Rats have an insatiable compulsion to chew on wires, driven by biological instincts. Their continuously growing incisor teeth require regular gnawing to prevent overgrowth. Rodent teeth can grow 6″ in one year! Chewing on wires helps keep their teeth trimmed down while also providing a sense of satisfaction. Also, the rough texture of the insulation on electrical wires appeals to them for nest-building purposes. Rodents are very 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 rats, it can lead to extremely dangerous consequences for the homeowner.
Keeping rats away from your home requires a dedicated proactive approach. Begin by sealing all potential entry points, such as cracks and small gaps. Keep your surroundings clean and tidy, remove potential food sources like uncovered garbage cans and left-over 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.
Rats can wreak havoc within your home, causing extensive damage. Their constant gnawing can lead to structural deterioration as they chew through insulation, drywall, and electrical wires. This not only weakens the integrity of your home, but poses a dangerous fire hazard as well. Rodent urine and droppings promote the growth of mold and can cause unsightly stains. Moreover, the accumulation of debris from their nesting materials can obstruct ventilation systems, affecting indoor air quality. To prevent such destruction, promptly address any signs of infestation, reinforcing your home’s defenses, and engaging pest control measures. This ensures both the aesthetics and safety of your living space.
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. She 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 produce!
With optimal conditions and abundant resources, rodent 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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skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
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