Do you have a dead rat in your home in Germantown TN? Are you smelling foul odors in your home even 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 are hearing noises, it is always best to get a professional to come and inspect your home. It helps to keep a detailed log of when you hear the noises and where. If the noises you hear seem to stay in one place, then the rat may be stuck. If an animal does get stuck in a wall, it will die quickly from dehydration.
Don’t Mask The Smell Of A Dead Rat In Your Home In Germantown TN
If you have a dead rat in your home, it will be much harder to find than a live one. Living rats make noises that allow us to track them. It is much easier to locate a living animal than a dead animal. For more information about rats in your walls, click here.
Dead rats will provide a smell for us to follow. Please do not burn candles prior to our arrival. This will mask the scent and prevent us from locating the rat. We understand you do not want to smell the animal. However, a dead rat is much easier to locate when 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. Rats typically gain access to seek shelter, to mate, or nest. They also seek shelter from other predators. This usually happens when there is an overabundance of exterior wildlife.
Rat Reproduction Rates Are Incredible!
Either way, this can be bad news for you. Rats in particular mate at an alarming rate because they can have numerous litters throughout the year. A successful rat pair can birth up to 1500 young in a single year! Young rats can easily fall into crevices and will 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 rat removal and deodorization services for both commercial properties and residential homes. In most cases we are able to schedule clients within one to two business days. However, during our busy season this may take longer.
At Apex Wildlife Control we offer after-hours and emergency services for an additional fee. Once our technician arrives he will inspect and locate the area where the smell is the strongest in your home. Our technicians also will inspect your attic and wall cavities as well.
Locating The Dead Rat In Your Home In Germantown TN
If the technician is able to narrow down the rat’s location, we will drill tiny holes at the bottom of the wall. We then insert a Boroscope camera to look and see if we can get a visual of the animal. The technician will spend up to 45 minutes searching for the deceased rat. (Clients may request additional search time for an additional fee.)
Locating the rat is the tricky part, but once we find it, everything is very easy and quick. We may have to retrieve the dead rat from within the wall by making the hole a little bigger; if so, we clean up any remaining debris and put in a bag to remove. Finally, after all the clean-up is complete, we set up a deodorizing machine to begin emitting an odor-neutralizing particle mist. Instead of smelling a horrible dead rat odor for weeks, we can have it neutralized typically 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 will try to do as little damage as possible when it comes to extracting 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 had a dead rat issue in your home that you have a full inspection done of your property. Where there is one rat, there will definitely 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 so you don’t feel bombarded all in one trip. It is completely up to you.
Our technicians will go into your attic and check for fecal droppings to determine and verify the specific species or if there is more than one animal in your attic. They will look for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC or duct work, and urine damage to your insulation. You will receive pictures with all of our findings showing you the extent of the damage the rats have done so far.
Afterward, the technician will inspect from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof for all possible and actual entry points. He will take pictures and show you how the rats are getting in and out of your home. That same day, he will provide a detailed quote showing the work needed to seal your home and the costs for each area. This quote will include both the cost of trapping and exclusion. A full inspection of your home will take about 45 minutes. We will explain what needs to be done to solve your rat 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 and putting them together 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 all the different services we provide and how we can help your day get better so we can solve your wildlife needs! We look forward to talking to you and we can’t wait to tell you all about Apex Wildlife Control!