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Don't Let Norway Rats Take Over: Georgia's Battle Against the Burrowers

Underground Invaders: Why Norway Rats Are a Persistent Problem in Georgia


What are Norway Rats?

Roof rats, sometimes called “black rats” or “ship rats,” are a particular type of rodent that prefer high places like attics, trees, and yes—you guessed it—roofs. Unlike their ground-loving cousins, these rats are expert climbers and can easily find their way into your home through openings in the roof or even by using overhanging tree limbs. In Georgia, roof rats have become a significant issue due to the state’s humid climate, which provides an ideal environment for these pests.


Why Should Georgians Be Worried?

Roof rats aren’t just a nuisance; they can also cause real damage and health risks. They’re known for gnawing through electrical wires, which can lead to fires, and they can also contaminate your food and living spaces with their droppings. Plus, roof rats are known carriers of various diseases. In Georgia, where the problem is especially prevalent, it’s crucial to take immediate action if you suspect you have a roof rat infestation.

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Which rodents are covered under Pest Force’s Rodent Control?

Rats, mice, bats, tree squirrels, and flying squirrels are all covered with Pest Force rodent control services. If you’re having issues with these pests, or want to prevent these rodents from entering your home in the first place, contact Pest Force and one of our trained experts will come out to inspect your home, free of charge. Your Pest Force professional will customize a plan for rodent removal and ongoing protection based on what they find during their inspection.