Do you have a dead rat in a commercial business in Bartlett TN?
Imagine, if you will, sitting down to a nice meal in a fancy restaurant only to see a rat run past your table out of the corner of your eye. You say, “bye-bye” to your appetite while the restaurant owner says, “bye-bye” to otherwise favorable restaurant ratings.
Now, imagine trying to conduct business at your office that is permeated with an overwhelmingly foul stench. You can say, “bye-bye” to your clients? Before rats ruin your business, call Apex Wildlife Control.
A Dead Rat In A Commercial Business Can Ruin Your Reputation
It is difficult, if not impossible for a business with a history of rat infestation to regain its reputation. At first it may seem that the rats appeared out of nowhere. However, there will be evidence of rats before anyone actually sees a rat. Has anyone noticed black pellets in drawers and cabinets or in the corners of the office? What about sounds? Has anyone heard gnawing or scratching coming from the walls or ceiling of your business? For more information about rats in your walls, click here.
The black pellets will most likely be rat fecal. Rats are able to squeeze through the tiniest of spaces and gain access into your home. Once inside the rat can become stuck in a small space or fall into a crevice. If it should become stuck it can struggle to get out, but eventually die from exhaustion and dehydration if it is unable to extradite itself.
How Do You Know If You Have A Dead Rat In A Commercial Business in Bartlett TN?
Be prepared to act quickly if you hear scratching or chewing sounds. Finding a noisy live rat is far easier to deal with than a silent, dead one. A deceased rat will begin to decay quickly. Decaying rats do not necessarily smell any different than decaying food left in an office trashcan. Most people will not automatically assume that the source of a bad smell is a dead rat.
Once you have determined that the bad odor is not coming from forgotten food or trash then you will need to seek help from a wildlife professional. Apex Wildlife Control are the experts to call. We have a dead animal removal and deodorization service that goes above and beyond for our business customers.
Our Company Is Always Discrete In Dealing With A Rat In A Commercial Business In Bartlett TN
You can rest assured that our company understands how it can look to your clients when a wildlife control company is on your property. Apex Wildlife Control will always exercise discretion when dealing with commercial buildings. Our goal is to work with your schedule when it comes to office hours. We offer an emergency after-hours service so your clients and the public at large is unaware that we are at your place of business.
Our wildlife technicians get to work promptly upon arrival to locate the area where the unpleasant smell is the strongest. When the general area is located the technician will use small drills and boroscopes to gain access to where the dead animal has fallen.
So Where Do We Normally Find Dead Rats?
A dead animal will generally fall to the lowest point in a wall. We can then remove the carcass and deodorize the area. Our deodorization equipment releases a fine mist of disinfectant that attacks and neutralizes any odor-causing particles in the air within a few days instead of weeks. Your staff will definitely appreciate that aspect of our services!
Since the technician will use the odor to lead him to the dead animal you should not attempt to mask or coverup the smell before our technician has an opportunity to perform his inspection. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find a dead animal, but we will utilize all of our expertise to identify and remedy the cause of the decaying odor.
How Many Rats Are We Talking About?
If you find one dead rat in a commercial building you can bet that there are many more live rats hiding in the building because rats live in colonies. They procreate faster than any other animal birthing up to 1,500 babies in a year! If you are seeing rats or signs of their presence at your commercial property then the first step for you to take is to schedule an inspection by a wildlife control professional before the rat population has the chance to grow exponentially.
Rat Damage And What To Look For
Rats cause damage when they chew through electrical wiring, HVAC pipes, duct-work, PVC pipes, and wood. When our wildlife technician goes in the attic and crawl space looking for droppings in an effort to verify the species then he will also check for any damage the rats have done as well as damage to insulation caused by urine.
Rats are also health hazards in that they carry loads of disease causing bacteria that can easily be transmitted to humans and other animals such as leptospirosis. Complications of leptospirosis include renal and liver failure, as well as cardiovascular problems. And let us not forget that rat-borne diseases caused the bubonic plague.
External Rat Inspection Of A Commercial Property
Apex Wildlife Control performs interior and exterior inspections for all types of commercial properties. On the interior inspection the technicians will look from the crawl space to the attic for any damage and/or signs of the animal species. For the exterior inspection the technician will begin at the foundation and go to the roof looking for all potential and actual entry points. Throughout the inspection the technician will take pictures and upon completion of the inspection he will review the photos to show how the rodents are getting into your property and discuss the damages and make recommendations for the best way to seal your building from wildlife re-entry.
If you choose Apex Wildlife Control to seal your building, we warranty our exclusion work against species re-entry for 1 year (with option to renew). This warranty applies solely to clients who opt for our full exclusion service.
Call Apex Wildlife Control at 901-598-8555 if you have a dead rat in your commercial business in Bartlett, TN. We will be glad to help!