Do you have rats and mice in your kitchen cabinets in Cordova TN? Nothing makes you feel more distressed than discovering rats and mice in your kitchen cabinets. That is where you store dishes, food and everyday household items. You may unknowingly touched and transferred throughout your home the bacteria that rats carry. You could even be ingesting it when you use your plates!
Health Hazards Associated With Rats And Mice In Kitchen Cabinets
I am sure you are already aware that rats and mice are a huge health hazard. Seeing rat or mice droppings in your kitchen cabinets shows you have a big problem. If this happens, you should take immediate action. You need to call a professional to come to your home to assess the damages.
Bacteria And Diseases Carried By Rats And Mice
Rats are known to carry ticks, fleas, bacteria and many diseases that are easily spread. Rats and mice can fit into the smallest space and quickly climb up walls. The reason they spread diseases is because they can access just about any area.
Rat And Mice Reproduction Rates And Gestation Periods
It also does not help that rodents birth more rapidly than any other wild animal. A female rat will go into heat every four days. The gestation period for rats is 21 to 23 days. A female rat will have a litter of about 6 to 12 baby rats. Once the female gives birth, she can mate again one to three days after having a litter.
Juvenile rats mature in about a month. They are fertile once they reach three months of age. A successful rat pairing can produce up to 1500 babies in a single year! This is why people refer to rats in their home as an infestation. Rats and mice will quickly overwhelm a single home. It is best to address the problem as soon as you notice signs of rodents on your property.
Ways To Deter Rats And Mice And Signs To Look For
Check for chew marks and small holes on the outside of your home. These indicate rats or mice are already in your home or trying to get in.
Some preventative measures you can take are removing tree limbs and branches from over your roof or against the siding. This removes some of the easy access points for rats. Make sure all the shrubbery around your home is trimmed and cut away from an outside wall. Also, clean up any trash or unnecessary piles of debris in your yard.
Rat And Mice Habitat Modification
If you feed your pets outside, make sure to clean up any leftover food. Rats and mice will always show up for an easy meal. Leftover cat or dog food is like a buffet for them. Taking these steps will help keep rats or mice from trying to nest in your home. If rats are already inside your home and in your kitchen, it is time to take some extra measures.
Rat And Mice Interior And Exterior Inspections
Apex Wildlife Control offers an interior and exterior inspection for commercial and residential properties. A technician will come to your property. He will go inside the attic or crawl space and look for fecal droppings to determine the species.
He will also check for chewed wiring or damage to your HVAC duct-work. He will also look for any damage to your insulation. He will take pictures of all of his findings so you can see the damage for yourself. The technician will then begin the exterior inspection. He will look from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof. The technician is looking for all possible and any actual entry points.
Following the inspection, he will put together a detailed estimate of what needs to be done to your home. This will include sealing and trapping any rodents currently in your home. A detailed breakdown of the cost will also be provided. You will also receive all pictures to go with your quote. This estimate will have a validity period of seven days. This will provide a full week for you to make an informed decision. This also provides enough time to get any additional carpentry work done, if required, prior to the exclusion process.
Rat And Mice Trapping And Guaranteed Removal Procedure
When we completely seal your home, we guarantee against re-entry. The way we seal and trap together allows us to guarantee the removal of the rodents. Once we seal your home, the rodents must go to our traps for a food source. This is the most efficient way to remove rats and mice from your home.
Rat And Mice Fecal Cleaning And Deodorization
Our company also offers a fecal cleaning and deodorization service. We can have your home clean and fresh again in a few short hours. If the insulation is urine soiled, we will let you know upfront. Our company does offer fecal cleanup. However, we do not currently offer attic restorations. An attic restoration will be required if you have heavily soiled insulation from rat feces and urine.
Rat And Mice Warranty Against Re-entry
Apex Wildlife Control offers something no other company does. We give a one-year warranty with all of our full exclusion and trapping services. We also have a DOUBLE MONEY-BACK Guarantee. We do not leave your home until the problem is solved and you have peace of mind. If you have any questions, please call our office. One of our staff can help direct you to the best service for your situation.
Thank you so much for considering our company and requesting our help with your wildlife needs. Contact us today and we’ll be glad to help!