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Rome, GA

N & J Wildlife Professionals

N & J Wildlife Professionals is a full-service wildlife control company serving Rome GA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Georgia Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Rome pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 706-671-6075 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Georgia's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Georgia's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Floyd county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Rome animal control for wildlife issues.

Floyd County Animal Services or Humane Society: (706) 236-4537

Rome Wildlife Removal Tip: How To Get Rats Out Of A Wall

One of the most unsettling sounds that you can experience is the noise of scratching inside your walls, and while the attic is one common area where rats can be present, rats in the walls will often be even closer to our living quarters. Rats in the wall can provide a particular challenge for the homeowner, as the wall cavities are relatively narrow, and they are usually very difficult to get to in order to carry out any rat trapping work.

Finding The Entrance Holes For The Rats

You will need to examine the wall thoroughly, both from the inside and the outside, to see if you can find any small holes or gaps that the rats are using to get into the wall. Bear in mind that brown smudges and droppings can be good signs of a rat being present in the area, and the fact that despite rats often being quite big, they can actually squeeze their way through very small holes, sometimes as small as a quarter.

Trapping The Rats In The Wall

Once you are confident that you have identified the way that the rats are getting in to the wall, you can start setting traps around the area where the rat is present. You may also need to find a way to see into the wall cavity itself to see if there are a nest of rats in there, as the baby rats will usually die without their mother, and you will need to remove the baby rats otherwise the carcasses can cause a strong smell that will attract other pest animals.

Excluding The Rat From The Wall Alive

It is possible to install one way exclusion funnels over the points that the rat is using to get in and out of the wall, but these can be a little more time consuming to install, and you may need to adapt them as rats will usually use small crevices and gaps to get in and out. It is also worth noting that rats can be persistent, so if they can't get in through one hole they will try to find another way into the same property before moving on to the next building.

Sealing The Wall To Prevent Future Problems

Having removed all of the rats from the wall cavity, make sure that you seal it using a solid material such as metal flashing or a full masonry repair, otherwise you may experience a problem if more rats find the same way into your wall cavity. Rats are naturally able to pick up the scent of other rats, and the routes that other rats have used, which is one of the reasons why they are a particularly successful species.

Rome Animal News Clip: What To Do If You Have A Rat In The Living Quarters Of Your Home

Hearing the scratching of a rat in the walls or the attic of your home may be one thing, but when you actually see a rat in the kitchen, bathroom or lounge of your home then it should encourage you to do something straight away. Most rats will have a natural caution of people, so they will usually try to find an escape route where possible, so you will rarely have the typical cartoon image of the homeowner standing on a chair and the rat looking up at them.

Opening A Route For The Rat Out Of Your Home

The easiest situation will be if the rat is in a room of your house that has a door or a patio door opening up to the outside. If opening this type of door isn't possible, then create a route for the rat to use to get out of your property by opening the doors, and closing any that would allow it greater access to other rooms in your home. Avoid any direct contact with the animal, but try to usher it towards the doorway out of your property using a broom, and try to stop it from escaping beneath a cupboard or any other possible hiding places.

Catching The Rat

In some cases the rat simply will not want to comply, so you will have the challenge of trying to catch the rat to remove it from your home. Make sure you wear a thick pair of gloves and thick clothing to protect you from a bite or scratch from the animal, and find a heavy duty container such as a metal bucket. You will need to try and catch the rat by placing the container over it, and then sliding something durable, such as a thin flat baking tray beneath to trap the animal so that it can be removed. You can also contact a professional who will have specialist tools to catch the rat.

Cleaning And Disinfecting After The Rat Is Removed

You will want to carry out a check of the room or rooms that the rat has been in to see where you will need to clean, and this will involve removing any feces, and cleaning the brown smudges that a rat's fur will leave on the walls and on the furniture that it has brushed past. It is also worth checking your home for a rat infestation, because if the rat has found its way in from a wall cavity or the attic, then you will need to carry out steps to permanently remove the rats from your home.

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