Are you hearing rats and mice in between your floors? If you have rats and mice in between the floors of your home you're not alone. Rats and mice are responsible for millions of dollars in home damage every year. Although they are small in size, they create very large problems. Rats and mice have the ability to get in extremely tight areas and evade detection. A rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, and mice need even less room.
Rodents can live just about anywhere. This is because of their size and their ability to climb. It is no surprise that they would hide out between your floors. Many people believe because they are between floors that they are impossible to catch and you just have to coexist. This is just completely false.
At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at trapping these animals and sealing up your home against future entry of wildlife. Call us today and see what we can do to make your home or business a rat-free zone!
Apex Wildlife Control takes rodent prevention and removal very seriously. We are in the business of fixing problems, as well as educating our neighbors on how to avoid these problems. First, you need to make your property less habitable for rodents. Make it as difficult as you can for rodents to live on your property and to find food. Most wild animals choose locations to live based on safety, warmth, and food sources.
Rats and mice love free food, so clean up your home regularly Make sure there is no food lying around. Also, make sure that any trash is not able to be accessed. When food is left out it incentivizes the opposite behaviors we want. This will only serve to attract wild animals. Also, make sure you have trimmed bushes, and cut tree limbs back. Although rats and mice can climb up the side of your home, you don't want to provide them cover.
Well kept bushes and trees opens the area up and prevents rats and mice from hiding in plain site. If you already have rats and mice then the next step would be exclusion.
Did you know that rats are some of the fastest reproducing wild animals in the world? A female rat can mate just a few short days after giving birth to a litter size of 6 to 12. The newborn rats are self sufficient after 3 to 4 weeks. From then on the females go into heat every 3 to 4 days. As you can see, a rat infestation can happen in just a matter of weeks.
You should never have to live with rodents under your feet or above your heads. There are plenty of ways to avoid this happening to you. If you already have this issue it can be solved.
It is extremely difficult to get an infestation under control which is why exclusion services are so important when trapping. Setting out rat or mouse traps without sealing up your home is like swatting flies and leaving the front door open. It just defeats the purpose. As long as rats or mice can come and go as they please, they will rarely be caught in traps. The food they will find outdoors is much better and varied than bait in a trap.
Our technicians can quickly verify the species of animal that is between your floors. This is done by the size, shape, and color of the droppings left behind. He will also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC or duct-work, and urine damage to insulation. The technician will also take pictures of any damage he finds during the inspection process and email them to you at the end of the inspection.
Following the interior inspection, the technician will perform a thorough exterior inspection. Our technician will inspect the home from the foundation to the roof. He will look for all potential and actual entry points. Once he as completed the inspection, he will provide you with an itemized estimate that will include not only trapping, but also the sealing of your home against future wildlife entry.
Our exclusion process is pretty straightforward. All of the exclusion work except for trapping inside your home, is typically performed from the outside of the property. This keeps you from having to miss work while we seal your property.
Rodents can carry several types of bacteria and germs that can make you and your family very ill.
Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe illness caused from exposure to
the droppings or urine of deer mice that carry the virus. About 1- 5
hantavirus cases are reported each year in Washington State and about
one third of the cases have been fatal. It is important to take
precautions when cleaning up an enclosed space such as a shed, cabin or
trailer where mice have nested or rodent droppings are present.
is a disease caused by bacteria called Leptospira that infects both
humans and a wide range of animals. It occurs worldwide but is more
common in temperate and tropical areas of the world. Some people
infected with leptospirosis will have no symptoms at all, and some
people will become severely ill. Some wild and domestic animals, such as
cattle, pigs, dogs, raccoons, and rodents, carry the Leptospira
bacteria and pass them in their urine. Soil or water contaminated with
infected urine are the most common causes of human infection.
is a serious infection of humans caused by a germ called Yersinia
pestis. It is usually caused by the bite of a flea that has fed on an
infected wild animal, such as a rat, chipmunk or prairie dog. It usually
causes large sores and abscesses in the glands of the arms and legs.
Dogs, and especially cats, can also become infected and can spread the
disease to their human companions. People and domestic animals like dogs
and cats could be bitten by infected fleas while traveling to other
areas of the country. Plague is treatable with antibiotics.
is a bacterial disease caused by Francisella tularensis and is most
commonly found in wild animals (e.g., wild rodents, squirrels, rabbits,
hares and beavers). People and their pets can become ill from tularemia
by coming into contact with infected dead or ill animals through animal
bites and exposure to contaminated blood or raw meat. Tularemia can also
be transmitted by the bite of an infected arthropod (e.g. ticks, biting
flies), exposure to contaminated water or soil, and inhalation of
bacteria. One to 10 cases of tularemia in people are reported every
year. To prevent exposures to tularemia, don't handle dead or ill
animals; avoid animal bites, tick and deer fly bites; and avoid direct
bare-hand contact with blood and raw meat from wild animals. Don't drink
untreated water in areas where tularemia is known to occur in wild
Our company can guarantee the trapping of any animal through our exclusion services. We seal construction gaps, soffits, and other areas of your home to prevent wildlife reentry.
Our technician will set traps throughout your attic and within a week or two, your home should be rodent-free. The reason this is successful is that we have taken away their food source, water, and ability to go outside.
Once the rats and mice no longer have the ability to leave the attic they will be forced to our traps for a food source. By taking away the option to go outside they have to go to our traps for nourishment. Mice or rats can have up to 1500 offspring in a single year. The longer the problem persists the more they will chew, urinate and defecate in your attic. This can filter in through the walls and start to smell, and in turn attract more wildlife.
If Rats And Mice Are Between Your Floors In Memphis TN, Contact Us At 901-598-8555. Or Fill Out Our Contact Form Below And A Member Of Our Friendly Office Staff Will Contact You Shortly.