Many people think of raccoons as just cute, furry bandits who do little more than provide us with a few adorable YouTube videos. These people have clearly never had a raccoon spread garbage across their lawn or tear up the insulation in their attic. As cute as you might find these masked critters to be, they are a nuisance to have on your property, especially if they decide to make their home there. If you have some of these ring-tailed renegades making themselves comfortable on your property, check out these dos and don’ts for raccoon control. Continue reading
Attics can be great hiding places for many pests, including squirrels, bats, rats, and mice. In addition to being a nuisance, these little critters can cause extensive damage to your home’s vents, chimneys, roof timbers, wires, and insulation. When looking for rodent removal in Atlanta, our experienced pest control company will inspect your attic and determine the best way to get rid of your unwelcome guests. Read on to learn some of our best tips for getting rid of pests in your attic. Continue reading
With the warm season here, you are probably looking forward to spending plenty of time outdoors with friends and family. Don’t let mosquitos and other pests put a damper on your time in the sun. Follow these tips and tricks to avoid getting bugged by unwanted critters. Continue reading
While no one invites rodents into their home, not everyone recognizes the risk they take by allowing a mouse or squirrel problem to go unchecked. One mouse or squirrel may be harmless, but these rodents never come alone and can quickly infest your home if you don’t take action. To give you a better idea of the potential problem, here is a quick breakdown of just how quickly common rodents can multiply in your home. Continue reading
When pests invade, the evidence and resulting problems can be overwhelming. Squirrels, although cute and cuddly to look at, are not ideal house guests. They often make themselves comfortable in attics and crawl spaces, entering through seemingly impossible holes. Droppings, rustling noises, smells, chewed wires or insulation, and other signs can alert you to your squirrel infestation. Once you know there is a problem, acting quickly is your best bet. Read on to learn about squirrel removal, why you shouldn’t attempt it on your own, and what you can do to prevent future problems. Continue reading
The thought of rodents scurrying around in the attic or rummaging through the food pantry causes most people to cringe. Unfortunately, Georgia has an abundance of these four-legged critters, both Norway rats and roof rats, and they like to set up house in places where food is readily available. Continue reading
You listened to the incessant scratching and clawing all night long. You’ve even prepared yourself mentally for the bowling-ball like echo coming from the attic. But now that you’ve finally called an exterminator, you must know the four steps to preparing for rodent removal services. Continue reading
Nature is wonderful, but there is a reason animals were meant to be outside of your home. When you end up with a wild animal in your home, it is important to handle the removal process in the right way. Whether you need to take care of raccoon removal, get rabbits out of the basement, or bats out of the attic, the following steps are good ones to follow to handle the situation in a safe and effective manner. Continue reading
The moment that you see a rat in your home, you start to consider the steps that you could take for rat removal. Having pests take up residence in your home can make you feel like your personal space has been violated. Where are they staying? What food have they touched? How many more of them are there? Dealing with rats is tricky because they can infest your home quickly and destroy the structural integrity of your house. You need to act fast, but you shouldn’t do it on your own. You should call a professional to help you for the following benefits. Continue reading
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus.
Anyone who comes into contact with rodents that carry hantavirus is at risk of HPS. Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk for HPS infection if exposed to the virus.
To date, no cases of HPS have been reported in the United States in which the virus was transmitted from one person to another. In fact, in a study of health care workers who were exposed to either patients or specimens infected with related types of hantaviruses (which cause a different disease in humans), none of the workers showed evidence of infection or illness.