten offerings!
7 palms here. 8 yrs. Never seen a rat of any kind here.
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We have walls since we live in a CYV. For the past 6 months we've had a rabbit come every morning and evening and we fed him grapes and carrots. We also had 2 squirrels for over a year and fed them nuts. About 10 days ago all three stopped coming, it was clockwork they would be there everyday and now nothing, they're gone and I suspect they've gotten some rat poison, so be aware you can kill more than rats with your traps.
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We have walls since we live in a CYV. For the past 6 months we've had a rabbit come every morning and evening and we fed him grapes and carrots. We also had 2 squirrels for over a year and fed them nuts. About 10 days ago all three stopped coming, it was clockwork they would be there everyday and now nothing, they're gone and I suspect they've gotten some rat poison, so be aware you can kill more than rats with your traps.
Or a smart bird of prey, also noticed the "like clockwork" pattern.
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