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Rats Invade Florida Homes in Search of Warmth

Pest control companies in Florida report a jump in calls from people complaining about rats and other rodents seeking warmth in their homes.

| January 8, 2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. -  Humans aren't the only ones in Florida getting chilly in this week's unusually cold temperatures. Local pest control companies say they've seen a jump in calls from people complaining about rats and other rodents seeking warmth in their homes, according to a report on 10connects.com.

It seems the disease spreading rodents are not only in search of food, but now are also trying to escape the cold temperatures, squeezing into people's houses through openings as small as a quarter.

"They're just like humans. They don't want to be cold," Dave Bernstein, branch manager of Orkin Pest Control's Tampa  branch office, told 10connects. 

Source: 10connects.com

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