I don't usually use cage traps for rats.

Customer Rat Email: Hello! I came across you web page in search for information on rat control and found it to be very helpful! We were dealing with a major infestation in a deceased relatives home and were killing about 5-7 a day for months, I believe that we have taken care of them living in the walls and crawl space but we have not gotten the courage to go into the attic. One of the unwelcome guests ran from under an old couch and it took me a long time to get over that! My question to you is have you ever been bitten by one of them? We are about to tackle the attic which has not been cleared out for over 30 years and my fear is coming across a rat or two that is in a bad mood because we are destroying their living arrangements. Thank you for any information that you can provide.

My Answer: Sounds like a major rat problem, if you are killing 5-7 per day! I have no extra info other than what is already posted here on my website - block shut the entry points, trap and remove rats, never use poison, and if you need to hire help, click on my national directory.

If you need rodent control services in your hometown, click for the National Directory of Rat Trappers that I've carefully compiled in every USA city.

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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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