Rats are remarkably adept at finding access points into homes, and the attic is a common entryway. Once in the attic, they seek shelter and warmth, often nesting in insulation.
Unfortunately, rats can also venture into HVAC ducts or chew through insulation near the system. This can lead to several concerns, including contaminated air, reduced HVAC efficiency, and the potential for electrical damage.
If you suspect rats in your AC chase and duct work, give our friendly office staff at Apex Wildlife Control a call today. Our technicians are trained to quickly and effectively trap and remove those rats for you. We’re here to help!
Keeping rats away from your home requires a focused proactive approach. Begin by sealing all potential entry points, such as cracks and gaps. Keep the surroundings clean and tidy, removing potential food sources like uncovered garbage and pet food. Trim shrubs and trees away from the house to eliminate hiding spots.
Regularly inspect your home for signs of rat activity. Look for rodent droppings or chew marks. If you find signs of rats, call Apex Wildlife Control. Our technicians will perform a full interior and exterior inspection on your home. We will provide photos of any damages and an estimate to remove these dangerous pests from your home.
There are several serious health risks that rats pose to humans. These rodents transmit diseases through their droppings, urine, and bites. Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection, can lead to fever and severe organ damage. Hantavirus, another concern, spreads through inhaling particles from dried feces or urine, and can result in severe respiratory issues. Salmonella, a bacteria often associated with food poisoning, is transmitted by rats contaminating kitchens and pantry items.
Rats are also hosts for parasites like fleas and ticks, which can lead to additional health problems. Their rapid breeding makes it crucial to address rat infestations promptly to curb disease transmission.
Attics serve as prime nesting sites for rats due to their warmth and seclusion. In their search for shelter, rodents can chew through insulation, wiring, and wooden structures. This not only causes structural instability, but also poses a dangerous fire hazard. The urine and feces of rodents can lead to foul odors, contaminating your attic insulation and causing health risks to your family. Over a period of time, a full attic restoration would be necessary to get rid of the terrible odor of a rat infestation.
Rats will also chew on your HVAC ducts, resulting in compromised airflow and reduced system efficiency. This not only leads to increased energy bills, but it also exacerbates indoor air quality and health concerns, as contaminants from the attic can circulate throughout your home.
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Germantown 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,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
We are here to help!