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What Are the Dangers of Fleas and Other Pests?

People who have a flea or pest problem often don’t recognize the issue Gainesville Fleaimmediately. The problem will grow and persist until it becomes such a large problem that you recognize the issue and see the pests. Unfortunately, fleas and other pests can cause a wide range of problems with serious consequences, so much so that ho… Read more »


Why is my squirrel repellent not working?

Why Is Squirrel Repellent So Popular?

Squirrel repellent is one of the first things that will come to mind for most Gainesville Squirrelpeople when they realize that they have a squirrel repellent on their hands. After all, it enables them to solve their problems on their own while also seeming like a simple and st… Read more »


Can Mothballs Keep Rats Away?

When rats make their way into your Gainesville home, it can be difficult to mothballsget them out. Not only because they choose to nest in out-of-reach places like your walls or attic, but because they are very aware of the dangers that surround them, and will avoid anything they deem as suspicious. This can make it especially hard to place traps to catch or kill them.… Read more »


Rat Proofing Your Home

Rat-proofing your home in Gainesville can be a time-intensive undertaking, but it’s necessary to ensure your health and safety. Rat-proofing your home protects your property from damage and protects you, your family members, and pets from the diseases rats often carry. At Critter Control of Gainesville, we are dedicated to helping each of our customers with this task using individualized plans.

How to Rat-Proof Your Home

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How Do Squirrels Get In My Attic?

These cute and bushy-tailed critters are the most common type of animal you’ll find sneaking into your attic. They come for the easy access to food and stay for the warmth and shelter. As much as any animal lover would want to let them stay, having squirrels in your attic will cause lots of structural damage that could be costly, and could spread harmful diseases to you and… Read more »


Why is My Rat Trap Not Working?

If you’re trying to catch rats that recently invaded your home, you may be having some difficulties. Here are some of the potential reasons why your rat trap isn’t working.

  1. BaitBaiting your traps with the wrong types of food could reduce their effectiveness. Using cheese or peanut butter will typically work better… Read more »

What’s That Noise in My Attic?

If you’ve been hearing things go bump in the night, it probably isn’t a ghost. You may have a wild critter or two living in your attic. Animals are attracted to the shelter and access to food that your attic provides, and will go to almost any length to move in there and start breeding. We remove a wide range of critters from attics on a routine basis, but the most common ones include:

Squirrels

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Facts You Didn’t Know About Raccoons

Those who have never encountered a live raccoon face to face may think they’re cute and cuddly – don’t be fooled. Raccoons are some of nature’s most aggressive pests and they often stick to residential neighborhoods. If you see one or more of these critters on your property, Critter Control® of Gainesville will help rid you of your raccoon… Read more »


Sharing Your Home with Rodents?

You may never see the mice, rats or squirrels, but rodent infestation still Gainesville Rodentscould be a real problem in your home. Rodents are carriers of bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other diseases. They are not only a cleanliness issue but also a health risk.

Signs you have a rodent problem

The key to rodent infestations is early detection. … Read more »


Why Rodents in Your Attic are Such a Problem

No one likes the idea of unwanted visitors in their attic, but sometimes Gainesville Rodentspeople think that if they ignore the problem, it’ll simply go away. This isn’t true at all, and choosing to drown out the scratching or squeaking you hear could be a very costly and potentially dangerous mistake. Rodents in your attic or walls can cause severe damage to your hom… Read more »