Do you have rats and mice in your attic in Memphis TN? If you have been hearing little running and scratching noises at night, then you just might have an infestation. Fortunately, Apex Wildlife Control has the best solution for your rat and mice problems!
We often have clients call in because they are hearing different types of noises, especially at night. The noises are often described as scratching noises, animals running around, squeaking, gnawing sounds, and fighting. Because rats and mice are nocturnal, you may see them running on your roof sometimes during the day, but you will primarily hear them at night.
The attic cools off enough at night for the rats and mice to be more active. However, if there are too many rats in the area, they will fight each other to the death over food and territory. The little creatures can make quite a racket during the night. It can be hard to get a good night's sleep with that kind of noise going on!
Roof rats tend to climb up trees and use limbs to cross over onto your roof. They can gain access to your attic in a variety of ways. They get in by chewing on your soffits, going in through roof vents, and primarily a home's construction gap.
The construction gap is the largest area rats tend to gain entrance into people's homes. Every house has a construction gap unless the builder specifically decided to close it. The construction gap is designed to help a house vent the hot air out from the attic. Rats and other wildlife have learned this and take advantage of this gap. If the gap is not large enough they will simply chew a large hole in this area.
When we are called about rats in someone's attic, we need to do an interior and exterior inspection first. We look for droppings to verify the species and potential quantity of rats. Once we have seen the fecal and urine damage we check all the wiring. One of the main issues rats create is a potential fire hazard due to the chewing of electrical wires.
If our technician finds any chewed wires or damage to the HVAC or duct work, he notify you immediately. If you do have electrical problems caused by rodents, please contact a licensed electrician to repair this problem. Chewed wires is a very dangerous situation. Many house fires have been started from exposed wires that have been chewed by mice, rats or squirrels.
Did you know that a rat's teeth will grow up to SIX INCHES LONG in only a year? Imagine a rat with teeth like a walrus. Now that's an image that will be hard to forget! These animals have to constantly chew on things to file them down like we file our nails. Otherwise their teeth will grow too long for them to eat.
Rats and mice will also build their nests in your attic. These nests contain flammable materials such as dried leaves, grass, twigs and even man made materials such as plastic bags and cloth. If there are chewed wires nearby, these nests can easily burst into flame. This is a very dangerous combination that happens more often than you would think.
Our technicians perform an interior and exterior inspection of your home. During the interior inspection, he will check for fecal droppings in your attic to determine what species is in your home. Specifically, he will check to see how the rats and mice have found their way inside. The technician will check to make sure there are no chewed wires, damage to your duct work or HVAC, and if there is any urine damage to your insulation. He will document his findings with photos which he will email to you at the end of the inspection.
Next, the technician will perform the exterior inspection where he will look from your home's foundation all the way to the top of the roof. The technician will be checking for all possible and actual entry points such as the pipe in this photo.
Once the technician completes the full interior and exterior inspection of your home, he will provide you with an estimate for not only trapping the animals, but also sealing your home against further entry.
Our exclusion process is pretty straightforward. We do everything we can to mitigate an interruption of your schedule. All of the exclusion work is typically performed from the outside of the property. This keeps you from having to miss work while we seal your property.
The only thing you need to be there for is the initial inspection and interior trap checks. Unless we specify otherwise, all of the exclusion work is done from the outside of your home.
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.
110% Best Deal Guarantee:
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.
The longer you let the problem go the worse it will get and the more expensive it will be. 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.
When other animals smell urine and fecal it attracts bigger predators like snakes and raccoons. In fact, raccoons will often specifically target a home because they are targeting the rats in the attic.
Rats and mice are very unsanitary animals. Rats are most active during the night. They typically crawl over counters, and through cabinets searching for food. You can contract many different sicknesses from the dirt and bacteria they carry around on their bodies and feet.
So if you have some uninvited little guests making noise in your attic, give us a call today. We're here to help!
If Rats And Mice Are In Your Attic 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.