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Rat Removal and Rat-Proofing in North Georgia

Young rat in a cage trap facing the camera after being trapped and removed from a house by a pest control company.

At Rid-A-Critter, we make a science out of pest rat control.

Most rat exterminators kill rats by setting out rat poison. We don't. There are more reasons not to use rat poison than to use it, which we'll discuss a bit further down in this page.

The long and short of it is that with the exception of a few commercial accounts and other special situations in which exterior bait stations are required by law or industry standards, we don't use rodenticides to kill rats; and we never use rodenticides to kill rats inside of buildings. They're unnecessary and potentially harmful.

What we do is remove existing rats from your home or building non-chemically using various types of traps, and then seal your home or building to keep rats out. Our organic approach to rat extermination is safer, more environmentally friendly, and more permanent than using poisons.

Trying to control rats without sealing them out of a building is pointless. New rats will move in almost as quickly as the old rats are removed. You'll develop a lifetime relationship with your exterminator because the rat problem will never be solved. Your exterminator will show up every month to set out more poison, you will pay the exterminator every month to do it, and you'll still have a rat problem. Forever.

That's not how we do rat removal.

Rid-A-Critter is one of the largest and most well-established animal control companies in North Georgia, and we got that way by doing things differently. Unlike most pest control companies, we practice non-chemical rat control that doesn't rely on poisons, as is consistent with our philosophy and practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). We emphasize rat extermination using trapping, habitat modification, and rodent exclusion ("rat-proofing") to prevent rats from getting into your home or business.

Removing rats from your home without using poisons means reduced risk to humans, livestock, and pets, as well as less risk of rats dying inside your house and stinking it up. Non-chemical rat control is the smartest way to solve a rat problem, no matter how you look at it.

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. These pictures 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.

When needed, we also utilize other high-tech methods, such as motion-activated robotic cameras, to determine how many rats there are and just how they're getting into your home. Using the "Rat Cam" allows us to be absolutely certain that we've found and repaired every hole to be sure that we've sealed the rats out of your house.

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.

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 more environmentally-friendly, "green," 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 Rodenticides

There are a few rat infestation situations which require the selective and judicious use of rodenticides (rat poisons), even in the context of an IPM program. But even in these situations, non-chemical control should be the primary rat control method. Rodenticides should be used only when absolutely needed.

Some situations in which rodenticide use is justified include:

Rat Control Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of rat pest control jobs we've done in North Georgia.

Rid-A-Critter has locally-based rat control specialists living, working, and keeping rats out of houses throughout North Georgia. We have the tools and personnel to handle any rat control or mouse control job, so please call us today for a professional inspection and consultation.

 

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The gap around a condensate drain passing through a baseball-sized hole in the concrete foundation is the reason why our North Georgia rodent pest control professionals are doing Norway rat control at a Chatsworth, Georgia home today. Plumbers, air-conditioning installers, and electricians almost never bother sealing the holes they make in houses to keep rats and mice out.
by Webmaster
Jun 23, 2022 10:52:47 am.

A wildlife-removal crew from our North Georgia office is doing bat exclusion at a house in Madison today. Bat removal is accomplished by sealing the house so bats can't get back in after they leave to feed. We don't actively remove the bats. They remove themselves, and we lock them out.
by Webmaster
Jun 22, 2022 10:46:41 am.

Our Non-Chemical Rodent Pest Control Crew is Sealing a Gap Around a Gas Pipe Where it Passes through a Brick Wall, which is The Cause of the Infestation at a Hiawassee, Georgia Rat Control Job
by Webmaster
Jun 22, 2022 09:50:54 am.

We just got a call to go remove a rat snake from the crawl space of a Sharpsburg, Georgia home. Rat snakes are beneficial because they eat rodents. They're also non-venomous. Nonetheless, most people don't want even helpful snakes living in their homes. We have a technician on the way to catch and relocate the snake.
by Webmaster
Jun 20, 2022 11:11:30 am.

A rodent pest control crew from our North Georgia office are repairing water and rodent damage to the door frame as part of a Suwanee, Georgia rat control job. The water damage made it much easier for the rats to get into the house. They basically just poked their noses through the rotten wood.
by Webmaster
Jun 16, 2022 11:51:49 am.

If you want to know why our North Georgia rodent pest control crew is doing rat control in Temple today, it's because an improperly-installed foundation vent has a gap along the bottom that allowed rats into the house. You can't eliminate a rat infestation without rodent-proofing the home. Otherwise new rats will get in as soon as you remove the old rats.
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2022 10:05:17 am.

The gaps around a round duct passing through a square hole in a cinder block are the reason we're doing Norway rat control in Adairsville, Georgia today. We're using traps to rapidly and non-chemically eliminate the rat infestation, and rodent exclusion to prevent future infestations.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2022 10:36:15 am.

This afternoon one of our pest control crews will be doing Norway rat control in the basement of a house in Buford, Georgia. The bats got in through a gap around the a propane pipe passing through the wall of the house right over the sill plate. A one-inch pipe passing through a four-inch hole leaves plenty of space for rats to get into a house.
by Webmaster
Jun 06, 2022 09:59:32 am.

A pest control crew from our North Georgia office is doing roof rat control in the attic of a Canton home today. We do non-chemical roof rat control using trapping and exclusion, which provides a more-permanent solution to the rodent problem without the risks associated with rat poisons.
by Webmaster
Jun 06, 2022 09:55:33 am.

A rodent pest control team doing rat control in Canton, Georgia have trapped and removed the last of the rats from the house. They've also sealed all the potential rodent-entry gaps to prevent future rat or mouse problems.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2022 09:00:35 am.

Water rot to the wooden garage door frame created a dome-shaped hole that Norway rats used to get into a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our pest control technicians will address the water problem and repair the damage as part of the rat control and rodent-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
May 31, 2022 11:52:04 am.

A broken weather seal on the garage door is the reason we're doing Norway rat removal in Acworth, Georgia today. Rats and other rodent pests will use any gap they can find to get into a home, which is why non-chemical rodent exclusion is such detailed and meticulous work.
by Webmaster
May 31, 2022 11:46:17 am.

One of our North Georgia pest control crews is heading to an Alpharetta, Georgia Norway rat control job. As is often the case, the rats are getting in through a gap in the garage door weather seal. It often goes unnoticed by humans when chunks of the weather seal break off, but rats notice those openings and use them to get into houses.
by Webmaster
May 23, 2022 11:35:53 am.

We're just about finished with a Norway rat control job at a house in Ellijay, Georgia. It involved sealing all the gaps in the foundation of a house with a tight crawl-space to non-chemically exclude rodent pests. The existing rat infestation was treated without poisons, using only trapping, removal, and exclusion.
by Webmaster
May 20, 2022 09:48:54 am.

One of Our Non-Chemical Pest Control Technicians is Sealing a Rodent Entry Gap Under a Hood at a Loganville, Georgia Norway Rat Control Job
by Webmaster
May 19, 2022 10:10:50 am.

A rodent pest control crew doing Norway rat control in Fairmount, Georgia is installing a screen over the end of a two-inch diameter PVC condensate drain to non-chemically seal rats and other rodents out of the house. We have no idea why the builder used a two-inch pipe as a condensate drain. It's one of those mysteries.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2022 11:03:29 am.

The air-conditioning installer left a gap around the refrigerant line where he passed it through the brick wall of the house, which is why we're doing Norway rat control in Young Harris, Georgia today. Many rat infestations are assisted by humans who don't seal rodent pests out of the house when passing pipes and wires through the walls.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2022 09:44:30 am.

A gap in the weather seal on the bottom of a garage door is allowing Norway rats into a house in Norcross, Georgia. We have a rodent pest control crew replacing the door seal as part of the rat control and rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2022 10:11:56 am.

Heading to a snake call in Griffin Ga.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

Gaps between the brick foundation and the bottom of the porch overhang are allowing Norway rats into a house in Suwanee, Georgia. Our North Georgia rodent pest control team is sealing the gaps to exclude the rats and eliminate the infestation without using any poisons at all.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2022 10:47:04 am.

Water rot to the bottom of a wooden post created a gap that Norway rats used to get into a house in Woodstock, Georgia. Our rodent pest control crew will address the water problem and repair the damage as part of a non-chemical rat control and rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
May 09, 2022 10:16:51 am.

A gap around a PVC pipe where it passes through the foundation is why our North Georgia rat pest control staff are doing Norway rat control in Woodstock today. It's impossible to achieve effective rodent control without sealing rats and mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 06, 2022 09:49:29 am.

There is a gap of about an inch under an out-of-adjustment garage door that's allowing Norway rats into a house in Suwanee, Georgia. Our rat-control team will adjust the garage door to eliminate the gap and keep rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 06, 2022 09:38:48 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are flying , Hampton to Ellen, off to demorest, snakes in Hoschton.
by Chris Collender
May 05, 2022 08:49:43 am.

A garage door that is crooked because it is out of adjustment created a gap under the left side that allowed Norway rats into a house in Young Harris Georgia. Our rodent pest control crew will adjust the door so it seals tightly against the pavement as part of the non-chemical rat-control and rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
May 03, 2022 10:39:07 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are in full effect, From Rome, ga to Hampton, ga, then off to Atlanta. Busy times
by Chris Collender
Apr 28, 2022 11:15:13 am.

Our rat pest control crew is repairing water damage to a window frame that allowed Norway rats into a house in Woodstock, Georgia. We perform rat control non-chemically, so repairing damage to exclude rodents from the house is something we do a lot of.
by Webmaster
Apr 28, 2022 10:15:31 am.

A contractor removed an entire cinder block from the foundation right under the sill plate to pass pipes and electrical conduit through. That also allowed Norway rats to get into a house in Rome, Georgia. Our rodent pest control team is non-chemically treating the rat problem and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 28, 2022 09:26:06 am.

A triangular gap between the roof fascia and shingles and the diagonal roof trim allowed roof rats into the attic of a house in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Our non-chemical rodent control crew is trapping and removing the rats and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 27, 2022 10:29:45 am.

A foundation vent that wasn't properly secured tipped inwards at the top, which created a gap that allowed Norway rats into a Madison, Georgia home. Our non-chemical rodent pest control crew is properly securing all the vents as part of the rat-control and rodent-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Apr 27, 2022 09:33:20 am.

Our North Georgia Rodent Pest Control Crew is Patching a Man-Made Rat Hole through a Brick Wall at a House in Acworth, Georgia
by Webmaster
Apr 27, 2022 09:29:42 am.

The Norway rat infestation at a house in Suwanee, Georgia began when a six-inch section of the garage door weather seal broke and fell off. That created a literal open-door policy for rats and other rodents. Non-chemical pest control technicians from our North Georgia office are trapping and removing the rats and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 22, 2022 09:35:38 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides non-chemical pest rat extermination in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Roswell, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, and everywhere in between.

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