Rats And Mice In Your Toilet In Memphis TN?

Do you have rats in your toilet in Memphis TN?  I remember watching a horror movie when I was a little kid showing rats coming up out of the toilet while the main character was using the restroom. Having a rat in your toilet is a nightmare. This is not something that anyone should ever have to live with or deal with!

Having a rat come out of the toilet is not a myth. It has happened before and it can happen to even the cleanest of homes. Rats are drawn to homes that have easily accessible food sources or trash.

When wildlife enters homes it is typically for food or shelter. How they get into those homes varies depending on the species. Norway rats in particular thrive in water. Their feet and paws are built to push them through the water with ease. They can swim for long periods before ever needing to rest. Norway rats have been recorded holding their breath for up to 3 minutes before they come up for air!

Roof rats, also known as black rats will typically enter your home through your construction gap which is the gap between your roof and your walls.

Norway rats come from the sewer system more often than not. We cannot get them out of the sewer or even deal with the rats that far down. Our company can only assess your home and give you the best options to stop them from continuing to get into your home.

These large rats are built to survive in sewers and can travel through pipes. Some of these pipes will lead outside, under your home, in your home’s pipes, and yes, in your toilets. Let's hope you never have to experience rats in your toilet.  But if you do, call Apex Wildlife Control today!

Having large numbers of rats in your home is commonly referred to as an infestation. The reason for this is because of their ability to procreate in high numbers and very quickly. A successful mating pair of rats can produce up to 1,500 offspring in only one year!

Rats mature around a month and can then begin to mate. Imagine how many pairs of rats could mate after just a couple of litters.  We are talking thousands of rats that could be in your home in a very short amount of time.  This could make a situation that is already bad become unbearable rather quickly.

When you have a rat infestation, there are many signs that you need to look and listen for. Always be on the lookout for droppings under your home, in your attic, and your kitchen cabinets. These are easy places for rats to look for food. Listen for any noises like gnawing or scratching in the walls. Also listen for clanging and running around in pipes, and climbing noises in your walls.

If you have seen rats in your toilet in Memphis TN, you need to check for any cracks in the pipework or leaks and make sure you do not have a slow leak somewhere that you are unaware of. Sometimes if there are too many rats in the pipes, it can lead to low water pressure or drains that can be clogged up. This could be a reason why a toilet isn’t flushing very well.

Apex Wildlife Control will send one of our very knowledgeable technicians to your home to do an interior and exterior inspection. On the interior inspection, he will go into your attic to look for any rat droppings. The technician will also check for chewed wiring, damage to your air ducts, HVAC, pipes, and any other signs of wildlife in your home.  He will then provide you with pictures of all of his findings. Once he has finished the interior inspection, he will then continue to the exterior part of the inspection. The exterior inspection includes inspecting the crawl spaces under your home for damage and droppings.

Our technician will check the pipes and vents under your home and document all his findings. In addition, he will look from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof for all possible and actual entry points.

Rodents can carry several types of bacteria and germs that can make you and your family very ill.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe illness caused from exposure to the droppings or urine of deer mice that carry the virus. About 1- 5 hantavirus cases are reported each year in Washington State and about one third of the cases have been fatal. It is important to take precautions when cleaning up an enclosed space such as a shed, cabin or trailer where mice have nested or rodent droppings are present.  

is a disease caused by bacteria called Leptospira that infects both
humans and a wide range of animals. It occurs worldwide but is more
common in temperate and tropical areas of the world. Some people
infected with leptospirosis will have no symptoms at all, and some
people will become severely ill. Some wild and domestic animals, such as
cattle, pigs, dogs, raccoons, and rodents, carry the Leptospira
bacteria and pass them in their urine. Soil or water contaminated with
infected urine are the most common causes of human infection.

is a serious infection of humans caused by a germ called Yersinia
pestis. It is usually caused by the bite of a flea that has fed on an
infected wild animal, such as a rat, chipmunk or prairie dog. It usually
causes large sores and abscesses in the glands of the arms and legs.
Dogs, and especially cats, can also become infected and can spread the
disease to their human companions. People and domestic animals like dogs
and cats could be bitten by infected fleas while traveling to other
areas of the country. Plague is treatable with antibiotics.

is a bacterial disease caused by Francisella tularensis and is most
commonly found in wild animals (e.g., wild rodents, squirrels, rabbits,
hares and beavers). People and their pets can become ill from tularemia
by coming into contact with infected dead or ill animals through animal
bites and exposure to contaminated blood or raw meat. Tularemia can also
be transmitted by the bite of an infected arthropod (e.g. ticks, biting
flies), exposure to contaminated water or soil, and inhalation of
bacteria. One to 10 cases of tularemia in people are reported every
year. To prevent exposures to tularemia, don't handle dead or ill
animals; avoid animal bites, tick and deer fly bites; and avoid direct
bare-hand contact with blood and raw meat from wild animals. Don't drink
untreated water in areas where tularemia is known to occur in wild

If we completely seal the property, we can guarantee against re-entry. By trapping and sealing your home at the same time, we can guarantee the removal of the wildlife. Once we seal your home the rats and mice 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 are sharing your toilet with a disgusting rat or mouse, give us a call today!  Our skilled technicians are here to help you get rid of those rodents and reclaim your bathroom!

If Rats And Mice Are In Your Toilet 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.

Call Now Button