Types of Rats in Huntsville

Attracted by the area's mild weather, roof rats and Norway rats commonly live in residential areas of Huntsville, AL. Roof rats infest garbage cans, attics, crawlspaces, and walls, using these spaces for sources of food or shelter. Huntsville residents can identify the pests by their sleek bodies and brown or black coats. Norway rats, on the other hand, typically live under houses and porches or in basements and sewers. They are larger and wider than roof rats and are brown or gray in color.

Problems with Rats

Norway or roof rats in houses pose health risks to residents, especially when the pests scavenge through kitchen pantries and stored food. Because rodents search for food in sewers and dumpsters, they are vectors for Salmonella and other harmful bacteria. In addition, rats may carry fleas and other parasites. Homeowners can identify infestations when they hear rat noises at night, like squeaking and scratching, or find feces and gnawed objects around the house.

Prevention & Removal

Ultimately, rodents remain in homes when sources of food and water are readily available. By eliminating these resources, Huntsville residents can deter rats from staying in the house. To prevent the pests from entering homes in the first place, check that attics, roofs, and siding have no cracks or gaps that would allow rats to get inside. Homeowners are encouraged to contact Critter Control for removal and prevention of rat infestations in homes and yards.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animal Tracks in Yard
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coot
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Geese
  • Gopher
  • Gulls
  • Hawk
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Iguana
  • Lizard
  • Magpies
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Nutria
  • Opossums
  • Otter
  • Owl
  • Pack Rats
  • Peacock
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • PrairieDog
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Turkey
  • Turtle
  • Voles
  • Vulture
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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