I think some rats have run along here.

Customer Rat Email: Have other customers tried to print out this how to get rid of rats page, I have tried several times thinking it was my printer malfunction but it is not on my end. I have a mice in the garage problem, I live in Media Upper Providence in a wooded setting. I have never had this problem in the past yrs that I have lived here but in the last yr I have had mice get into both of my cars, into the heater and have spent much money on that getting the nests out and the smell out of the cars, I have purchased Earth-Cab and went the moth ball route and have set traps and caught about 5-6 mice in the last week or so. I am trying to get the 2 wood piles around the outside of the garage removed but have not as yet. This is a very frustrating beside expensive. I know the fall is coming and I will be back to square one again if I do not get this problem solved. I work for the County of Delaware

My Answer: My web pages should have no problem printing that I know of. As for your mouse problem, you do need to find out how the rats are getting into the garage, and seal shut the entry holes. A common area is at the corners of the garage doors.

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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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