Rats chewing on AC wires can lead to significant dangers. Their relentless gnawing on electrical cables can strip away insulation exposing live wires and creating a serious risk of short circuits and power outages. Exposed wires are a fire hazard, especially if sparks from these wires land on a nearby rat nest. It doesn’t take much for dry twigs and leaves to catch on fire. Beyond the immediate hazards, compromised electrical systems can lead to property damage, disrupt essential services, and endanger human lives. Costly repairs and disruption of air conditioning during hot Cordova summers is the last thing you want! Chewed wires are a leading cause of house fires. This is the first thing our technicians look for during inspections.
Keeping rats away from your home requires a proactive approach. Begin by sealing all potential entry points, such as cracks and gaps. Keep your surroundings clean and tidy, remove potential food sources like uncovered garbage and pet food. Trim vines, shrubs and trees away from your house to eliminate hiding spots.
Regularly inspect your home for signs of rat activity, such as droppings or chew marks. If you find signs of rats, call Apex Wildlife Control. A technician will perform a full interior and exterior inspection on your home. He will provide photos of any damages and an estimate for removing these dangerous pests from your home and your HVAC.
Rats have an insatiable compulsion to chew on wires, driven by 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. Additionally, the rough texture of the insulation used on electrical wires appeals to them for nest-building purposes. Rodents are resourceful creatures. The hidden spaces within walls and attics offers a relatively safe environment to engage undisturbed in their wire-chewing behavior. While this habit is natural for them, it can have fatal consequences for you and your family.
The reproductive ability of rats is astonishing as they multiply at an alarming rate. A female rat can become sexually mature as early as five weeks old and can produce litters every 21 to 28 days, with an average of 7 to 8 pups per litter. In just a year, one pair of rats can create over 1,500 rats. This doesn’t even count the following generations these litters can produce!
With optimal conditions and abundant resources, rat populations can explode exponentially. Swift and effective action is crucial when dealing with a rat infestation to prevent their rapid reproduction from turning into an overwhelming problem for homeowners.
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Cordova TN for squirrels, raccoons, moles,
skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
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