Do you have a dead rat in your home in Collierville TN? Have you smelled a foul odor in your home after you have cleaned and taken out the trash? If you have heard scratching noises, there is a very good chance rats are in your walls or attic. If you do hear these noises, it is best to get a professional to come and inspect your property. It will help to keep a detailed log of when and where you hear the noises. If the noises you hear seem to be localized, then the rat may be stuck. If a rat is stuck in a wall, it will die quickly from dehydration.
Don’t Mask The Smell Of A Dead Rat In Your Home In Collierville TN
A dead rat in your home in Collierville TN is much harder to find than a live one. Active rats make noises that allow us to track them. It is much easier to locate living rats than dead ones. For more information about rats in your walls, click here.
Dead rats will provide an obvious odor for us to follow. Make sure that you do not burn candles prior to our arrival. Candles will mask the scent and prevent us from locating the rat. We understand that you do not want to smell a dead rat. However, it is much easier to locate if we don’t have to compete with other strong scents.
Dead Rats In The Home Are More Common Than You Think
A rat getting into your home is more common that you may think. Rats typically gain access to seek shelter, to mate, or nest. They also seek shelter from predators. This can happen when there is an overabundance of nearby wildlife.
Rat Reproduction Rates Are Incredible!
In either case, this is not good news for you. Rats mate at an alarming rate because they have litters throughout the year. A successful rat pair can produce up to 1500 baby rats in a year! Baby rats can easily fall into crevices and get stuck. If this happens, they will quickly die inside the wall.
Dead Animal Deodorization And Emergency Service
Apex Wildlife Control offers dead animal removal and deodorization services for commercial buildings and residential homes. In most cases, we are able to schedule clients within one to two business days unless it is during one of our busy seasons.
Apex Wildlife Control offers after-hours and emergency services for an additional fee. When our technician arrives, he will inspect and locate the area where the odor is the strongest. Our technician will also inspect your attic and wall cavities as well.
Locating The Dead Rat In Your Home In Collierville TN
If the technician is able to pinpoint the rat’s location, he will drill tiny holes at the bottom of the wall. He will then insert a Boroscope camera to try to get a visual of the rat. It is difficult to locate a dead rat, but the technician will spend up to 45 minutes searching for it. (Clients may request additional search time for an additional fee.)
Locating the rat is the tricky part, but once we find it, removal is easy and quick. We retrieve the dead rat from the wall by making the hole a little bigger. We clean up any remaining parts and place in a bag to take with us. Finally, after the clean-up is complete, we set up a deodorizing machine that emits an odor-neutralizing particle mist. We can have it neutralized typically within 24 to 48 hours instead of smelling a stifling dead animal odor for weeks.
As great as this service is, there is no guarantee with it. A rat can get stuck and die in an area that is completely inaccessible. We make every effort to do as little damage as possible when it comes to extracting animals from homes and businesses.
Be Sure To Get A Full Inspection Following The Animal Removal
Apex Wildlife Control strongly suggests that if you have had a dead rat issue in your home that you have a full inspection done on your property. Where there is one animal, there are more. We can perform the inspection the same day as the removal of the dead animal or schedule a later appointment.
Our technicians will go into your attic and check for fecal droppings. This will determine and verify the species if there is more than one. They will check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC or duct work, and urine saturation of the insulation. You will receive pictures with all of their findings to show you any damage the rats have made.
Afterward, the technicians will look from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof for all possible and actual entry points. They will take pictures and show you how the rats are getting access to your home. That same day, they will provide a detailed quote for work needed to seal your home and costs for each area. This quote includes the cost of trapping and exclusion. A full inspection of your home will take about 45 minutes. We explain what needs to be done to solve your rodent problem.
Our Wildlife Warranty and Double Money Back Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control offers special guarantees that other wildlife companies do not have. You receive a one-year warranty with all full exclusion services as well as a Double Money-Back guarantee! These services alone are amazing. Combining them shows that we know and believe in our work so much we are willing to bet on it. Give us a call today and let one of our staff members tell you about the different services we provide. We can help your day get better as we can solve your wildlife needs! We look forward to talking to you. We can’t wait to tell you all about our company!