Pipes leading into the attic, an easy entry.

Customer Rat Email: Hello. We have a rat infestation OUTSIDE in our backyard. We live in Oviedo. I didn't notice anything on your website pertaining to your services about outside. We have a really cool backyard w/ fountains, bird feeders etc.. and encourage squirrels and birds. Several months ago we saw a small, what we thought, was a mouse living in our grill. it ran away. a few months later we saw a big rat eating from a birdfeeder and thought it must've been a baby rat we saw and now he's grown up. Our dog has always been on patrol in the backyard, obviously smelling something. Last night, after dark. we saw a bunch of rats!! running along the fence, jumping from trees, and eating out of the bird feeders. Needless to say we need your services. Please email or call us so we can schedule a time for you to come here. Thanks, Tracy

My Answer: It is rare for me to work on rat problems outside. Unless they are getting into a house, most people think of it as a live and let live scenario. The best approach toward lowering their numbers outside is to eliminate anything on your property that attracts them, such as bird feeders. But if you must have outdoor trapping services, I can do that as a last resort.

If you need rodent control services in your hometown, click for the National Directory of Rat Trappers that I've carefully compiled in every USA city.

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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.

Wildlife Photographs by David     Email me with questions: david@aaanimalcontrol.com     Residential & Commercial     Licensed & Insured