Rats constantly chew on wires for several reasons, driven by biological instincts. Their continuously growing incisor teeth require regular gnawing to prevent overgrowth. A rat’s teeth can grow 6 inches in a year! Chewing on wires helps keep their teeth trimmed down so that they will not starve.
Rats chewing on your air conditioning wires can lead to a chilling disaster. These aggravating varmints will find refuge in the warm, 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 no air conditioning during a scorching Millington summer is the last thing any homeowner wants!
Getting rid of rats in 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 cans and left-over pet food. Trim vegetation and trees away from the house to eliminate hiding spots. Using rodent deterrents like peppermint oil or ultrasonic devices may help. 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.
Rat infestations usually begin with a single “explorer” rat seeking food and shelter. Drawn by easily accessible resources, such as food scraps or unsealed garbage, this adventurous rodent will enter into a home through small gaps or openings. Once inside, the rat leaves scent markings, inviting others to follow. A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. Females are sexually mature within 2 months and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. Rats are nocturnal, venturing out at night to establish nests and pathways in your house. Ignoring early signs may lead to an overwhelming rat infestation, so if you think you may have the beginning of an infestation, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today. We are here to help!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Millington 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,
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