Rat Removal

Since they live on the coast, Jacksonville homeowners are no strangers to rat invasions. Bad storms like hurricanes drive rats to find safe, warm, and dry places to stay. But if you allow them to stay in your home, even if it’s just until a storm passes, it could end up costing you hundreds of dollars in damages and even expose you and your family to diseases like Leptospirosis and rat-bite fever.

The Many Dangers

When rats live in your home, they see what’s yours as theirs also. This means they won’t hesitate to cause damages like:

  • Ripping out your insulation to use as nesting material
  • Gnawing on wires and pipes, leading to fire hazards of potential flooding
  • Urine and feces soaking into your ceiling or walls
  • Chewing on your stored items, ruining precious belongings

Not to mention the diseases they can transmit to humans. In addition to Leptospirosis and rat-bit fever, rats can spread:


  • Hantavirus
  • Lassa Fever
  • The Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • And More


Rats can spread these through more than just direct contact. Breathing in air infected by rat feces, or touching anything a rat may have come into contact with puts you at risk for these fatal diseases.

Don’t Risk It

While some homeowners choose to attempt DIY trapping, dealing with rats on your own is never advised. Not only will you put you and your family at a greater risk of catching an illness, but you also risk setting up the traps improperly, potentially causing more damage to your home. Call the experts at Critter Control® Jacksonville for proper, and fast, rat removal. We’ll also clean up after any messes they may have made, and replace damaged insulation. For your free consultation, call us today at 904.221.8633.

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