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Dead Rat In Your Home
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Professional Rat Removal In Collierville TN - That Horrible Smell!

We receive a lot of calls about “something” that died in the wall. If you have used poison to control your rat problem, then that “something” is more than likely a dead rat. The odor can be nauseating. Some folks literally have to leave home until the dead rat is removed! 

When rats die inside your home, they usually fall down into the wall void. The rat’s final resting place ends up inside the wall at the bottom between the studs. If the rat is not promptly removed and the location deodorized, it can take months for the smell to go away on its own! Unfortunately, it is much more difficult to locate a dead rat than a live one! Live rats make noise, but dead ones… well, they just stink!

Best Rat Exterminators In Collierville TN - Trapping VS Poison

Rat trapping and rat poison are distinct approaches to dealing with rodent issues in your home. 

Trapping involves setting snap traps to physically capture rats. The animals are killed instantly and easy to find still in the trap, allowing for their removal and disposal. Trapping also offers targeted control, but demands continuous monitoring. 

Rat poison involves placing toxic baits that rats consume. In severe rat infestation situations, poison will certainly have a faster effect than trapping. However, rats do not always die outside. Rodents can die inside your home, often in inaccessible areas, leading to odor and hygiene problems. Also, keep in mind that pets can accidentally ingest the poison, or even eat a poisoned rodent.

DIY Dead Rat Removal In Collierville TN - The Wonderful Boroscope

When dealing with a dead rat in the wall, a Boroscope proved invaluable in locating a dead rat, especially in challenging spaces. This flexible, slender tool equipped with a tiny  camera can access hard to reach areas. Our technician will bore a small hole in your wall and thread the Boroscope through the opening to identify hidden rat remains. Its real-time video feed aids in pinpointing the rat’s location without causing unnecessary damage. This technology ensures efficiency and precision, minimizing guesswork and potential health hazards. The use of a Boroscope is a practical and effective approach to swiftly resolve the issue of a concealed rat carcass. Once the dead rat 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 of the rodent’s “final resting place”.

Rat And Mice Pest Control In Collierville TN - The Gross Stuff

Removing a dead rat from your home offers numerous advantages. First, it eliminates foul odors. Second, it prevents attraction of other pests as dead rats can draw insects and scavengers. Rats have been known to feed on another dead rat! Third, prompt removal minimizes the risk of disease as rats carry bacteria harmful to humans and pets. 

Bacteria multiplies as the rat decomposes, contaminating the air and surfaces nearby. Breathing in these airborne particles can lead to respiratory issues. Proper handling and disposal are crucial to prevent infection. At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are diligent in disinfecting and deodorizing the dead rat’s final resting place. So if you have a dead rat somewhere in your home, give us a call today. 

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We also perform wildlife trapping in Collierville 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. 

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