Rats And Mice In Your Kitchen In Memphis TN?

Do you have rats and mice in your kitchen cabinets in Memphis TN? Nothing makes you feel more unsettled than finding out there were rats and mice in your kitchen cabinets. That’s where we store our dishes, food, and everyday household items you use. If you do have rats or mice in your cabinets, this means you have been touching and transferring all the bacteria rats carry around your home.  In other words, anywhere you have rats, you will have rat feces.  You could even be ingesting it when you eat off of your plates and cutlery. 

This is a huge health hazard as I am sure you already know.  Finding rat or mice droppings in your kitchen cabinets is the quickest way to spot the problem.  Another sign is chew marks on your table legs, chairs or lower cabinets.  If you do see chew marks, you should take immediate action and have a professional come to your home to assess the damage.

Rats are known to carry ticks, fleas, bacteria, and many diseases that they can easily spread. Rats and mice can fit into the smallest of spaces and climb up walls easily.  This is the very reason they can spread diseases quickly is because of their access to just about any area. A rat can easily squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, and tiny little mice need even less space. 

A few preventative measures you can take yourself are cutting tree limbs and branches away from your roof and siding. This takes away some of the easy access for rats. Make sure all the bushes around your home are trimmed and cut away from the outside wall. Also, clean up any trash or unnecessary piles of debris in your yard.

It also does not help that they birth more rapidly than just about any other wild animal. The female rat will go into heat every 4 days. The gestation period for rats is 21 to 23 days and their litter is around 6 to 12 young. Once the female gives birth she can mate again 1 to 3 days after having her litter. You can see just how quickly a few rats can grow into a major infestation in a very short amount of time.

These juvenile rats will mature around a month and are fertile once they reach 3 months of age. Did you know that just two rats can produce up to 1500 babies in a single year?  That's right, just those two rats!  And their offspring an produce even more.  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.

If you feed any animals outside make sure to clean up any leftover food. Rats and mice will always show up for an easy meal and leftover food is like a buffet for them.  Bird feeders are also an attractant for rats and mice.  These steps can drastically help to keep rodents from seeking your home. If rats are already inside your home and in your kitchen cabinets it's time to take some extra measures.

Even a few small crumbs or a spilled drink that wasn't cleaned up properly can attract mice and rats.  These little pests will climb all over your clean kitchen, spreading their germs, bacteria, and general nastiness all over your clean counters, stove, plates and utensils.  The cleaner you can keep your home, the less your chance of rats or mice.  If you live with rats or mice, eventually you will have a raccoon problem as raccoons love to eat rats and other smaller wildlife pests such as mice, frogs and especially your garbage!

If you feed animals inside, try to take the food up when your pet is finished eating.  Keep any food tightly sealed inside jars, or place in your refrigerator.  Breads should be kept sealed and any nuts or seeds should be place inside airtight bags and kept out of reach of rodents.


Apex Wildlife Control offers an interior and exterior inspection for commercial and residential properties. A technician will come to your property and go inside the attic or crawl space and look for fecal droppings to determine the species.

They also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC, duct-work, and see if there is damage to your insulation. We take pictures of all of our findings so you can see the damage for yourself. The technician will then begin the exterior inspection. They look from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof. They are looking for all possible and actual entry points.

Following the inspection, they will put together a detailed estimate of what needs to be done to your property. This will include sealing and trapping the wildlife currently in your home. A detailed breakdown of the cost will also be provided.  You will also receive all the pictures to go with your quote. This estimate will have a validity period of 7 days. This will allow you a full week to make an informed decision. This also provides enough time to get any additional carpentry work done, if required, prior to the exclusion process.


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.

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.  Our company does offer fecal cleanup, but we do not currently offer attic restorations. An attic restoration may be required if you have heavily soiled insulation from rat fecal and urine.

 So if you have rats or mice crawling through your kitchen cabinets, give us a call today!  Our skilled technicians are here to help you get rid of those rodents and get your nice clean kitchen back!

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