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Rat Extermination in Atlanta and North Georgia

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April 20, 2014

Sealed a house in Thomson ga yesterday for bats. Also sealed a recording studio in Athens for bats. Today we sealed a house for squirrels in Augusta and gave quoted in Aiken , waynsboro, grove town, Evans, and Martinez.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 17, 2014 04:03:11 pm.

I think I'm going batty, no wait, that's just springtime at Rid A Critter. Bats in jeffersonville, bats in Griffin, and bats in Butler.
by Dean Scott
Apr 16, 2014 03:15:50 pm.

Whew, first day back from the Caribbean was a busy one. Rats in Atlanta, then more rats in Alpharetta, then finished of the day with some more rats in Decatur. No worries though, they don't stand a chance against RAC. P .
by Dean Scott
Apr 15, 2014 09:40:19 pm.

Bats,bats,bats... Sealed a house in appling ga today for bats then gave a quote in Thomson and hepzibath for bats. Glad we can Handel all the bats in the CSRA
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 15, 2014 08:17:43 pm.

Today was a another good day. A lot of new customers set up for Full Exclusions.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 15, 2014 06:19:43 pm.

Started off in Gainesville with rats, them to flowery branch with more rats, then off to lilburn, yep, rats, then stone mountain where squirrels are chewing on cedar house, last stop, Smyrna, will see what he has.
by Chris Collender
Apr 10, 2014 02:08:47 pm.

Bats, bats, bats...... They are flying all over the CSRA. Been to Martinez,Evans ,Augusta ,Jackson SC and North Augusta SC. In the past 2 days. We are excluding them every day!
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 10, 2014 02:00:42 pm.

Crazy day yesterday, started off in Cummings with rats, then to Smyrna again with rats, off to Atlanta, yes rats again, still in Atlanta, squirrels and flyers, yep, in Atlanta, carpenter bees, last quote in Atlanta, squirrels, I'm tired
by Chris Collender
Apr 08, 2014 08:28:20 am.

All over the world yesterday, squirrels in Marietta chewing on a cedar house, bats in a house for sale in sandy springs, squirrels in a house in stone mountain, back to sandy springs for rats and off to Acworth for carpenter bees
by Chris Collender
Apr 03, 2014 10:18:07 am.

Sealed a house for grey squirrels in lithonia ga and then off to give two quotes for bats in Covington ga.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 02, 2014 12:43:59 pm.

Sealed a home in edgefield sc for bats. They had about 400 of them getting in. Then went to Jackson sc for a bat exculison quote and they have about 500 bats getting in. We will be back to seal their home in a few days
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Apr 01, 2014 06:44:57 pm.

Finished a bat exclusion on a middle school in south metro yesterday and back to saving people from rat infestations in Atlanta today.
by Jason McFarland
Apr 01, 2014 08:54:35 am.


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Rat Control Done the Right Way

 

How to Get Rid of Rats -- Permanently

Infrared photo of a rat walking upside-down on a joist

We use high-tech stealth technology to locate and eliminate rat problems

Okay, we admit it: At Rid-A-Critter, we're obsessed with rat control. We make a science out of it. Really, we do.

Most rat exterminators kill rats by setting out rat poison, but they skip the more important, non-chemical part of rat control: making your home rat proof. The result: New rats move in almost as quickly as the old rats are killed, and you develop a lifetime relationship with your exterminator. He shows up every month to set out more poison, and you pay him every month to do it. Forever.

That's not how we work.

Rid-A-Critter is the largest and most well-established animal control company in the region, and we got that way by doing things a bit differently. Unlike most rat exterminators, we emphasize non-toxic rat control, as consistent with our Integrated Pest Management philosophy. We emphasize rat trapping, habitat modification, and rodent exclusion ("rat-proofing") to keep rodents out of your home or business, so "new" rats don't move in to replace the rats we catch and remove.

In fact, we complete most rat control jobs without using any poisons at all. Non-toxic rat control means reduced risk to humans, livestock, and pets, as well as less risk of rats dying inside your house and stinking it up.

We also utilize high-tech methods, such as a motion-activated, infrared camera, to determine how many rats there are and how they're getting into your home, as shown in the video on the top right. Using the "Rat Cam" allows us to be absolutely certain that we've found and repaired every hole, just to be sure that we've sealed the rats out of your house. (Click here and here for more Rat Cam videos.)

Finally, we also clean up and sanitize after the rats, removing their droppings and applying disinfectants or insecticides as needed to kill parasites and germs that the rats left behind. Optionally, we can also replace the contaminated insulation.

 

More Cutting-Edge Rat Control Technology

Thermal Imaging Picture of a Rats' Nest

We also use thermal imaging to help quickly locate hard-to-find rats' nests, so we can get to the root of the problem and solve it quickly -- and permanently. The pictures on the right illustrate how this works.

The top picture was taken with the sheet rock still on the studs. The bright spot that's circled was the rats' nest. the bottom picture shows what it looked like once we opened it up and found the nest -- exactly where the thermal camera said it would be.

Of course, not every rat extermination job requires such high-tech equipment. But it's good to know we have it for when those tough jobs come along.

 

Advantages of Non-Toxic Rat Control

In addition to being "green" and environmentally-friendly, non-chemical rat control has many practical benefits:

Non-toxic rat exclusion and trapping avoid all of these problems and provide the most effective, long-term rat control. Trapped rats don't wander off to die inside walls and structural voids and stink up your house. Instead, they are promptly removed from your home before they start to decompose and stink.

 

Integrated Pest Management and Rat Control

There are some rat control situations in which the selective and judicious use of rodenticides (rat poisons) makes sense. But even in these situations, finding rat travel routes and using non-chemical control should be the primary rat control method. Rodenticides used only when absolutely needed.

Some situations in which rodenticide use is justified include:

 

Rat Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of rat control jobs we've done in Georgia and South Carolina.

Rid-A-Critter has locally-based rat control specialists living and working throughout our tri-state service area. We have the tools and personnel to handle any rat control or mouse control job, so please call us today for a no-obligation consultation.

 

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Service Area.

We provide non-chemical rat extermination in the following areas:

Georgia: All of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Augusta, Carrollton, Dacula, Doraville, Jasper, Marietta, Macon, Milton, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and everywhere in between.

South Carolina: Aiken, Evans, Martinez, North Augusta, and the surrounding areas.

Alabama: Click here for our Alabama office.

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