All rodents gnaw, & wires are a favorite.

Customer Rat Email: Hey David! I'm not sure if I have a mouse or a rat in my house. I've only seen him once and it was last Thursday in the middle of the night. So, Friday during my lunch hour I went and bought a box of DCon mice/rat poison. I put the poison under my sink in my kitchen. Since then he has eaten 3 plate full's of the poison. When is he going to die?????????? Today I went and bought 8 mice traps and more poison... Please help me... Thank you! Tiffany

My Answer: Poison doesn't solve a rat problem. You still hear noises because there are many rats. But get ready for a bad smell in your house when some of the rats do die. Please call me for advice on proper rodent control.

Customer Rat Email: Hello, My name is James and I rent a house here in Tampa, Florida and I just found droppings in the attic. I am a do it yourself kind of guy and I googled “rats in attic” and your website came up first. It was exactly what I was looking for, info on the getting rid of these little shits and people to contact if I end up getting to frustrated to do it. Thank you, -James

My Answer: You're welcome James! At least you didn't try to poison the rats. That's what a lot of people do, without doing research first.

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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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