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It's the middle of the night. The house is quiet. Suddenly, you hear an ominous scratching sound. Perhaps it's coming from the attic or maybe the kitchen. Sound familiar? You may have a rat problem.

Rats are a common problem throughout the Tampa Bay area. They spread disease, cause fires by gnawing through electrical wires, and generally raise havoc once they've entered a home. They are prolific breeders, so when you see one, know that there are probably many more unseen.

The two rats that frequently pose the most problems for Tampa Bay property owners are Florida roof rats, also known as Florida fruit rats, and Florida Norway rats.

Suncoast Pest Control in St. Petersburg, Florida specializes in rat abatement. We'll conduct a free inspection, and we can get rid of your rat problems quickly and humanely, ensuring that you, your family, and your pets are always safe in the process.

We have helped hundreds of clients in Tampa, Clearwater, the Pinellas Beaches, and throughout Tampa Bay and would welcome the opportunity to do the same for you.

Don't let rats take over your home - call the experts at Suncoast Pest Control at 1-800-270-30861-800-270-3086. We're available 24/7 - yes, even in the middle of the night!


  • Rats are the cause of over 40% of structural fires in the state of Florida.
  • Rats and other rodents host various parasites, including ticks and fleas, as well as diseases.
  • Signs of rat infestation include fecal and urine droppings, appearance of gnawed or chewed objects, strange rub marks, tracks, holes, and burrows.
  • Common places for rats to congregate include attics, under cabinets, under rocks, and in fruit trees.
  • Properly-sealed food sources, including pet food, can help prevent rat infestation.
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