If a pest control guy is making you feel terrified about rats invading your home, he's probably just trying to sell you on his ability to kill all those rats. That's the lesson, anyway, from another guy who sells rat-killing services.
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"If it feels like they're trying to scare you, they probably are," says Matt Evans, head of the DFW A Wildlife Pro animal control company. In keeping with his own philosophy, Evans cautions us not to panic about what sure sounds like a huge increase in rats breaking into people's attics this summer. Asked about his rodent numbers, he says he's been getting a few dozen calls about rats and squirrels in attics each week. It's definitely more than past summers, when his rodent-in-attic calls per week stayed safely in the single-digit range.
Evans is guessing that the mild weather this summer has made attics more hospitable to critters. Still, the infestations have been easy to manage. "We're not overrun," he assures us. That's good. The bad news is that people who work in the wild say this isn't just a matter of rats finding our attics more comfortable year-round. There may also be more rats breaking into Dallas homes because there are more rats, everywhere.More »