Do you have rats and mice in your insulation in Bartlett, TN? If you happen to discover evidence that rats or mice are in the insulation of your home you will definitely want to take action as soon as possible. It is never pleasant to find that rodents have taken up residence in your home. At Apex Wildlife Control it is always disheartening for us to hear what families are forced to endure simply because they are unsure about how to approach and solve a situation like this.
Tracks In Your Insulation But No Animals?
It can be exasperating to know that wildlife is residing with you in your home without knowing the animal species. This is the time to call a wildlife professional and why Apex Wildlife Control is so amazing. Our trained wildlife technicians are able to identify animal species and how to efficiently and effectively solve rodent problems.
Rat And Mice Points Of Entry And Food Sources
Whether you hear noises in your home or not there are a few things that you should always be on the lookout for. Check the soffits and roof line of your home for small holes or signs of chew marks which are indications that wildlife have already gained entry to your home or that they are trying to gain access. Always be diligent and do not leave food lying around the inside or outside your home. This especially applies to pet food if you feed your pets outside. Pet food is a huge attraction for rats and mice. Feeding your pets outside without picking up any food that your pet does not clean up at feeding time will definitely attract rodents as well as other wildlife since it is an easy and continuous source of food.
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Rat And Mice Reproduction And Litter Size
Rats and mice are able to reproduce very quickly. A breeding pair of rats can produce upwards of 1500 baby rats in a single year, and this can create an infestation.
Why Do Rats And Mice Love Your Insulation?
Whenever rats and mice locate a good source of food they will begin to look for a safe, quiet place to nest. Insulation in an attic fits that bill nicely. More often than not insulation is the perfect nesting material. However, if rats and mice are nesting in your insulation it does not mean that they will remain just in that location of your home. Rats and mice will move throughout the entire area of your home or property. They are excellent climbers and squeeze through just about any small opening in walls and air ducts.
Why Do Rats And Mice Love Your Insulation?
Once they have found a good food source, they start searching for a safe quiet place to call home. More often than not, this means your insulation. Attic insulation is soft, warm, and will protect them. Insulation is also a great place to build a nest for their young.
Just because rats are living in your insulation does not mean that they will stay there. Rats and mice can travel throughout your entire home or property. They can climb up the side of a house and squeeze into just about any area. They move through the spaces in your walls and your air ducts.
Rat And Mice Urine And Feces In Attic Insulation
The worst part about having rats and mice nesting in insulation is that they urinate and defecate in the insulation. This concentrated, heavy odor attracts other rodents as well as fostering the growth of mold and mildew. Sanitation is not a concern for rodents, and they will thrive in dirty conditions.
Rodents carry a lot of bacteria borne illnesses which is the reason millions of people died from the plague. Medical technology has advanced since the plague outbreak of the plague yet it is still possible for us to become extremely ill from the bacteria that rats and mice carry.
Rats Or Mice Stuck In The Walls?
Scratching or chewing noises coming from a wall in one area of your home could indicate a rodent is trapped. In this case you should call a wildlife professional right away. If you leave a trapped rodent it the wall they will die from dehydration and exhaustion and begin to decompose. The process can take weeks, but the smell can remain for months. This is neither a pleasant smell to live with nor a smell that is easy to remove. You can rest assured that the stench will get worse before it gets better.
Rat And Mice Dead Animal Removal And Deodorization
Apex Wildlife Control offers dead animal removal plus an effective deodorization service. The process will initially involve locating the dead animal by smell. You do not want to use sprays to cover up the odor before contacting a professional to locate the carcass.
How Our Technicians Locate Dead Rats And Mice
As you can well imagine, it is far easier to locate an animal through sounds it makes than by smell. Once the potential area of a deceased animal is located then small holes are drilled into the wall. A small camera or boroscope is run through the holes to locate the carcass. The is opened to extract the carcass, the area cleaned, and a mist is released to neutralize the odor-causing bacteria.
Our deodorization service is welcome in situations of short notice when you expect company and need a clean-smelling home. We offer no guarantees that a dead animal will be found and removed. However, we do strive to make the experience as pleasant as possible so we leave you satisfied with our services.
Apex Wildlife Control Interior And Exterior Inspection
It is perfectly fine if you are unsure what species of animal has invaded your attic. Our wildlife professionals will do all the hard work for you. A thorough interior and exterior inspection of you home by our technician will quickly identify the species of animal involved. During the inspection the technician will take pictures of any damages he finds. He will also be able to tell you how and where the animals are gaining access into your home.
Finally, he will provide you with a quote for the sealing of your home from the recently deceased wildlife and trap any current wildlife that are residing in your home.
Rat And Mice Exclusion Double Money Back Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control is here for your wildlife needs so call us at 901-598-8555. We strive to provide the highest quality work. Our goal is to always have happy, satisfied customers at the completion of each job. We offer a standard one-year warranty from wildlife re-entry as well as a double money-back guarantee. That is how certain we are that you will be satisfied with our services!
There is no job too big or small for our professional wildlife technicians. They are trained for just about every scenario when it comes to wildlife. So if you are having problems with rats and mice living in your insulation, call us today and we will be glad to help!