We often receive call from a homeowner that the house smells like “something” died in the wall. If you have used poison to control a rat problem, then that “something” is probably a dead rat. The smell is unmistakable and can be nauseating. Some folks actually have to leave the house until the dead rat is removed! If the rat is not removed promptly and the location thoroughly deodorized, it can take months for the odor to go away on its own. Nobody wants to live with that in their home!
When rats die inside a house, they can easily fall down into the wall void. 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!
Beyond the foul odor, the aftermath of a dead rat brings forth a silent danger – bacteria. As the rat decomposes, harmful bacteria will multiply, contaminating the air and nearby surfaces. Your HVAC system will pick up these particles and distribute throughout your home. Breathing in these airborne particles can lead to serious respiratory issues. Bacteria can also spread through contact, posing health risks to humans and pets. Proper handling and disposal are crucial to prevent infection. Regular disinfecting and cleaning the area and surrounding surfaces is essential to removing any trace of lingering bacteria. 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 at 901-598-8555.
When dealing with a dead rat in the wall, the Boroscope is our technician’s preferred item of choice. Armed with a flexible lens and LED lights, this useful tool can easily slip into the darkest recesses to look for the deceased animal.
A Boroscope is basically a tiny camera on a thin, flexible rod. The technician will bore a small hole at the base of your wall, and thread the Boroscope through the opening to search for the rodent. Once he locates the dead animal, the technician will cut a small hole in the wall near your baseboard next to the rat. He will remove the dead animal and deodorize the area of the rodent’s “final resting place”.
First, it’s essential to seal any potential entry points that rats could use to access your home. Inspect your foundation, walls, roof, and utility openings for gaps, cracks, or holes. These should be promptly sealed with appropriate materials to prevent rat ingress.
Maintaining a clean and clutter-free environment both indoors and outdoors is equally vital. Rats are attracted to food and shelter. Store food in sealed containers, keep trash bins tightly closed, and remove any debris or vegetation near your home that can serve as hiding spots.
If you suspect rat activity, give our friendly office staff at Apex Wildlife Control a call today. We are here to help!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Millington 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.
We are here to help!