Do you have a dead rat in your home in Cordova TN? Have you been smelling foul odors in your home even after you have thoroughly cleaned and taken out the trash? If you have been hearing scratching noises, there is a very good chance rats are in your walls or attic. When you do hear noises, it is always best to get a professional to come and inspect your property. Keep a detailed log of when and where you hear the noises. If the noises you hear seem to stay in one place, then the rat may be stuck. If an animal gets stuck in a wall, it can die quickly from dehydration.
Don’t Mask The Smell Of A Dead Rat In Your Home In Cordova TN
If you have dead rats in your home, they are much harder to find than a live one. Live rats make noises that allow us to track them. It is much easier to locate a live rat than a dead one. For more information about rats in your walls, click here.
Dead rats provide an odor for us to follow. Make sure that you do not burn candles or use sprays prior to our arrival. This can mask the scent and prevent us from locating the rat. We understand that you do not want to smell it, but the rat 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 gaining access to your home is more common that you may think. Rodents typically gain access to seek shelter, mate or nest. They may also be seeking shelter from other predators. This usually happens when there is an overabundance of wildlife in your area.
Rat Reproduction Rates Are Incredible!
Either way, this is bad news for you. Rats mate at an alarming rate because they can have litters throughout the year. A successful pair of rats can birth to up to 1500 young in a year! Rats can easily fall into crevices and get stuck. Once this happens, it is easy for them to die inside the wall.
Dead Animal Deodorization And Emergency Service
Apex Wildlife Control offers dead animal removal and deodorization services for both commercial businesses and residential homes. In most cases, we are able to schedule clients within one to two business days. If during our busy season, however, this can take a bit longer.
At Apex we offer after-hours and emergency services for additional fees. Once our technician arrives, he will inspect and locate the area that the odor is the strongest in your home. The technician will inspect your attic and wall cavities as well.
Locating The Dead Rat In Your Home In Cordova TN
If the technician is able to narrow down the rat’s location, he will drill tiny holes at the bottom of the wall. He will then insert a Boroscope camera to see if he can get a visual of the rat. The technician will spend up to 45 minutes searching for the dead rat. (Clients may request additional search time for an additional fee.)
Locating the dead rat is the tricky part. Once we find it, everything else is pretty 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 put it in a bag to take with us. Finally, after all the clean-up is complete, we set up a deodorizing machine. This emits an odor-neutralizing particle mist. Instead of smelling a dead animal odor for weeks, we can typically neutralize the odor within 24 to 48 hours.
As great as this service is, there is no guarantee with it. The rat may get stuck and die in an area that is inaccessible. We try to do as little damage as possible when it comes to extracting dead rats from homes and businesses.
Be Sure To Get A Full Inspection Following The Animal Removal
Apex Wildlife Control strongly suggests that if you have a dead rat issue in your home that you have a full inspection done on your property. Where there is one rat, there will be more. We can do this inspection service the same day as the removal of the dead rat or make an appointment for another day. It is completely up to you.
Our technicians will go into your attic and check for fecal droppings to determine and verify the species. There may be more than one! They will check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC or duct work, and any urine damage to your insulation. You will receive pictures of our findings to show the extent of the rodent damage.
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 in and out of your home. That same day, they will provide a detailed quote showing work needed to seal your home and costs for each area. This quote will include the cost of trapping and exclusion. A full inspection of your home takes about 45 minutes. We will fully explain what needs to be done to solve your wildlife problem.
Our Wildlife Warranty and Double Money Back Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control offers special guarantees that other wildlife companies do not. 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. Please give us a call today. Let one of our staff members tell you about the different services we provide. We can solve your rodent problems and help your day get better! We look forward to talking to you and can’t wait to tell you all about our company!