Rat Species in Gainesville
Residents of Gainesville routinely encounter several types of rats in their homes and businesses. Also called fruit or black rats, roof rats are one of the most common. Known for their exceptional ability to climb, these pests flourish in attics, roofs, and other areas high above the ground. Norway rats also live locally, though they are burrowers and prefer to be near the ground. The pests are typically found under foundations, in crawl spaces, and wherever garbage is stored.
Issues and Problems Caused by Rats
Roof rats get the alternative name fruit rats due to their partiality to Florida's citrus groves. They are known to nest in these trees and gnaw on fruit, ruining crops. When they invade homes, roof rats can destroy attics by gnawing on electrical wires and structural beams as well as tear up insulation to build their nests. Known to carry various parasites and diseases, the pests also regularly contaminate food and preparation areas with their feces and urine.
Proper Rat Removal
Rats in Gainesville can infiltrate homes through even the smallest of openings. These pests can enter via uncapped chimneys, unscreened windows and doors, or gaps around plumbing, electrical wires, and vents. Signs of an infestation can include finding droppings, grease stains along walls, and gnaw marks in areas where the pests frequently nest. In order to completely and effectively remove rat populations, contact the trained wildlife professionals at Critter Control.
We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dogs
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
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
Contact Critter Control of Gainesville: 1.800.274.8837(800.CRITTER)
Raymond was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He paid attention to detail. Good Job!! Thankyou!!
I am so glad I had Critter Control come and inspect my house! The problem was located and fixed immediately and since then I have not had any more problems with bats. Money well spent!!!
I connected Critter Control Orlando and was surprised, though elated that an actual person quickly answered. She was pleasant and efficiently scheduled a visit to my house to solve my varmit problem. The appointment was the next day. As arranged, I got a call from Ryan the next morning to tell me his eta. He arrived right on time and after explaining the procedure, got right to work. After a survey of our attic, he told us the problem and gave us a price to fix it. He explained exactly what would be done and an approximate number of visits it would take. I found Ryan to be easy to communicate with and an excellent customer relations person. I will be recommending Critter Control to my friends and neighbors.
We had a raccoon in the attic and this team of professional workers caught him after days of detective work. It was a pleasure working with them and having them at my house. I especially want to thank John and Kenzie!
After months of fighting moles in our yard ourselves and with the help of a landscaper, with no success, Critter Control caught a mole within a week. Very reasonably priced and very thorough. They’re the experts! We should have called them a lot sooner.
Justin was very professional and he and his team did the work quickly and thoroughly. This is a nice company to work with.
I have had Critter Control for years and they are excellent. Recently I had a new roof which made many things need to be resealed. They worked with me since my insurance would not cover it.
Ricky was fantastic and he made sure the critters were gone which we so appreciated.
After having a corner of our home’s foundation dug up by a family of groundhogs, I called Critter Control and met with Bryan. We tried traps but those darned groundhogs were too smart (they even passed up marshmallows—who does that?!). Bryan suggested fencing the area to keep them out, and it was expertly installed today by Dave. Looks neat, very secure and (hopefully) impenetrable! Bryan was always responsive to my calls and I’m a very satisfied customer; I highly recommend Critter Control!
Tom was really helpful and helped me out first thing in the morning to do the inspection and quote.