Rats removal experts
Rats are becoming a very large problem in Georgia. They have adapted to living with humans and love to occupy attics and crawl spaces. They can have litters ranging from 2-12 with a short gestation period of 3 weeks. The female enters a postpartum estrus period 18 hours after giving birth and can breed again. The females can breed up to 7 times a year. Because their reproductive rates are such, they can move into an area and quickly multiply and cause major damage to structures and crops. Rats like squirrels, love to chew, and will chew on houses, wires, ducts, and pipes. Rats are very opportunistic feeders and will invade the living space looking for food. The 2 types of rats in Georgia are the Norway rat and the roof rat. Norway rats are larger in body size and generally nest in burrows while the roof rats are more arboreal and nest in trees and higher places. There are over 30 different types of diseases that are associated with rats and their feces. Some diseases are more prevalent in certain parts of the country. These rodents may be the most commonly known nuisance mammal species worldwide and control and exclusion methods must be done properly to prevent infestations.