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Rat Extermination

Animal Damage Repair
Bat Control
Bird Control
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Raccoon Control
Rat Control and Mouse Control
Snake Control
Gray Squirrel Removal
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Skunk, Muskrat, and Miscellaneous Animal Control

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August 01, 2014

Sealed a house in Aiken sc for bats and got another customer in Aiken set up for repairs next week.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jul 17, 2014 05:25:06 pm.

Sealing a house in greensboro ga for squirrels and mice.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jul 15, 2014 12:36:51 pm.

Sealing a house for bats. Man it's another hot one.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jul 03, 2014 12:51:56 pm.

Sealed a house in Covington ga for bats. If it wasent humid enough it had to rain for 15 min. Lol
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jun 30, 2014 01:39:45 pm.

Sealing a house on lake oconee for rats . Man is it a hot one
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jun 18, 2014 01:38:32 pm.

Sealing a house in Renyolds plantaion on lake oconee for bats and flying squirrels. Nice to be working close to home.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jun 12, 2014 11:11:35 am.

Sealing some gable vents in Martinez for bats and now heading to Augusta to go clean up some bat poop
by Jeff Vredenburgh
Jun 05, 2014 09:37:40 am.

Sealed a house in Athens ga yesterday for rats and snakes. Quoted a house in greensbor ga for bats and will be working on it tomorrow.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
May 29, 2014 12:07:51 pm.

Sealed a house in eatonton ga yesterday for flying and grey squirrels. Boy did lake oconee look very inviting. Running around Athens today giving quotes for bats and rats.
by Jeff Vredenburgh
May 21, 2014 10:08:49 am.

Sealing a home in down town madison ga. They have a few hundred bats. Hope the rain holds off till I get done
by Jeff Vredenburgh
May 14, 2014 08:38:12 am.

Closing out jobs in Augusta and Martinez Still seeing bats and squirrels all over my area
by Jeff Vredenburgh
May 13, 2014 11:01:32 am.

Another busy day, snakes in canton, bats in Alpharetta and brasseslton, squirrels back in Alpharetta, and then rats in Smyrna, another wild day in the animal world.
by Chris Collender
May 07, 2014 08:50:12 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.

 

Rid-A-Critter is a Certified Drug-Free Workplace

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, Duluth, Dunwoody, 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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