This is a much better method than poison.

Customer Rat Email: Hi David, I was reading your web site and I am in need of someone in my area. I clicked on your Santa Rosa, California link which is the closest to where I live. I am actually about 3-4 hours away from that city. Would you know how I could find someone closer? I live in Upper Lake, California in Lake County. I am in need of someone who can get rid of rats in my attic, and yes I did a bad thing, I baited and now have live and dead ones up there. I really should have read about what to do first, instead of after the smell started. But, I still hear them running around so I know they are still up there, not sure how they are getting in. Any help will be great. Thank you, Mary

My Answer: Mary - I'm sorry, but I don't think I know anyone in your area. But now that you've read my website and know the best approach, you'll have the right questions to ask any company that you do hire. Or maybe you even have a chance to do it yourself! Good luck, - David

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There are three kinds of rodents commonly found inside buildings (in the attics, walls, and even inside the living space). They are the Roof Rat (Rattus rattus), which is also called the Black Rat, then there's the Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus), also known as the Brown Rat, and the House Mouse (Mus musculus). Roof Rats are more common in the south, such as Florida, where I work. The above photo is of a Roof Rat. They are very common inside attics. The Norway Rat is more common in the northern section of the United States. The Norways are more commonly found underground, in subways and sewers and such. The House Mouse is found everywhere, but seems more common in the north. All of these rodents thrive in urban areas and love to live in human buildings and houses. They use human garbage (and pantries) as sources of food. All of these rodents are carriers of several diseases that can infect humans and pets. They contaminate homes and attics. The only way to permanently solve a rat problem is to find out how the rodents are gaining access to the inside of the building, and fix those openings. Then the remaining rats inside have to be trapped and removed. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Rats page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals such as rats. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or rat control issues.

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