You must be searching for Rat Trapping or rat Extermination Services or you would have found our page. When it comes to rats, where there is one, there are usually others. While seeing an occasional rat or mouse is common in North Georgia and doesn’t necessarily mean there is an infestation. It can certainly be an indication that there could be an issue and if you are a business, having rodents around can be a serious problem. It is important to be aware that one female rat can breed up to 6 times a year and have an average litter of 7 or 8 young! So, as you can see, your rodent issues can begin small but end up escalating quickly. One mated pair of rats can create over 2,000 rats in one year. YIKES!
Our Rat Trapping & Removal service area in North Georgia extends as far south as Alpharetta, Crabapple, Duluth, Johns Creek, Marietta, Milton, Roswell, and Suwanee then going as far north as Ball Ground, Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Ellijay, Gainesville, and Jasper. We want to help you however we can, so if you have any questions feel free to give us a call!
Call us! (678) 935-5900
RAT TRAPPING & RAT EXTERMINATION SERVICES
If you are experiencing a current rodent or rat infestation in your home, have a dead rat in your wall or attic, attic insulation removal, deodorizing, odor control, trapping and control of rodents, and rat-proofing, you have come to the right place.
We charge a FLAT RATE TRAPPING FEE for One (1) week of RAT trapping & Rodent Control. There is NO setup fee, NO per animal fee, and NO need for an estimate or quote. The trapping fee is all-inclusive: Five (5) trips out every single day (Monday through Friday) to set the traps, check the traps, and to remove all rodents trapped. It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps are checked every single day – No exceptions.
Daily trap checking is important for many reasons: 1) It’s the law, 2) Humane to the rats & mice but equally important 3) It enables us to make the most out of your trapping dollars by our Professional Wildlife Technicians have the opportunity to reposition any traps that are not productive and baiting if necessary. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL: – We have to inspect the property to determine the best trap to use and the location of the traps. – We use live cage traps, snap traps & concealed snap traps that are effective and humane. – IMPORTANT: All indoor traps are “concealed” inside boxes so there are no unwanted visual issues!
Our Rat Trapping/Rat Extermination program is fast and effective.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL: – We have to inspect the property to determine the best trap to use and location of the traps. – We use live cage traps, snap traps & concealed snap traps that are effective and humane. – IMPORTANT: All indoor traps are “concealed” inside boxes so there are no unwanted visual issues!
WE CAN RESOLVE YOUR SQUIRREL PROBLEM IN TWO STEPS:
One Week Duration – 5 Visits
Daily Trap Checks
We Relocate All Squirrels Trapped
Family-Owned & Operated
OUR RAT TRAPPING SERVICES
We charge a flat rate rat trapping fee per week. There is NO setup fee, NO per animal fee, and NO need for an estimate or quote – simply CALL US! The rat trapping fee is all-inclusive: Five (5) trips out every single day to set the trap, check the trap and to remove any rodents trapped. It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps are checked every single day – No exceptions. While we are trapping every day we figure out what needs to be sealed on your home to prevent future entry by rodents again. We give you a “no obligation estimate” to seal the home.
RAT & RODENT EXCLUSION (Sealing)
Exclusion is the act of using critter-proof materials, devices, and methods to keep all animals OUT. Once the animals are taken out, they leave behind odors, feces, and scents which may attract other animals. Although we have taken the tenant away (far enough to never find their way back) it just clears the way for the next one to find their way in unless you block off its ability to “Get back IN”.
Some of the most common entry areas for animals (Not just rats & mice) are: ◊ Gable Vents ◊ Soffit Junctions ◊ Dryer/Bathroom Vents ◊ Construction Gap (Gutter Line) ◊ Holes We only use the highest quality animal-proof materials and devices, therefore, we are proudly able to guarantee that no animal will get past the areas where we have performed the exclusion services. With all of this said, there is no way to give a price for exclusion work over the phone. While we are setting up the traps we determine how the animals are gaining access or entry into the building or property. This enables us to calculate the costs of the exclusion work. IF the proposal is acceptable we will perform the exclusion work while the trapping is being performed which increases the overall success of the entire process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
((These are both frequently asked questions and common search engine queries))
Q: How to get rid of mice or rats in your house, in your walls, or outside on your property –
A: Since we have been providing rat & mouse trapping services for over 14 years it is a methodical process but we are extremely successful at it. People often think if the rats or mice are in the walls that we have to set traps inside the walls. However, that is not true in almost all cases. We trap the rodents coming in and out of the walls. Rodents don’t just stay in the walls, they come out to forage for food and water.
Q: Rat exterminator near me –
A: When you are looking for a professional rat trapper or rodent exterminator and type in “near me” you actually could skew the results of the search. Google knows where you are from location services. You do not have to type in “near me” but if you do you actually could get businesses that put “near me” in the keywords sprinkled on their website and they are not actually near you. This paragraph is the perfect example. LOL
Q: How many visits does it take to get rid of rats?
A: Typically 5 visits to get the rodents that think they are entitled to share your home out. Then we give you an estimate to seal the home to prevent future entry. Sometimes, a rodent infestation can cause a higher population than the average job but it is unusual to require more than one-week of trapping.
Q: Homemade rat traps –
A: This is a question we get asked all of the time. Can I rig up some rat traps and trap the rats or mice myself. First of all, why reinvent the wheel. We don’t encourage people to do rat trapping themselves, let alone making their own contraptions to trap rats. Here is why…. if you fail you just put the rats on guards. Rats & mice are quick learners and they will learn to avoid traps. So even using the right or proper rat traps the wrong way can educate the rodents and now you have made a professional rat trapper’s job even harder and sometimes costing more money.
Q: What is the best way to get rid of rats –
A: Absolutely hands down, hire a professional rat trapping company to come out and trap for the rats or mice. Once they get the rodents that are living inside your home, attic or walls OUT then we would give you an estimate to seal the home using rodent-proof material to prevent future entry.
Q: How to get rid of rats without poison –
A: Rat trapping is the most effective means of capturing rats. We use many different types of traps some are live cage trapping and others are instant humane kill traps. Someone who is not a professional should not use poisons because if used improperly it could lead to dead rats in the wall, dead rats in the attic or even lawsuits from other circumstances. We do use poisons under the right circumstances and they are highly effective at rodent population control —- if done right.
Q: How do you clean your house after a rat?
A: Cleaning your home thoroughly after rats have been trapped and removed is essential to ensure that it is safe and free from any potential health hazards. Here are some steps you can follow:
- Wear protective gear: Put on gloves, a mask, and protective clothing before beginning the cleaning process. This will protect you from any potential diseases or infections that may be present in the rat droppings or urine.
- Ventilate the area: Open all windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the room.
- Remove all contaminated items: Remove any items that have been contaminated by the rats, such as food, bedding, or clothing. Place these items in sealed plastic bags and dispose of them properly.
- Vacuum the area: Vacuum the entire room thoroughly, paying particular attention to areas where rats may have nested or left droppings. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to ensure that the droppings and urine are not released back into the air.
- Disinfect surfaces: Use a disinfectant solution to clean all surfaces in the room, including floors, walls, and countertops. Make sure to follow the instructions on the disinfectant bottle and use it in the correct dilution ratio.
- Monitor the area: Keep an eye on the cleaned area for any signs of new rat activity, such as droppings or scratching sounds.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your home is safe and free from any potential health hazards after rats have been trapped and removed.
Q: Why do rats come inside?
A: It is our professional opinion that rats come inside for a variety of reasons, including:
- Food: Rats are opportunistic feeders and will enter homes in search of food. They can smell food from a distance and will enter your home if they think there is a source of food available.
- Water: Like all living creatures, rats need water to survive. They may come inside your home if they think they can find a source of water, such as a leaking pipe, dripping faucet or even condensation on pipes.
- Shelter: Rats will look for warm and sheltered places to build their nests. If they find a gap or hole in your home’s exterior, they may use it as a way to gain access to your home.
- Reproduction: Rats breed rapidly and may enter your home to find a safe and warm place to build their nests and breed.
- External environment: External factors such as seasonal changes, climate changes, and natural disasters like floods can force rats to seek shelter inside homes.
It’s essential to seal off any possible entry points and keep your home clean and tidy to prevent rats from entering in the first place. If you have a rat infestation, we can quickly resolve the issues and restore the healthy state of your home.
Q: How do rats get in?
A: Rats can enter a home through various entry points, including gaps or holes in the exterior walls or roof, cracks or gaps in doors or windows, the basement or crawlspace, plumbing and utility access points, and the roof. They are incredibly agile and can squeeze through small openings or gaps. They can climb trees, utility poles or cables, and reach the roof, where they can find openings in the roof or chimney to enter the attic or house.
To prevent rats from entering your home, it’s essential to seal off any possible entry points. You should inspect your home regularly and seal any gaps, cracks, or holes in the exterior walls, roof, or foundation. It’s also important to keep your home clean and tidy and to eliminate any potential food or water sources that may attract rats.
Q: Is having rats in my house dangerous?
A: Allowing rats to remain in your house can pose a significant risk to your health and safety. Rats can carry various diseases, including leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and hantavirus. Breathing in rat droppings or urine can cause respiratory problems, while bites can transmit these diseases to humans. Rats are also known to cause significant damage to your home by gnawing on electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and other materials, leading to potential fire hazards, water damage, or structural damage to your home. Additionally, rat infestations can cause a foul odor and attract other pests, such as fleas, ticks, and other rodents.
If you suspect a rat infestation in your home, it’s important to take action immediately to eliminate the problem. We can take steps to seal off any possible entry points to prevent rats from entering your home in the future. Removing any potential food and water sources is also important to make your home less attractive to rats. It’s essential to keep your home clean and tidy to prevent the accumulation of debris that can serve as a nesting spot for rats. By taking these steps, you can ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your family.
Q: How to prevent a rodent infestation?
A: Rodents, such as rats and mice, can cause significant damage to your home and pose a health risk to you and your family. To prevent a rodent infestation, it’s essential to take proactive measures to seal off any possible entry points. Inspect your home regularly and seal any gaps, cracks, or holes in the exterior walls, roof, or foundation. You can use caulk, steel wool, or other materials to seal these gaps and prevent rodents from entering your home. Additionally, ensure that your doors and windows are properly sealed, and use door sweeps to block off gaps under doors.
Keeping your home clean and tidy is also essential for preventing a rodent infestation. Rodents are attracted to food and water sources, so it’s important to clean up any spills or crumbs immediately and keep your kitchen and dining areas clean. Store food in airtight containers and avoid leaving food out overnight. Also, make sure your garbage cans have tight-fitting lids and are emptied regularly.
Another crucial step in preventing a rodent infestation is to remove any clutter or debris from around your home. Piles of wood, debris, or vegetation can serve as a hiding place and nesting spot for rodents, making it easier for them to enter your home.
Finally, it’s recommended that you schedule regular pest control inspections and treatments to ensure your home is rodent-free. Professional pest control services can identify potential problem areas and take measures to prevent a rodent infestation before it happens.
By taking these steps, you can prevent a rodent infestation and ensure the safety and well-being of your family and property.
Q: How small of a hole can a rodent get through?
A: Rats are able to squeeze through very small holes due to their flexible bodies and ability to flatten themselves. As a general rule, rats can typically squeeze through any opening that is larger than their skull.
The skull of a typical adult rat is about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in diameter, so they can fit through openings as small as half an inch (1.3 cm) in diameter. However, some rats may be able to squeeze through even smaller openings if they are particularly small or flexible.
Q: Do rats learn to stay away from traps?
A: Rats are intelligent creatures that can quickly learn from their experiences. As a result, they can learn to avoid traps set by wildlife control businesses. This behavior is known as trap shyness or neophobia.
Rats may become trap-shy for several reasons, including previous negative experiences with traps, the presence of other rats that have been trapped, or a change in the environment that makes the trap appear suspicious. Once rats learn to avoid traps, it can become much more difficult to catch them using traditional trapping methods. This is a critical consideration as to why our company checks our traps every single day. We do not want to educate the rats or teach them to associate the traps with death.
To effectively control rat populations, it’s important to use a variety of trapping and exclusion techniques, along with sanitation measures, to prevent rats from entering and thriving in an area. Our company, Southern Wildlife Management, can help identify the most effective methods for controlling rat populations in a given area and implementing them safely and effectively.
Q: Where do rats hide during the day?
A: Rats are nocturnal creatures that are most active at night, but they can also be active during the day in certain situations. During the day, rats typically hide in dark, secluded areas where they feel safe and protected from predators.
Common hiding places for rats during the day include burrows or nests in outdoor areas such as gardens, under bushes, in piles of debris, and in abandoned buildings or structures. Inside homes and buildings, rats may hide in attics, basements, crawl spaces, behind walls or insulation, in kitchen cabinets, and other secluded areas that offer protection from humans and pets.
We can identify and eliminate potential hiding places for rats, along with sealing any entry points they may use to access a home or building. This can help prevent rat infestations and reduce the risk of damage and disease transmission.
Q: Why is the rat not getting caught in a trap?
A: Ahhhhh, a frequently asked question which is impossible to answer without seeing the exact situation. The most obvious reason is lack of expertise and understanding rat behavior. Did you know that if a homeowner attempts to trap the rats and fails that it makes it harder and could take longer for a professional to trap them as a result.
Q: Will rats return to the same place?
A: Yes, rats have a strong homing instinct and are known to return to the same location, particularly if they have found a suitable habitat with an abundance of food, water, and shelter. Even if you have successfully eliminated rats from your property, it’s important to take steps to prevent future infestations.
At Southern Wildlife Management, we use a multi-step process to eliminate rats and prevent them from returning. We begin with a thorough inspection of your property to identify any potential entry points and areas of infestation. We then use humane and effective trapping methods to remove the rats from your property, and we seal entry points and remove potential food and water sources to prevent future infestations.
Our team of experts also provides tips (habitat modification suggestions) on how to reduce the attraction of rats and prevent future rat infestations, such as storing food in airtight containers, keeping garbage cans tightly sealed, removing objects against the exterior walls of the home, and repairing any leaks or openings in your home.
By using our rat trapping and prevention services, you can rest assured we will control the rat population. Contact Southern Wildlife Management today to schedule an inspection and get rid of rats for good. Our services are designed to provide fast and effective rat control for homeowners and businesses in Georgia.
Q: What happens if rat traps don’t work?
A: IF trapping was ineffective (which we have not encountered) then the next step is to seal the home to prevent entry and eventually the holdouts will get trapped out.
Q: Can you just have one rat in your house?
A: It’s possible for a home in Georgia to have just one rat, but it’s more likely that where there’s one rat, there are likely to be more. Rats are social creatures that typically live in large groups, and they can quickly reproduce and establish a colony in a suitable environment.
Rats are attracted to homes and buildings that offer food, water, and shelter, and once they find a suitable location, they can be difficult to remove. Even if you only see one rat, there may be others hiding in walls, attics, or other hidden areas of your home.
If you suspect that you have a rat problem, it’s important to act quickly to prevent the problem from becoming worse. Southern Wildlife Management can help identify the extent of the infestation and develop an effective plan for eliminating the rats and preventing them from returning.
Q: Why do rats suddenly appear?
A: If you suddenly notice rats in your Georgia home or property, it’s important to act quickly to prevent the infestation from becoming worse. Rats are attracted to homes and properties that offer easy access to food and water, so it’s important to remove any potential food sources and fix any water leaks. Extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain or cold temperatures, can also force rats to seek shelter inside buildings and homes. Additionally, building construction or renovation, changes in the surrounding environment, or unsecured entry points can provide easy access for rats to enter a home.
At Southern Wildlife Management, we specialize in rat control and rat trapping services in Georgia. Our team of experts can help identify the cause of the sudden appearance and develop an effective plan to eliminate the rats and prevent them from returning. We use humane and effective trapping methods to remove rats from your property, and we can also help seal entry points and remove potential food and water sources to prevent future infestations. Contact us today for fast and effective rat control services in Georgia.
Q: How do you know when the rats are gone?
A: As an Expert Rat Trapping Company, we use a variety of methods to gauge whether or not the rat problem has been resolved. One way we do this is by monitoring our traps and ensuring that we are no longer catching rats. Additionally, we strategically place free-bait for rodents, and if it remains undisturbed, this is another indication that the rat infestation has been eliminated. We also rely on customer feedback to determine whether there are any remaining signs or evidence of rats, such as noises or visible droppings. By working together with our customers, we ensure that we have completely eliminated the rat problem and that their home or property is rat-free. Contact us today to learn more about our rat trapping and removal services.
Q: Can a rat climb onto my bed?
A: Are you worried about rats crawling up on your bed at night? As a leading rat trapping company, we understand the concerns of homeowners in Georgia. Rats are capable of climbing up the side of your home, which means they can easily crawl up on beds and other furniture. This can be a scary and unsettling experience for homeowners. If you suspect a rat infestation in your home, contact our expert team at Southern Wildlife Management for fast and effective rat trapping services. We use humane and effective trapping methods to remove rats from your property and prevent them from crawling up on your bed or other furniture again. Don’t let rats invade your personal space – call us today for comprehensive rat control solutions in Georgia.
Q: How many rats live together?
A: Black rats, also known as roof rats, are prolific breeders that can quickly multiply in number. A single female black rat can give birth to litters of up to 8 pups up to 10 times per year, which means she can potentially produce up to 80 offspring in a year. Once these offspring reach maturity, they can start breeding and producing their own offspring, resulting in exponential growth of the rat population.
Over the course of a year, the descendants of a single black rat can multiply to produce around 2,000 rats. This can quickly become a major problem if left unchecked, as rats can carry diseases, cause property damage, and create unsanitary living conditions.
Due to their rapid reproduction rates, black rat infestations can quickly become a serious problem in a home or building. Historically, roof rat colonies in Georgia have been known to range in size from a few individuals to several hundred rats. However, the exact number of rats in a colony can vary depending on several factors, including the availability of food and water, the size of the space available for nesting, and the presence of predators or other threats.
If you suspect that you have a black rat infestation in your Georgia home or property, it’s important to act quickly to prevent the problem from becoming worse. Professional rat trapping companies like ours can help identify the extent of the infestation and develop an effective plan for eliminating the rats and preventing them from returning.
At our company, Southern Wildlife Management, we use humane and effective trapping methods to remove rats from your property, and we can also help seal entry points and remove potential food and water sources to prevent future infestations. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and get rid of black rats in your home or property for good.