Owner Mike Maynard talks rat removal with Fox 13 News. An informative look inside commercial and residential rat problems.
Friends, only 2 rats can create over 1500 more rats in a year. JUST those two rats. Their offspring can create even more!
So if you see rats around your home or business, nip that problem in the bud now!
Did you hear that?
That tiny, squeaking, scratching noise in your wall? Or overhead in your ceiling? That tiny noise that gives you the creeps and won't let you sleep at night? If you are hearing that noise mostly at night, then you probably have a rat. Or two. Or dozens.
A female rat can go into heat days after she has a litter. As a result, just a few rats can grow into an infestation in no time. Rats do not like to be out in the open. They prefer dark, warm places to hide such as your attic or walls. So by the time you actually see a rat, all the good places to hide in your home are probably full of his cousins. Rats are kind of like potato chips. You probably won't have just one!
So how much does it cost to rid your home of these pests? Well that depends on the size and scope of your rat infestation, and also how many areas need to be sealed up to prevent re-entry. If you were to just set traps without sealing up the entry points, that would be like swatting flies and leaving your door open. Not really going to solve the problem, is it?
Of course, some pest control operators will “treat” a rat problem with poison. The problem with this is the rats will sometimes end up dying in your walls or an inaccessible place in your home. When this happens, you may have a terrible, decaying rat smell in your home for weeks. And cutting into your walls to remove a dead animal can be quite expensive.
A rat is one of the mot destructive animals you can have on your property! Rats have to chew constantly to file down their teeth, otherwise they would not be able to chew. Did you know that a rat's teeth can grow up to SIX INCHES in a year if they weren't filed down constantly? Imagine a rat with huge fangs! That's the kind of thing that belongs in a horror movie!
Speaking of movies, did you know that a rat's bite is stronger per inch than the bite of a great white shark like the one in Jaws? The strength of a rat's bite can be up to 12 tons (24,000 pounds) per square inch. However, the bite of a great white shark is only around 2 tons (4,000 pounds) per square inch.No wonder rats can quickly chew their way into your home!
At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians go through two months of rigorous training in order to perform quality inspections on your home or business. Our technicians will look for and photograph points of entry on your home and damage created by wildlife, then sit down with you to discuss the best course of action to take. Our methods of trapping and full exclusion are proven to rid homes of rats. As a matter of fact, we are so confident in our exclusion team that we offer a ONE YEAR WARRANTY on our full exclusion jobs!
So if you hear little squeaks and scratches in your walls or ceiling, give us a call today or fill out our contact below. Don't wait, nip this problem in the bud today!