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Why Professional Rodent Control Is Best For Atlanta Homes

December 15, 2021

When you think of common household pests that can be dangerous and destructive, you probably think of termites, ants, stinging insects, and maybe spiders. While all of these pests are common in Atlanta households, another pest that you are likely to have to deal with at some point is a rodent.

Rodents are a family of pests that include rats, mice, and squirrels, along with other small mammals. These pests are some of the more common pests you will have in your Atlanta home. Mice and rats come inside in search of food, water, and shelter. They are considered “commensal” pests, meaning they have adapted to share space with humans, although they do not share space with each other. You won’t find mice and rats in the same area.

At Anthem Pest Control, we understand that rodents can be an issue in Atlanta, and we're experts on the different types of rodents you will deal with. Read on to learn about the problems these pests can cause, how to identify them, and what you can do to keep rodents under control. 

Are Rodents Dangerous?

With their cute whiskers and fuzzy ears, rodents may not seem very threatening. In fact, rodents can be incredibly dangerous pests. The list of diseases spread by rodents include:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonella
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Tularemia

Along with these diseases, they can introduce other dangerous pests like fleas, ticks, and lice into your home. Rodents can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks in people who are sensitive.

Along with the health concerns, rodents can be a destructive presence in your home. They have been known to chew through pipes, wires, wood, and drywall. It is believed that up to 25% of house fires in the United States are caused by rodents chewing through live electrical wires.

How Can I Tell If I Have A Rodent Problem?

Rodents breed quickly. This means that a rodent infestation in your home can grow quickly. Because of this, it is important to catch an infestation quickly. The best way to do this is to know the signs of a rodent infestation and be on the lookout for them. These signs include:

  • Rodent droppings in your home, especially in drawers, cupboards, under sinks, and around food packages.
  • Nesting material like shredded paper, fabric, and dried plants inside your home.
  • Holes chewed through walls or floors.
  • Streak marks along baseboards.
  • Strange noises coming from inside the walls of your home.

The number one sign of a rodent problem is seeing an actual rodent in your home. If you see one rodent, the chances are that there are a lot more hidden in the dark corners of your home.

If you see any of these signs in your home or suspect you have a rodent infestation, call us immediately. We can inspect your home and determine what type of rodent you are dealing with in your home. 

The Best Option For Rodent Control

Atlanta residents who are dealing with any of the common Georgia rodents may be tempted to try to handle it on their own. Local hardware stores provide plenty of rodent control solutions like traps and baits that promise solutions. While these options may help you catch a few rodents, they don’t get to the root of the problem. While you are catching rodents one or two at a time in traps, the rest of the rodents in your home are breeding quickly, meaning the number in your home is increasing.

The best option to keep rodents out of your home is professional help from Anthem Pest Control. After a thorough inspection, we will tailor a rodent control plan specifically for your home's needs. These plans include a variety of treatments that are designed to get to the source of your rodent problem, eliminate it, and keep these pests from coming back.

Don’t waste your time with DIY pest control options that don’t work. Call us today and let us keep your home safe from the dangerous Georgia rodents that find their way into your Atlanta home.