Because you can remove the dead rats.

Customer Rat Email: Hi, We have issue in our home, we’d been hearing noise in the roof/ceiling, we have a two story home, we hear the noise between floors, my husband set some mice traps(in the attic), in two days last week he caught 4 rats small to mid size, we taught this was the problem, no noise for the next day or two, but again on the second floor of the house we continue to hear the noise, on Monday night it sound it like a baby kitty or baby puppy making noise (crying like) and loud noises along with it too, like rolling balls and moving things and the whimpering… the noises are usually at night, during the night and in the early morning. My husband was thinking the rats or whatever was making the noises was coming from the garage, he set up traps in it and nothing… After reading a lot of stuff on the internet we suspect we have a squirrel having babies in the eaves or attic or between the walls. All these id happening in the front part of the house, closed to the gutter….worry about whatever it is it will damage the house I worry about the price, we have no idea how much will cost, I do not want to call anyone because I am afraid is expensive (1,000+) I have no idea what the price includes or how much something like it cost, thanks for your time and I hope you can tell me what to expect in price in our area and I know it will be just an idea. Adriana

My Answer: Wow, it sounds as though you may have both rats and squirrels. Rats are nocturnal, and squirrels are active during the day. Either way, the only way to solve the problem is to find out how they are getting inside, and block those areas shut.

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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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