Black rats pose risks through structural infestations, gnawing damage, and disease transmission in central Florida. But following integrated pest management principles of inspection, exclusion, sanitation, and population control can prevent infestations.
Signs like rub marks, droppings, noises, and gnawing indicate black rats may be present. Professional rat control services are recommended if an infestation is found to eliminate rats and prevent re-infestation.
With preventive measures and removal when needed, black rats can be kept out of central Florida homes and buildings.