When rats die, their bodies begin to decompose, releasing a strong foul smell. This odor is a result of gases produced by the breakdown of tissues and the activities of bacteria that aid in decomposition.
This smell is disgusting, and also a potential health concern. The decomposition process can attract other pests and insects, increasing the risk of further infestations. The smell itself can cause discomfort and even nausea in humans.
So if you smell something nasty in your home, call Apex Wildlife Control today. Our technicians will remove the dead rat and deodorize the area for you. We are here to help!
Some pest control companies prefer poison to trapping when it comes to rat control. In severe rat infestation situations, poison will certainly have a faster effect than trapping. Unfortunately, rats do not always die outside. Rodents can die inside your home, often in inaccessible areas such as in a wall or behind large appliances or furnace. Also keep in mind that domestic pets can accidentally ingest the poison, or even eat a poisoned rodent.
Apex Wildlife Control uses lethal snap traps. The rats are killed instantly and easy to locate still in the trap. Our technicians remove and dispose of the dead rat and trap together. We never reuse these traps.
When trying to locate a dead rat in the wall, the Boroscope is our technician’s preferred item of choice. Armed with a flexible lens and LED lights, this slender tool can peek into the darkest recesses to look for the deceased rodent. A Boroscope is basically a camera on a thin, flexible rod. The technician will bore a small hole at the base of your wall, and thread the Boroscope through the opening to search for the rodent.
Once the dead rodent is located, the technician will cut a small hole in the wall near your baseboard adjacent to the rodent. He will remove the dead rat and deodorize the area with an industrial disinfectant. No more dead rat — no more obnoxious odor!
Once the dead rat is removed, the aftermath goes beyond the foul odor; it brings forth a silent danger – bacteria. As the rat decomposes, harmful bacteria multiply, contaminating the air and surfaces nearby. Breathing in these airborne particles can lead to respiratory issues.
Bacteria can spread through contact, posing health risks to humans and pets. Proper handling and disposal are crucial to prevent infection. Disinfection of the area and surrounding surfaces is essential to removing any lingering bacteria. At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are diligent in disinfecting and deodorizing the dead rat’s final resting place. If you have a dead rat somewhere in your home, give us a call today. We are here to help!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Bartlett TN for squirrels, raccoons, moles,
skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
We are here to help!