Rats chewing on air conditioning wires can lead to a chilling disaster. These aggravating pests find refuge in the warm and dark spaces near your AC units, drawn to the wires for gnawing satisfaction. Their relentless chewing damages the electrical connections, leading to system malfunctions or complete breakdowns. Costly repairs and discomfort during scorching Arlington summers is the last thing a homeowner wants!
Keeping rats away from your home requires a focused proactive approach. Start by sealing all potential entry points, such as cracks and gaps. Keep your surroundings clean and tidy, removing potential food sources like uncovered garbage and pet food. Trim vegetation and trees away from the house to eliminate hiding spots. Implement rodent deterrents like peppermint oil or ultrasonic devices.
Regularly inspect your home for signs of rat activity, such as droppings or chew marks. If you find signs of rodents, call Apex Wildlife Control. Our technician will perform a full interior and exterior inspection on your home. He will provide photos of any damages and an estimate for ridding your home of these dangerous pests.
Rodents constantly chew on wires for several reasons, driven by their biological instincts. Their continuously growing incisor teeth require regular gnawing to prevent overgrowth. Chewing on wires helps keep their teeth trimmed down while also providing a sense of satisfaction.
Rat infestations begin with a single curious rat seeking food and shelter. Drawn by easily accessible resources, such as food scraps or unsealed garbage, this adventurous rodent will venture into a home through small gaps or openings. Once inside, it leaves scent markings, attracting others to follow.
A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. They are sexually mature within 2 months and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. This rapid reproduction quickly establishes a growing colony, exploring every nook and cranny of your home for sustenance. Rats are nocturnal, coming out at night to establish nests and pathways throughout your house. Ignoring early signs may lead to an overwhelming rat infestation, requiring swift action to reclaim one’s space from these stealthy intruders.
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