Atlanta Rat Exterminator and Removal
Rats are a serious problem causing millions of dollars in damage to buildings and property each year. Urban Wildlife Control is Atlanta’s number one animal waste removal and insulation contractor. We do not use poison to control their menace but rely on more successful trapping, habitat modification and exclusion. Call us today for your Atlanta rat exterminator estimate!!
Common Atlanta rat species
The most common of these rodents in Atlanta are the Norway rat and the Roof rat. Both species do well in urban environments and are the most common Atlanta rat removal services exterminate. The Norway rat is an invasive species from Europe. They are now found throughout the United States. The Roof rat, also called the black rat is another invasive species. These are more commonly found in coastal areas but are found in Atlanta.
How, when and why they become a nuisance
Rats are a nuisance for a variety of reasons. The most serious hazard from their infestation is infectious disease. They carry a variety of serious disease infections including forms of Typhus and Meningitis. If you have a rat infestation problem, it is important to contact a professional Atlanta rat exterminator service to protect the health of your family.
Like all rodents, they need to chew constantly to keep their teeth sharp. Gnawing through walls, soffits and fascia boards breaks your home’s vapor barrier and allows water inside to damage the structure of your home. Rats also chew on electrical wiring which can present a fire hazard. These behaviors are why Atlanta rat exterminator services like Urban Wildlife Control are so vital.
Contamination– These animals leave a lot of droppings and urine wherever they live. A single rat defecates more than 60 times a day. The result is a stinky mess that can pose a serious health risk to your family. The contamination leaves the smell that attracts more rats and should be professionally cleaned to protect your home and family.
Insulation– Infestation in your attic can seriously damage your installation. The damaged insulation is less efficient and can lead to higher heating and cooling costs.