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Rat and Other Rodent Control
Serving Miami Dade and Broward County

Rodents can carry serious diseases and are very wary of traps and baits. Most common are, House Mice, Norway Rats and Roof Rats.

Roof Rat
Latin Name: Rattus rattus

Roof RatAppearance: Black or brown, 7 to 10 inches long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Body is smaller and sleeker than Norway rat. Fur is smooth. Habit: Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Diet: Omnivorous, but shows a preference for grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables.

Reproduction: Becomes sexually mature at four months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of four to eight young each. Lives up to one year. Other: Very agile; can squeeze through openings only 1/2-inch wide. Carrier of many serious diseases.

Norway Rat
Latin Name: Rattus norvegicus

Norway RatAppearance: Brown, heavy-bodied, 6 to 8 inches long, with small eyes and ears and blunt nose. Tail is shorter than head and body. Its fur is shaggy. Droppings are capsule-shaped. Habit: Nests in underground burrows, from which they enter buildings in search of food. Tends to remain in hiding during the day. Diet: Omnivorous, but prefers meats. Cannot survive long without water.

Reproduction: Reaches sexual maturity in two months and can breed any month of the year. Litter may number from eight to twelve. Females can have four to seven litters per year. Adults live as long as one year. Other: Most common rat in the U.S. Limited agility, but excellent swimmer. Carrier of many serious diseases.

House Mouse
Latin Name: Mus musculus

House MouseAppearance: Small and slender, 3 to 4 inches long, with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose. Light brown or light gray. Droppings are rod-shaped. Habit: Nests within structures and burrows. Establish a "territory" near food sources that are generally 10 to 30 feet from nest. Inquisitive, but very wary. Excellent climbers. Diet: Omnivorous, but prefers cereal grains.

Reproduction: Prolific breeders by two months of age. Can have litters as often as every 40 or 50 days, with four to seven young per litter. Live up to one year. Other: Feeds 15 to 20 times per day. Can squeeze through a hole 1/4-inch wide. Carrier of many serious diseases.

Insects Control for Fort Lauderdale and Miami Dade

There are thousands of types of pests in the world. Most only become a major problem when they enter your home, once there, getting them out can be a complex task. Allied can help you— no matter how large or small the problem is.

Ants: Ants invade your home from the outside through cracks in search of food. They leave a long lasting invisible trail for the rest of the colony to follow. Over the counter or do-it-yourself products just kill the ants you see, not the queen, and they will be back soon.

Cockroaches: For every cockroach you see, there could be more hiding in your walls. Most common are the German and American cockroach.

Spiders: There are many different varieties of spiders. Most common types in homes are Brown Recluse and Black Windows, which are poisonous, and the Daddy Long Legs.

Rodents: Can carry serious diseases and are very wary of traps and baits. Most common are, House Mice, Norway Rats and Roof Rats.

Centipedes, Millipedes, Silverfish: These pests like damp conditions and can be a problem in and outside your home.

Centipedes: Live outdoors under leaves, stones and boards- can bite humans.

Millipedes: Live outdoors under objects.

Silverfish: Live inside and are found where there is excessive humidity and products containing high starch content.

Fleas and Ticks: Found on cats, and dogs year round. Most common during warm and humid weather, will feed on humans and are carriers of many diseases.

Termites: Termites are one of the biggest problems facing homeowners today. They cause over 2 billion dollars in damages each year.

Subterranean Termites: Live in colonies under ground. Build tunnels in search of food above ground, build these tubes in search of wood and cellulose material. Cause more damage to homes than storms and fire combined. Colonies can have up to 1 million members.

Drywood Termites: Create colonies in wood, no connection to ground necessary, found mostly in attic's, need very little moisture. Piles of saw-dust like pellets are signs, not wide spread as subterranean termites. Colonies contain up to 3,500 members.


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