In Georgia, residents may encounter the two most reported types of rats - The roof rat, also called a black rat, or the Norway rat, often referred to as a sewer rat.
Rats pass through small spaces – they look for entry points into buildings. They invade properties seeking a water source, food and shelter. Because rats fit through tiny holes and gaps, trapping and removal remain difficult without the help of an exterminator.
By using our trapping and removal services, you stand a better chance of eradicating a possible infestation much quicker. One of our exterminators will perform a thorough inspection of your property, including the outside perimeter, to determine how a rat entered in the first place. We use our expertise to develop customized solutions to address rat removal and exclusion.
We go beyond the removal of any present rats. Your assigned exterminator in Canton will look for the root cause of the invasion, typically an unsealed entry point. Because some rats fit through quarter-size holes, we seal and eliminate all gaps. You may find entry points on the roof, within cracks of the foundation, in an attic or basement, under floorboards or outside the property.
Many rodents carry diseases or they bring in mites, lice, fleas or ticks. These additional complications make the issue worse. Therefore, seek out rat removal in Georgia as soon as you notice a problem. Droppings usually indicate the first sign of an infestation. However, you may hear rodent noises in your attic, basement and within the walls.
Typically, pest control companies take a multi-faceted approach to removal. Our process involves an inspection, rat-proofing the infested building by sealing gaps, also known as exclusion, some method of trapping to reduce the number of rats and sanitation. We do not recommend doing this alone because our experts look for ten signs. They are:
• Track marks or streaks
• Damage to items like floorboards or wires from gnawing
• Grease marks
• Urine stains
• Rats – either dead or alive
• Rat sounds like scratching, hissing or squeaking
• Pungent odors
Existing gaps and holes allow rats continuous access to a property. For overall control, exclusion remains the best way to ensure rats do not infest your home, including attics and basements. As part of our exclusion process, we seal entry points around the building for preventative rat removal. Furthermore, exclusion provides a safe and humane way to eradicate a rat problem in Canton.
In terms of indoor rat control in Canton, our company prefers trapping. We use snap traps because their hinged design quickly kills the rodent. However, for trapping to work, you have to properly place snap traps near rat activity. Additionally, some form of bait must accompany the traps or the rat may not go near them. An exterminator in Canton is better equipped to place them, especially in attics and basements.
Rats adapt to different environments and behavior patterns vary. For example, a roof rat is known for being a skilled climber, so they nest above the ground. Roof rats may nest in tree branches, attics or even in ceilings. In contrast, Norway rats like to stay at ground level. They dig tunnels and live in sewers and burrows. However, Norway rats may also climb trees, and roof rats may burrow too.
Rats have teeth that continuously grow – they gnaw on things like wood and plastic as a way to file their teeth. They have the ability to chew through these items, which may cause holes. They may also cause electrical problems because they chew through wires. To protect your floorboards and appliances removal is essential.
Rodents look for places to nest, eat and drink. They may invade a property that has piled-up garbage, a leak or entry points. Without removing debris and fixing leaks or gaps, rat removal will remain an ongoing problem.