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Professional Rat Removal In Cordova TN - That Terrible Odor!

We often get calls about a terrible odor as though “something” has died in a wall. If you have used poison to control your rat problem, then that “something” is probably a dead rat. The smell can be nauseating. Some people literally have to leave their home until the dead rat is removed. If the rat is not removed and the location deodorized, it can take months for the smell to go away on its own. Nobody wants to live with that odor in their home!

When rats die inside your home, they can easily fall down into the wall void. The rat’s decomposing body usually ends up at the bottom of the inside of a wall between the studs. 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 Rodent Exterminators In Cordova TN - Trapping vs Poison

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 result than trapping. However, poisoned rats do not always die outside. They can die inside your home, often in inaccessible areas such as behind large appliances or in a wall. Also, keep in mind that domestic pets and other animals can accidentally ingest the poison, or even eat a poisoned rodent. Apex Wildlife Control uses rat snap traps. The rodents are killed instantly and easy to find still in the trap. We remove the dead rat and trap and rat, and never reuse rat traps.

DIY Rat And Mice Removal In Cordova TN - The Boroscope

A Boroscope is often our technician’s preferred item of choice when dealing with a dead rat in the wall. This small useful tool can peek onto the darkest recesses with its flexible lens and LED lights, searching for the deceased rodent. 

A Boroscope is basically a tiny camera on a thin, flexible rod. The technician will bore a small hole in your wall and thread the Boroscope through the opening to look for the rodent. Once the dead rodent is located, the technician will cut a small hole in the wall near your baseboard next to the rodent.  He will remove the dead animal, then deodorize the area of the rodent’s ‘”final resting place.” 

How To Get Rid Of Rats In Cordova TN - Deadly Bacteria In Your Home

The removal of a dead rat is just the first step. A decomposing rat 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 severe respiratory issues. This harmful bacteria can spread through contact, posing health risks to humans and pets. Proper handling and disposal are crucial to prevent infection. Regularly disinfecting the area and surrounding surfaces is essential to getting rid of lingering bacteria. At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians will carefully disinfect and deodorize the dead rat’s final resting place. If you have a dead rat in your home, give us a call today. We are here to help!

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We also perform wildlife trapping in Cordova 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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