...I am still just a rat in a cage.

Customer Rat Email: I just finished reading your information. I have another unreal AGGRESSIVE RAT FOR YOU! I have never seen a black rat this aggressive before – I read your “one time” at a hotel story. This is unreal. I have been attempting to rid myself of this beast and he is downright scary …. Next try will be a video … serious here. This rat has attacked me twice and does not back down …. The Hose is the only method. I got so pissed today that I threw (3 feet away) a brick – assuming he would run. Nope, he attacked it took two steps back and started at me again. He is a male and unreal --- I have had dogs, horses, cats and have been involved with a lot of wild life …. This animal needs to be caught before he hurts a kid. I can’t imagine having to kill this rat on my own … yet, there may no choice. He can come off friendly … I have been dealing with this for over a year …. Not that you are interested, yet I thought I would share this only after reading about the hotel rat. I remain Sincerely, Norman

My Answer: That's an ...interesting case. Usually rats like to hide in the shadows, and are not at all aggressive animals.

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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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