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
Ways To Get Rats Out Of My Garage
Clean Your Garage Out:
Before you begin setting down traps to work on removing rats from the area, you need to eliminate places where they can hide. Store trash and other items outside of your garage. Clean out your garage to make sure that there is no need for a competing food source or a problem with rats hiding in enclosed containers.
Setting down traps and using various methods for getting rid of rats is the next step. You can consider items like glue traps, snap traps, and certain types of poison. Rats can easily track poison around a garage so it can be important to keep your pets out of the area whenever possible.
Seal Up Areas Of Your Garage:
If rats have the chance to get into your garage, this could mean that their numbers will grow. Sealing up the ceiling and looking for signs where rats can get in can be important.
Making sure that you dispose of materials where rats have been can be important. Get rid of nest materials and make sure that you remove any of the rat carcasses from your garage as these can start to smell and cause other issues. Proper disposal can be a solution that will help you to remove the rats from your home and make sure they do not return.
Rats have a great sense of smell and they will often avoid areas that have been cleaned or bleached. If you have an area that has been bleached, that will often prevent rats from making their way into your garage and avoiding the area.