Rats infiltrating an AC chase is a common issue with potentially serious implications. Rodents will exploit any tiny gap or opening, drawn by the warmth and shelter your home offers.
AC chases, often overlooked for maintenance, provide a convenient entry point. Once inside, rats can cause significant damage to wiring, insulation and ductwork, leading to decreased efficiency and potential fire hazards. Preventive measures like sealing entry points, regular inspections, and maintaining cleanliness are crucial. Addressing this problem promptly ensures efficient AC performance, reduces any health risks, and minimizes potential damage caused by rats.
Inhaling rat feces and urine particles poses dangerous health risks. Imagine if the air in your home was being circulated over bodies of rotting rodents or soiled, moldy insulation — and your family is breathing in that unhealthy air!
Contaminated air circulation can carry Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, and other harmful pathogens. Hantavirus causes fever, muscle aches, and potentially fatal respiratory distress. Leptospirosis results in fever, chills, jaundice, and organ damage. These diseases are transmitted through airborne particles or direct contact. The duct work and vents from your AC chase can distribute these particles throughout your house without your knowledge. If you think you have rats in your AC chase, call Apex Wildlife Control at 901-598.8555. We are here to help!
Having rats in your AC Chase in Eads TN is a terrible scenario to deal with for a number of reasons — most importantly, your health and safety. Rats carry a number of diseases and bacteria. As we drink water, wash our bodies, clean our clothes, and rinse food and dishes on a regular basis, we may possibly come into contact with rat feces and bacteria.
Remember the plagues that wiped out millions of people before we had vaccines? Well, those plagues were caused by fleas carried by the rats. Fortunately, now we have very good doctors and vaccines that help us when we become sick. However, this does not mean we cannot get sick from harmful bacteria.
Rat infestations in your home can stem from various factors. Open food sources, improper waste disposal, and clutter will create an ideal environment for rats seeking food and shelter. Small holes or cracks in your home’s exterior offer easy access. Neglected yards with dense vegetation or debris also attracts rodents and possibly predators like raccoons.
Ignoring early signs allows the rodent numbers to multiply rapidly, requiring swift action to reclaim your home from these invasive animals. A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. They are sexually mature within two months, and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. This rapid reproduction quickly establishes a full-blown rat infestation. If you think you have rats in your home, call Apex Wildlife Control. We are here to help!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Eads 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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