A nest of baby rats in a gutter.

Customer Rat Email: Hi Frank, I had you out here last spring to eliminate the rates & do a decon in my attic. Well, they're back. They chewed through one of the spots which I had repaired again, and then they chewed through some rotted wood in one of my soffits. I am in the process of getting a new roof and new soffits so I want to know if you can set the traps again once the roof is sealed. Also, I have a couple of questions: First, I was going to get vinyl soffits but one of the roofers I talked to said the rats will chew through the vinyl and I should get aluminum. Is this likely to occur? Also, does the decon really work? The rats seemed to come back rather quickly. I'm just wondering if I should get it done again. Let me know what you can do. Thanks, Nicole

My Answer: Nicole, My name is David, not Frank. Did you hire someone named Frank from my website directory? If so, I apologize that you have a rat problem again. Do let me know if Frank's service takes care of your problem in a professional manner.

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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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