Do you have rats and mice in the walls in Cordova TN? Have you been hearing scratching and squeaking noises, chewing or running around? Is there a dead rat odor coming from the walls? If so, you may have a rat or mouse infestation in your home that needs immediate attention!
How Do Rats And Mice Get In The Walls?
There are many reasons why rats or mice in the walls in Cordova TN are more of a problem than just a noise complaint.
If you hear what you think are rats and mice in the walls, give us a call. Typically rats and mice can be heard in the walls late at night. They can squeeze through holes that have the diameter of a quarter! They most often can be heard in the crevices of walls or in the ceiling. For more information about rat and mice removal in Cordova TN, click here.
Rats And Mice Are Very Fast Breeders
Rats and mice are prolific breeders. They have the ability to reproduce upwards of 1500 young per year. Once they enter into the hard-to-reach places, their chewing can do severe damage in your home. Rodents have teeth that never stop growing. They constantly chew to regulate the size of their teeth. This is similar to the way we file our fingernails to make them manageable.
Rat And Mice Inspection
Our office staff takes detailed notes and will record all the information you give us when you call. We will then pass this information to the wildlife technician assigned to your home. The technician will begin his inspection in your attic, looking for fecal droppings, chewed wires, damaged HVAC, and more.
How Do We Determine If You Have Rats Or Mice, Or Both?
Norway rats are much larger than roof rats or mice. The technician is able to determine the species by the size and shape of the droppings. The amount of feces also tells us how long the rats or mice have been there. It will also show us the overall severity of the issue. In addition, we are also looking for any entry points where the rodents have gained access or potential points of entry. Norway rats are much larger than roof rats or mice.
Dead Rat And Mice Removal And Deodorization
Our technicians primarily go by scent to locate any dead rats. We will also gather additional information from the homeowner. This can include where and when you last heard scratching or chewing noises. Once we have the information needed, we assess the situation and try to locate the dead rodent. Please keep in mind that no one can guarantee to be able to locate a dead rat. This is due to their ability to get into areas that are inaccessible.
Once the technician locates the general area of suspicion, he will go into the attic. From there he will try to locate the animal. This is done by smell and using a high-powered flashlight. He will check the insulation while in the attic. In addition, he will also check the air ducts. The rat may have died in the air duct and air is blowing the odor throughout the house.
When the dead rat is located, the technician will start the removal process. Prior to opening up the wall, he will drill a small hole at the bottom between the suspected wall studs and use a boroscope for visual verification. After he can see the dead rat, he will enlarge the hole and remove it.
The deodorization equipment we use neutralizes any odors. These chemicals are safe for homeowners and pets. The only service we don’t provide is to repair the wall once we are finished. A contractor will need to make the wall repair at that point.
Rat And Mice Exterior And Interior Inspection
After the internal inspection, the technician will go outside for the external inspection. He will look for any possible and actual entry points where the rats or mice are getting into your home. The technician take pictures of everything and will send them to you so you can see how the rodents are gaining entry. You will receive an itemized quote for the cost to trap the rodents and seal your home to prevent any future problems.
Rat And Mice Exclusion
Once an exclusion agreement is signed, we schedule an appointment for the earliest date available to seal your home. This is typically within five to ten days of our inspection. Our exclusion crew needs the homeowner available to set traps in the attic and on Fridays when we check the traps, unless specified otherwise. The majority of the time, all sealing work is done from the outside. The crew can get this done within a single day for an average size home with no unexpected weather delays.
Trapping can last up to two weeks for an average home. The first week the house is sealed up for any rodents searching for exits to get out for food or water. After they cannot find any exits, they are forced to go to our traps for food. We use snap traps and it is instant death. We find a quick death is the most humane way to trap rats. You have to control the population because they breed so quickly and have large litters.
If you hear noises in your walls and are unsure what is causing it, don’t hesitate to give us a call. There is no animal or issue too big or small for us to handle. Let us help you get your home back to its former glory! We will get it smelling clean, safe and secure. You will be able to sleep at night with no other noises waking you up other than your kids needing a goodnight hug. If the noises are just your home settling, we are glad we were able to provide some peace of mind. You can rest easy that your home is safe and secure.
So if you have rats and mice in the walls in Cordova TN, give us a call today! We will be happy to help!