I caught about 30 rats from this attic.

Customer Rat Email: Hi David, I live in the Los Feliz area of LA and am definitely having a problem with some kind of rodents-we're guessing rats. Can you give me any kind of estimate for your work, or do you need to come inspect my place first? When might you be able to do an inspection? Does the inspection cost anything? Also-do you guarantee a period of time that they won't be back? What do you do with the animals you catch and do you have a current license and insurance I'd be able to look at? Thank you so much for your time. Hope to hear back from you very soon! Best, Shannon. OH-and I also saw that you do things like cleaning up after them and repairing damage-is there an extra cost with all of that or is it included in one price?

My Answer: I work in Florida, but you can check my directory for someone in California. Usually there is a fee for inspection of the property, but not always.

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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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