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Customer Rat Email: Dear Sean, I am a teacher at a preschool in Seattle. When we were cleaning up the play yard a few days ago we found a dead rat underneath the tarp that covers our sandlot. It was at the very edge of the sand. It appeared to have gotten trapped there when it was so rainy last week. We did not see any rat feces. We removed the rat along with the sand under and around it. Is there any health risk to young children playing in the sandlot now that the dead rat has been removed? Many thanks for your prompt response.

Hi! We're having an animal infestation issue and I'm hoping you might be able to help us out. There is at least one wild animal loose in the house, but we suspect there may be more. There have been three sightings today, but we haven't been able to identify it. We think it's probably a mouse, rat, or baby possum. Can you please let me know when you're available to come out and assess the situation? And also how much you charge for your services? Thanks!

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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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