Are you concerned you may have dead rodents in the wall in Arlington TN? Nothing is worse than coming home from work and having a home that smells like a dead rat. The foul odor is indescribable and will leave even the toughest stomach queasy. A dead rat smell can last for weeks and sometimes months. It may be too difficult to wait it out and worth calling in a professional to handle the situation. No one wants to clean up a nasty, bacteria-laden rat, but it has to be done.
Dead Animal Removal And Deodorization Service
Apex Wildlife Control offers a dead animal removal and deodorization service. This service is designed to rid your home of that foul odor in hours instead of weeks. One of our technicians will come to your property and find where the smell is strongest. They will then drill small holes in the bottom of your wall. Once drilled we use a Boroscope to look into the wall and locate the dead animal. They may need to drill multiple holes if they have an issue locating the animal. For more information about rats and mice in your walls, click here.
Inspection For Dead Rodents In The Wall In Arlington TN
The technician will then use a deodorizer to eliminate the odor. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find the dead rat. The technician will search for 45 minutes, but sometimes the rat is found in an unreachable area in the wall.
Our company does not do carpentry work, but we can refer someone to help you patch your wall. The customer assumes responsibility for any damages necessary to get to the dead rat.
Rodent Infestations In Suburban Areas
When it comes to rodent infestations, it is common to have dead rat problems. As a matter of fact, a large majority of our calls deal with dead rats in the wall. If there are too many rats in the area, they will fight each other and kill for territory. Rodents are carnivorous and will eat nuts, berries, as well as other rats. They can crawl into narrow spaces and climb up most areas with their sharp claws.
Rodent Diseases And Bacteria
Rats carry diseases and bacteria with them and can easily spread it throughout your home. Not only do they spread diseases, but rats also carry ticks, fleas and other bugs.
Rats pose a huge health risk. Rats were the reason for the plague, killing millions before we had proper vaccines and medical care. Symptoms and signs of sickness can be mistaken for the common cold or flu-like symptoms. If you or a family member is sick and you know that you have rats, please get a medical examination.
Exterior Inspection For Rodents In The Walls In Arlington TN
There are several signs to look for that will help you determine if you have dead rats in the wall. The quickest way to determine if you have a rat problem is to look for fecal droppings in your attic. Insulation is where rats will often nest because it is warm and soft. If the attic is inaccessible, check around the outside of your home for chew marks near the foundation and along the roof line. You may see golf ball size holes where rats have chewed to gain entrance into your home
Things You Can Do To Reduce Attracting Rodents
There are some preventative measures you can take to reduce the ability of rats to gain easy access to your home. Remove any tree branches overhanging your roof or close to the sides of your house. Bushes should be trimmed back away from your home.
Make sure there is no trash or leftover foods in the yard that will attract rats to your area. This includes leftover dog or cat food for outside pets. The only way to guarantee that a rat doesn’t get into your property and have the potential of dying inside is through exclusion work. Our exclusion service seals all the cracks and crevices, leaving no areas open for rats to gain access.
So if you need some rats removed, give us a call. We’ll be glad to help!