Rats In The Walls In Collierville TN

Do you have rats and mice in the walls in Collierville TN? Have you been hearing scratching noises, chewing, running around, or squeaking noises? Do you have a dead rat odor coming from your walls in Collierville TN? If so, you may have a rat or mouse infestation in your home in Collierville TN that needs to be taken care of.

How Do You End Up With Rats In The Walls In Collierville TN??

There are a number of reasons why rats and mice in the walls are more of a problem than just a noise complaint.
Give us a call if you hear what you think could be rats and mice in your walls. Typically rats and mice are heard in the walls late at night. They can squeeze through holes that have a diameter of a quarter. They are most often heard in the crevices of walls or in the ceiling.

Rats And Mice Are Prolific Breeders

Rats and mice are very prolific breeders. They have the ability to reproduce upwards of 1500 young per year. Once they enter into hard-to-reach places, their constant chewing can severely damage your home. Rats have teeth that never stop growing. They constantly chew to regulate the size of their teeth. This is similar to the way we file our fingernails to keep them manageable.

Rat And Mice Inspection

Our office staff takes detailed notes and records all the information you give us. They will pass this information to the wildlife control technician assigned to your property. The technician will start his inspection in your attic and will look for fecal droppings, chewed wires, damaged HVAC, and much more.

How Do We Determine If You Have Rats Or Mice, Or Both?

Our technician is able to determine a specific species by the size and shape of the droppings. The amount of feces also tells us how long the rats have been there. It will also reveal the overall severity of the issue. The technician also looks for any entry points where rats can gain access. This is in addition to the items listed above.

Dead Rat And Mice Removal And Deodorization

Our technicians are primarily going by scent to locate a dead rat. We also gather any additional information from the homeowner. This will include where and when you last heard any scratching or chewing noises. Once we receive the information needed, we will assess the situation and try to locate the rodent. One thing to keep in mind is that no one can guarantee to be able to locate a dead rat. This is due to the rat’s ability to get into areas that are inaccessible.

Once the technician locates the general area of suspicion, he will go into the attic. From there he will try to locate the rat. This is done by smell and using high-powered flashlights. The insulation is also checked while in the attic. In addition to these areas, we also check the air ducts. If air ducts are inside, air is blowing the odor into the house

We will start the removal process once the dead rat is located. Prior to opening the wall, we drill a small hole in between the suspected wall studs. We then use a boroscope to perform a visual inspection and verification. After we can see the rat, we will make a small hole and remove it.

The specific deodorization equipment we use neutralizes any odors. These chemicals are safe for both homeowners and pets. The only service we don’t provide is to repair the wall once we are finished. A contractor will need to be contacted to do the repairs at that point.

Rat And Mice Exterior And Interior Inspection

After our internal inspection, we will then go outside and do the external inspection. We look for any chewed areas and all possible and actual entry points where the rats or mice are getting into your home. The technicians take pictures of everything and sends them to you so you can see how the rodents are gaining entry. You will receive a quote for the cost to trap the rodents and seal your home to prevent any future problems.

Rat And Mice Exclusion

Once you sign the exclusion agreement indicating you want us to remove the rats and seal your home, we schedule an appointment for the earliest date available. This is typically with 5 to 10 days of your inspection. Unless specified otherwise, the homeowner needs to be available when we set traps in the attic and on Fridays when we check the traps. The majority of the time all sealing work is done from the outside and the exclusion crew can finish within a single day for an average-size home with no unexpected weather delays.

Trapping Process

Trapping can last up to two weeks for an average home. The first week the house is sealed up, rats or mice will search for alternate exits to get to their food or water sources. After they cannot find any exit, as we have sealed all the exits, they have to go to our traps for food. We use snap traps and it is instant death. We find a quick death is the most humane way to trap rodents. You have to control the population because they breed too quickly and have so many litters each year. If not removed, they will become overwhelming.

When you hear noises in your walls and are unsure of the cause, don’t hesitate to contact us.  There is no animal or issue too big or small for us to handle. Let us help you get your home back to its former glory! We can once again get it smelling good, clean, safe, and secure. You will be able to sleep through the night with no other noises waking you other than your kids needing a goodnight hug. If we come out and find no rats in the walls, it may just be your home settling. In that case, we are glad that we could provide some peace of mind so you can rest easy that your home is in good shape.

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