Rats And Mice Under Your House In Memphis TN?

Do you suspect you may have rats or mice under your home? If so, you're not alone. Don't worry though, we specialize in the removal of rats or mice from under your home. Have you been hearing scratching or gnawing sounds from rats or mice trying to get under your home? Apex Wildlife Control can handle any rat or mice issue you have hassle-free.

Rats and mice will tend to go under homes in the heat of the summer to stay cool. The attic can easily get over a hundred degrees during the summer months. You can find rats trying to go lower to the ground in the shade where it is cooler. Since heat rises this is the perfect place to nest and eat. This can be bad for any underground pipes or wires.

Many times rats and mice get under the home by way of vents, foundation gaps, and crawl space doors. Rats can go unnoticed because they fit in holes as small as a quarter.

Rats and mice may be small, but they can do a ton of damage. Once they are within breeding age, just one male and female together can have up to 1500 babies in a year!  And that's just those two rats.  Their offspring can have even more!  This is how easily a rat infestation can begin.

Rats and mice chew to keep their teeth filed down. If they didn't chew constantly, their teeth would become too long and eventually the rat or mouse would be unable to eat.  Did you know that a rat's teeth can grow up to SIX INCHES in a year?  Imagine a rat with teeth like a walrus.  Now that's an image that would be hard to forget! 

Chewed electrical wires could lead to sparks and fire, so it is extremely dangerous to not handle rat issues right away. And if rats chew into your water lines, this could create rotting wood and potential mold issues.

One way to lower chances of rat and mice infestations is to get rid of garbage. Don't leave trash bags outside. Any brush piles or compost piles should also be cleaned up. In addition, make sure there are no piles of debris for rats to hide under.

Cleanliness is one of the best preventative measures against rats and mice. Having rats around your home will also attract other predators into your area. All kinds of predators can smell the fecal droppings and urine and will come looking for the source of the smell.

Did you know that raccoons will eat rats and mice?  That's right!  Not only raccoons, but opossums, snakes and skunks will also come looking for a tasty rat or mouse if you have any around. Raccoons  and snakes often make their way inside an attic looking for an easy food source. Raccoons will try to take care of your rat and mice problem for you, but these masked bandits can cause an incredible amount of damage to your home in their own way. Unfortunately, once an animal breaches your home it can create a a domino effect with other wildlife following in its footsteps.  Your best bet is to take care of your rodent problem yourself before other wildlife finds discovers the "free buffet" at your home!

Apex Wildlife Control offers a dead animal and deodorization service. There may be a dead rat issue or foul odor coming from under your home. This is normal. Rats will fight each other for territory. They eat just about anything including the dead bodies of their own kind.

Our company provides a cleanup service because dead rats under your home can produce a smell that is overwhelming. We have professional deodorization equipment that will neutralize the particles in the air. We can clean up fecal droppings as well if that is something you would like help with.

Rats and mice carry a lot of bacteria and disease. Our technicians always wear a mask and gloves when near any dead wild animals or fecal droppings. Inhaling any particles that may get stirred up in the process can make you and your family very sick, so please leave this to the professionals!

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.  

Leptospirosis 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.

Plague 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.

Tularemia 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 animals.

If we completely seal the property we can guarantee against re-entry. Our skilled technicians can trap the animals and seal your home against any future wildlife problems at the same time.  Our exclusion services can be performed while you are at work, so you won't need to take time off to take care of this problem.  We have you covered!

If mice or rats have already gotten into your home, 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.  However, 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 around under your home or commercial business, give us a call today!  Our skilled technicians are here to help!

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