Do you have rats and mice in your AC Chase? Are the noises the rats and mice are making in your AC chase driving you crazy? Rats and mice tend to get in some of the most inconvenient places to make their nests. During the winter they are trying to stay warm and during the summer they are trying to stay cool. What better place to do that than around the air condition unit or chase. Most of the time when people install air conditioning units they are not concerned with animal damage.
Rats and mice can chew through various materials. Their teeth are constantly growing. They have to chew constantly to keep their teeth filed down so they can chew properly. Chewing on materials inside of your attic helps to regulate the size of their teeth. If they didn't regulate their teeth size they would get too long and hinder them from getting necessary food. Rats and mice often chew wires, wood, duct-work, plastic, and just about any other material they can get to. If they chew through the wiring in your ac chase it can disrupt your service. Then you will have to call an a/c repairman to fix and rewire everything which can end up being very costly.
It also does not help that they can reproduce faster than most animals. Rats and mice breed all year long. A female can produce 7 litters a year and can have anywhere from 2 to 14 young in a litter. The gestation period for the female is around 21 to 26 days. She can mate again shortly after giving birth. Baby rats are born blind and furless and they grow rapidly. They can be weaned in just 3 weeks.
A successful pair of rats can produce up to 1500 young in a single year. And that's just those two rats! Their offspring can produce even more rats. They commonly will live together in groups so it is easy for their numbers to become overwhelming. This is why you often hear people refer to it as an infestation. Their numbers can rapidly increase in a short amount of time.
This is how a rat infestation can happen quickly in homes and businesses. Rats and mice can quickly overwhelm a single home. It is always best to address the problem as soon as you notice any signs of wildlife on your own property.
Wild animals are attracted to vents and are lead to them more often in the winter. Often, they can feel the source of heat more easily during this period. They are looking for a quiet, safe place to have their young. They will bring nesting material for when they have their litter. This nesting material can be a fire hazard as well.
Nesting material is almost always made of highly flammable material. If there was enough heat or if something created a spark this could create a house fire. Most homes run off of one a/c unit unless you have a larger home. This means all the vents would be connected. The ventilation system would send fire or smoke in one area and send it to other areas of the house. This could turn into a dangerous situation in a short amount of time.
A/C vents are easy to access tunnels for rodents. They can get to any area of the property by way of the vents. People can often hear them running around and the sound echoing from room to room. They can even hear them chewing and gnawing in the vents.
Rodents will generally leave droppings wherever they have been. When the vents are circulating the air they are also pushing the feces around and stirring up particles. This means you are most likely breathing in rat or mice feces and you don’t even know it. This can be very dangerous because of all of the bacteria rats and mice carry. This can make you extremely sick and can go unnoticed and untreated. You may also mistake this to be a typical cold or flu.
Sometimes rats and mice can get stuck in the ventilation system. The vents go throughout the house and can go floor to floor. If the screen on the a/c chase is tight, the rat may not be able to get out or find its way back to the opening it came in through. Since vents can go to the ground rats can fall into the bottom and get stuck as well. If you hear scratching or gnawing that stays in one area then you may have an animal that is stuck.
It is better to try to get an animal out when you hear it rather than letting it die. In the heat of the summer, a rodent can die in a day or two from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Once an animal dies the smell can linger for weeks and can be extremely hard to locate.
Locating an animal can be tricky, especially when it comes to rats. This is because rats are carnivorous and they will eat their wounded or dead. Once the animal is removed we deodorize the area with a commercial deodorizer.
At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves on our exclusion and trapping services. So much in fact, that we offer three amazing guarantees!
Double Money Back Guarantee:
If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely thrilled with the outcome. If you are still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though! We will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.
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If you find another reputable wildlife control company in the city of Memphis within 30 days of the date you book our exclusion services who gives you a better overall deal than us AND matches our standards, we will match it plus give you an additional 10% off of their price! There's no one in Memphis that will do a better job for our customers than we will. I guarantee it!
Fort Knox Guarantee:
Are you worried that you will invest a large amount of money to protect your home from wildlife and not be completely covered? At Apex Wildlife Control we completely cover you! When a customer has our company perform full exclusion and trapping, we Guarantee against Wildlife Re-Entry for a full year. Our Fort Knox Guarantee covers not only the areas that we sealed but your entire home. This means that if an animal chews or damages an area of your home in an area that wasn't sealed in the first year following exclusion we will trap and seal that area for no cost up to $1000.
If we completely seal the property we can guarantee against re-entry. The way we seal and trap together we can guarantee the removal of the wildlife. Once we seal your home the animals must go to our traps for a food source.
At Apex Wildlife Control, we also offer a fecal cleaning and deodorization service. Our technicians can have your home feeling clean and fresh again in a few short hours. If your insulation is ruined then we will let you know this upfront. An attic restoration may be required if you have heavily soiled insulation from rat fecal and urine.
So if you have rats or mice in your AC chase, give us a call today! Our skilled technicians are here to help you get rid of those rodents for good!
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