Jefferson County, Birmingham Rat Control Situation:
Hello David, I believe I have roof rats in my attric and I would like your help. Would you be able to come to my house this week to see what we have going on and let me know the cost? Besides the trapping, do you also do the clean up? I see a bunch of poop up there and don't want to get sick for it staying up there. Thanks you!
Beth, My partner Ben is the rat expert. He does perfect rat control work. Ben is available any day this week. He will do an inspection of the house and attic, and find out how the rats are getting in your home, and seal shut all the entry holes. He sets traps throughout the attic to trap and remove all the rats until they are all gone. The process usually takes 3 service visits, and the cost of the project usually ranges around the $300 - $400 range total, unless you require many repairs, in which case the price could be higher. If you want a free inspection and price quote, Ben can do that. If you accept, he sets the traps and starts the repairs right away. Ben also does attic cleanup and decontamination. He will be able to quote that after an attic inspection. Depending on how big the attic is, and how many droppings, the decon runs from $200 - $300. Ben will call you later today to set up an appointment time.
Thank you for responding so quickly. :) Thank you for your help! Ok, I'm in for the removal for sure! My house is about 1800 livable sq ft with a 2 car garage. I believe my attic is 2400 sq ft. How do you accept payment? Checks? Credit cards? I'd like a quote on the clean up too. I won't be able to do that this week, but I know it has to get done. It's just bad timing with money at the moment...but after my tax return come in we'll be back in business. My husband is available Tu-F morning from 9-10:30am. I'm available tomorrow any time after 3pm and evenings the rest of the week. When you have time, call me and we'll set it up. Thank you so much. If possible, I'd like to have something in motion by Thursday. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Birmingham Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Are The Different Sounds Rats Make When They Are In Your Home?
The sound of chittering is often the sound of a rat chomping or grinding their teeth against building materials in your home. This type of behavior is fairly common for rats to sharpen their teeth as well as for nest construction. If you find that a rat in your home is making a chittering noise, this could be an indication that they are building a nest and ready to have children.
Hissing noise is often the sound of a rat in danger or a rat that is angry. Rats can be extremely territorial and if they are in an area of another rat that has a nest or they encounter a family pet there's a chance that they could hiss. If you approach a rat and hear a hissing sound, a rat could be simply trying to assert its dominance over you.
Squeaking is often a communication method that is used between rats. The process of squeaking is fairly common in mice as well as in rats. The squeaking sound can be an indication that a rat is content and it is also a fairly common way to identify rats that could be in the walls or in close areas to your location. It's often difficult to hear a squeaking sound but if you have several rats in your home it can be easier to pick up as they start to move through the walls.
Rustling sounds are often the process of nest construction and these can happen outside the home or inside the home as a rat drags materials to build a nest. If you notice the sound of rustling, it is crucial that you consider contacting a pest professional as you could be facing rats that are reproducing.