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Best Rat Exterminators In Cordova TN - How Do I know If I Have Rats?

Rats are nocturnal creatures and usually make their presence known in the middle of the night.  That’s not to say that they won’t come out looking for food or water during the day.  But often they are so quiet that homeowners don’t know they have rats until they see certain evidence.

Droppings are the most obvious sign of rats or mice.  Rat droppings are shaped like a dark grain of rice, but larger.  Mouse droppings look like small dark pellets.  You may also want to check for any chewed areas in the more secluded, dark areas of your home such as cabinets, closets and, of course, your attic.  Squeaking and running noises overhead and in your walls are another sure sign of wildlife that does not belong in your home.

Professional Rat Removal In Cordova TN - Why Are They Called Roof Rats?

Rats are opportunistic and will take advantage of the tiniest entry point to squeeze their way into your home.  If you have an unsealed construction gap, you are just inviting these rodents into your home. 

Your construction gap (builder’s gap) is the area where your roof meets the side of your house, just above the gutters.  Builders will seal this area with thin flashing called drip edge, but rats can chew through this like paper.  Sometimes the construction gap is simply left unsealed!  Rats can smell the hot air leaving your home through this gap and they will make a beeline for it every time.  Hence the name — roof rats!

DIY Rat And Mice Control In Cordova TN - Dangerous Chewed Wiring

Chewed wires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States. This is one of the first things our technicians look for when inspecting homes.  

Why do rodents want to chew on electrical wires? Rats, mice and squirrels have teeth that will grow constantly all their lives.This means they must chew to keep their teeth filed down or they would starve to death.  If rats didn’t constantly chew, their teeth would grow over SIX INCHES LONG in just one year!  Imagine a rat with walrus teeth and you get the picture. Rats and mice will chew on wood, shingles, plumbing pipes — and definitely your wiring.  If you suspect rodents in your home, call an electrician immediately.

How To Get Rid Of Rats In Cordova TN - Prevent A Rat Infestation

Rat problems start quietly but can quickly become a big issue. Just one female rat can give birth to over 1,500 young in a year.  Females can become pregnant within a couple of days after giving birth, and the cycle begins all over again. The young become sexually mature within two months, and now the generations multiply rapidly. 

Unfortunately, rats are exceptional mothers who care diligently for their babies. Due to this many litters, there will  be many nests and tunnels dug throughout your insulation.  This can lead to irreparable damage to your attic insulation from rodent feces and urine.  Often, an expensive attic restoration is the only way to get rid of the terrible odor. 

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We also perform wildlife trapping in Cordova 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. 

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