Rats In The Walls In Germantown TN

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

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

There are a number of reasons why rats in the walls are more of a problem than just a noise complaint.
If you are hearing what you think are rats and mice in the walls, give us a call. Typically rats and mice will be heard in the walls during the night. They can squeeze through holes with the diameter of a quarter. Most often they can be heard in the crevices of walls or the ceiling.

Rats And Mice Are Prolific Breeders

Rats and mice are very prolific breeders. They have the ability to reproduce as many as 1500 young per year. Once they enter into hard-to-reach places they can chew things up that will severely damage your home. Rodents have teeth that never stop growing and constantly chew to regulate the size of their teeth. This is done very much in the same way we file our fingernails to get them manageable.

Rat And Mice Inspection

Our office staff will take detailed notes and record all the information you give us over the phone. They will then pass this description to the wildlife control technician assigned to your property. The technician will start 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?

The technician is able to make a determination of the species by the size and shape of the droppings. The amount of feces will tell us how long the animals have been there. It will also let us know the overall severity of the issue. The technician will also look for any entry points where animals can gain access in addition to the items listed above.

Dead Rat And Mice Removal And Deodorization

Our technicians primarily go by scent to locate the dead rats. We also gather any additional information from the homeowner. This could include where and when you last heard any scratching or chewing noises. Once we have the information needed, we will assess the situation and try to locate the animal. However, keep in mind that no one can guarantee to be able to locate a dead animal. This is due to their ability to access areas that are inaccessible.

Once the technician locates the general area of suspicion, they will check out the attic. From there they will try to locate the rat. This is done by tracking the odor and using high-powered flashlights. Insulation is checked while in the attic. In addition to these areas, the technician will check the air ducts. This is in case the dead rat is inside the ductwork and the air is blowing the odor into the house.

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

The specific deodorization equipment we use neutralizes the odors. These chemicals are safe for both homeowners and domestic animals. The only service we do not provide is to repair the wall once we are finished. A contractor is needed to come out to do the repairs at that point.

Rat And Mice Exterior And Interior Inspection

Following his internal inspection, the technician will then go outside and do the external inspection. This is where we are looking for any chewed areas and any possible and actual entry points that the rats or mice are using to get into your walls. The technician will take pictures and will send them to you so you can see how the rats are gaining entry. You will also receive a quote for how much it will cost to trap the rodents and to seal your home to prevent future problems.

Rat And Mice Exclusion

Once you sign the exclusion agreement stating you want us to get the rats out of your home and seal it up, we will make an appointment for the earliest date we have available which typically is within five to ten days of your inspection. Our exclusion crew requires the homeowner to be available for us to set traps in the attic and on Fridays when we check the traps unless specified otherwise. The majority of the time, all the sealing work is done from the outside. We usually get it done within a single day for an average-size home with no unexpected weather delays.

Trapping Process

Trapping actually can last up to two weeks for an average home. The first week the house is sealed up so the rats or mice will look for alternate exits to get out to their food or water spots. After they cannot find any exits, as we have sealed them all, they will go to our traps for food. For rats we use snap traps and it is instant death. We find a quick death is the most humane way to trap rodents. The population has to be controlled because they breed too quickly and have so many baby rats. If they are not controlled, they could overwhelm us.

When you hear any noises in your walls and you are unsure what is causing it, don’t hesitate to contact us. There is no animal or issue too big or small for us to handle. Let us help you restore your home back to its former glory! Our deodorizing service will get it smelling good, clean, safe, and secure. You can get a good night’s sleep with no noises waking you up unless it’s your kids needing another goodnight hug. If we come out and there are no rats in the walls, it may be just your home settling. In that case, we are glad we could restore your peace of mind. You will be able to rest easy that your home is in good shape.

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