Did you know that around 40% of mammals fall under the rodent classification? The Latin name for rodent means "to gnaw", which they do—rodents' constantly growing teeth require constant chewing to keep them filed down. Common rodent damage comes in the form of destroyed insulation, nibbled food containers, and stripped electrical wires (which can even lead to fires). If you suspect rodent presence in your Athens home, contact Critter Control of Athens today at 706.406.8663 or Contact Us online!

Rodent Problems in Athens

All rodents share similar characteristics like the constantly-growing incisors, hair-covered bodies, tails and jaw structure. There are several species of rodents, including the most common—mice and rats. All rodents can be a nuisance and a health hazard. Rodents can also cause property damage and cause food contamination.


  • Mice carry diseases that are easily transmitted to humans, such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and a form of meningitis specific to rodents called Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM). LCM can affect motor skills, cause brain inflammation and even paralysis in extreme cases.
  • Mouse chewing can cause damage to soft objects like books, clothing, and furniture.
  • Mice nesting behavior can also impact the aforementioned objects and insulation.
Small brown mouse Brown Norway rat nibbling food


  • Rats differ in appearance from mice by their larger ears, longer tail, and generally larger size.
  • Rats, like mice, are known for chewing household items. Rats are easily able to gnaw even on wooden structural beams.
  • Rats carry diseases like hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonella.

Other Rodents

  • Other animals that fall under the rodent umbrella include squirrels, beavers, hamsters, and chinchillas.

Get Rid of Rodents

Critter Control of Athens employs rodent removal specialists that will get—and keep—your home rodent-free. Regardless of the size or species of your rodent problem, our rodent control technicians can help. Critter Control of Athens will install rodent traps and repair rodent entry points to make sure the rodents don't come back. We also offer home services pertaining to rodent cleanup.

We will work to rid your Athens home of rodent problems. Contact our office today at 706.406.8663!

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Rats, mice, and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come near humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage & contaminate food sources. Call Critter Control of Athens at 706.406.8663 today to get rid of rodents!
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