Decatur Rodent Removal & Exclusion
Rats and mice can be a real health threat to your family. These guys are the last critters you would ever want living in your home. We offer Decatur rodent removal services for rats and mice living in your attic, crawl space, wall voids, living areas and other areas.
We can eliminate any infestation by sealing the entries and performing rodent trapping. We also offer clean-up services for areas contaminated with urine and feces.
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Decatur Rodent Removal & Exclusion Service
Do you suspect you may have rats or mice in your Decatur home or business? Here are some signs to look for:
Signs of Rats or Mice in Decatur Attic
Decatur's Certified Rodent Removal Experts
We know how to solve your rat or mouse problem, but you don’t have to take our word for it. We are Certified NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operators.
This certification is awarded after completing two courses and examinations covering a wide variety of topics including wildlife biology, behavior, identification, inspection, exclusion techniques, restrictions, safety, humane animal treatment, proper remediation and decontamination, rabies, animal handling, and more.
This certification, along with our years experience performing rodent trapping and exclusion work, demonstrates that we are fully competent in rodent exclusion, removal and clean-up, along with the control of many other wildlife species.
Schedule Your Decatur Inspection
To learn more about our exclusion process, continue reading. If you’re ready to schedule an inspection or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please call our office at 678-744-9453 or click the schedule button to reach us online.
Decatur Rodent Removal and Exclusion Process
Sealing a home or building to prevent rodent entry is not a simple, standard process. Each structure has its own set of problems, openings and potential trouble spots. It takes a skilled technician with a trained eye to find all of the hard to find holes. Our technicians have the skill and experience needed to do the job right, guaranteed.
Unlike many other companies, we use quality materials such as galvanized steel wire screen, thick galvanized sheet metal and other products that will last the life of your Decatur home or commercial building. We treat your home as we would our own. Our exclusion technicians are talented carpenters. Not only do we seal the pesky rodents out, we make it look good.
Decatur Rodent Removal Phase 1 – Sealing of the home
Due to poor building codes in Georgia, a construction gap is likely present between the roof decking and fascia board around the roof line of your Decatur home. These gaps will usually measure half an inch to four inches or more. This gap is a common entryway for mice, rats, squirrels, etc. to access your attic. This area needs to be sealed with galvanized sheet metal. This step is usually the longest of the exclusion process, requiring constant ladder maneuvering and attention to safety. The sheet metal is pre-bent and slid under the shingles while screwed into the fascia board to secure. If gutter covers are present, they are carefully taken off to access the construction gap. We then install sheet metal and properly reinstall the gutter covers.
Some Decatur homes may have aluminum drip edge installed over their construction gap. Understand that aluminum is not a rodent-proof material and can be chewed through. Furthermore, it is not installed in a way that seals out rodents. Its purpose is to protect from moisture, not rats and mice.
Many other entries may exist around your Decatur home. Gable vents, utility penetrations, crawl space vents and other foundation / siding openings, to name a few. These areas usually need galvanized wire screen in the vents. Galvanized screen and professional-grade sealant are used to seal other holes.
Decatur Rodent Removal Phase 2 – Rat/Mouse Trapping
After sealing your Decatur home or business, it’s time to trap the rats, mice and other critters. The same day we close up the house, we strategically place rat/mouse traps around infested areas with specially formulated bait they can’t resist. We then return weekly to remove the animals and reset the traps until they are completely eliminated. Sometimes it may be necessary to do some trapping before the exclusion work depending on the situation.
Decatur Rodent Removal Phase 3 – Wildlife Cleanup
When we’re confident all rodents are gone and can’t get back in, it’s a good idea to clean up their mess. If you decide to sell your home, most home inspectors will find and report rodent evidence to the potential buyers or agency.
In many cases, a light clean-up is sufficient. We remove as much feces as possible using a HEPA vacuum. Our hospital-grade disinfectant is completely safe and has a very light, fresh scent. A fogger disperses it into the infested area, killing all surface bacteria, germs and viral pathogens. Other evidence such as tunnels and trails in the insulation will also be smoothed out to benefit future inspections.
Our Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide kills harmful germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses. It disinfects hepatitis, hantavirus, avian flu, HIV and more. It also prevents and eliminates mildew. However, it is impossible to disinfect beneath the surface of the insulation. The only way to completely eliminate ALL evidence of rodents is to perform an attic restoration.
Attic & Crawlspace RestorationA large infestation can ruin an attic, crawl space or other areas of the home. A restoration may be necessary. In this case, we can perform a partial or full removal and replacement of your insulation and vapor barrier for a complete clean. We may also scrub wood and other solid surfaces with disinfectant or seal with an encapsulating paint. For more details on insulation, Click Here.
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Meet Decatur's Rodent and Wildlife Control Team
Our team of skilled wildlife control operators all possess many years of experience. In addition to having the required Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources licensure, we have taken the Basic and Advanced Certification offered by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. We are also proud members of NWCOA.
Our friendly office staff is both knowledgeable and prompt. Communication and customer service are very important to us. Our office staff and technicians work together seamlessly, providing our customers only the best in customer support.
Ask the Owner
How did I get RATS?!
Oftentimes, our customers are very surprised to learn that they have rats and/or mice in their home. The stereotype surrounding rodent infestation is one of filth, old homes, poor home/structural maintenance, etc.. But truth is, any home can get rodents.
We see rats and mice in all types of homes, from 100+ year old homes downtown to new homes in country clubs. They are everywhere and reproduce rapidly. So while rats and mice are definitely unwelcome house guests, don’t feel embarrassed or like you did something wrong. Anyone can get rats. It’s just a matter of them finding your home and doing a bit of chewing in the right spots.
– Matt Alexander