If you're experiencing a rat infestation in your home or place of business, you know already what a terrible nuisance it can be. Rats are masters of stealth, hiding easily in the tiniest of spaces, and it is often necessary to enlist the services of a professional exterminator. Our specialists will examine your home or business, including attics, basements, and other places rats tend to hide. Drawing on our experience and vast knowledge of rats and other pests, we'll customize an extermination plan that best suits your needs.
Once the rodents and their droppings are removed, it is important to take preventative measures to ensure the problem doesn't happen again. During the process of exclusion, we'll seal any holes or cracks in your walls or foundation, keeping in mind that a rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. As rats are carriers of ticks, lice, fleas, and mites, you'll want to make sure any infestations are handled right away, and that they don't occur again.
Proper rat control requires a number of steps. If you have an infestation already, our exterminators are experts at the removal process. Inspection and rat-proofing (or exclusion) will be necessary. Population control through trapping and the use of rodenticide are also effective strategies to consider. Sanitation is a very important factor in rat and rodent control, as rats are drawn to food and water sources.
There are ten telltale signs our professionals look for when inspecting for a rodent control problem at your home or business. Tracks and gnawing damage are often visible, as are runways and burrows. Grease-marks, urine stains, and of course droppings are looked for as well. Our professionals are also able to listen for the sounds of rats and to identify their odor. Rodents (dead or alive) are also searched for.
The use of traps is the preferred method for indoor rat removal. The widely used snap-trap is intended to kill rats quickly. They are normally used with bait and are most effective when placed in areas of rat activity.
Along with trapping and removal, exclusion remains the best way to avoid a rodent infestation. Our exterminators will inspect your home or business, including the attic and basement, to locate and identify points of entry (and potential points of entry.) Properly sealing these cracks and holes during the process of exclusion can help to prevent future infestations and the need for further trapping and removal.
The roof rat and the Norway rat are two variety of rat that may be found in Kennesaw, Georgia. When coming up with a plan for removal, is important to note that different species of rat behave in slightly different ways. Our specialists know that roof rats are usually found and removed from basements and crawlspaces while Norway rats are more often attic dwellers. As trapping is only effective as a means of rat removal if the traps are placed in the right areas, knowing what species of rat is infesting a home or business helps us to hasten the trapping and removal process.
Because their front teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, rats gnaw at things almost incessantly as a way of keeping them ground down. Rats will chew at wood and plastic, often gnawing holes right through walls and floorboards. Rats may also compromise electrical wiring, causing potential fire hazards.
Rat removal in Kennesaw, or anywhere for that matter, is usually best left to the professionals. Our exterminators know that exclusion is just as important as rat removal itself.