Making your home less rat-friendly requires strategic actions. Seal all entry points, even the smallest cracks and gaps, to deny them access. Eliminate potential food sources by properly storing food in rodent-proof containers and cleaning up spills promptly. Keep your surroundings clean and clutter-free to discourage nesting. Trim vegetation and branches near the house to eliminate bridges for rats to climb. The use of rodent deterrents like peppermint oil or ammonia-soaked rags near vulnerable areas may deter rodents, as their acute sense of smell may prevent further investigation. Regularly inspect your home for signs of rat activity and droppings. If you suspect you have rats, call Apex Wildlife Control. Our skilled technicians can make your home a rat free zone in no time!
Chewed and frayed wires in your ceiling can lead to dangerous consequences. Rats are drawn to the dark, hidden spaces above, making ceilings an ideal nesting ground. Their incessant gnawing and chewing on electrical cables can cause short circuits, electrical malfunctions, and even fires.
Damaged wires not only pose a safety hazard to homeowners — they can result in costly repairs. The nocturnal nature of rats allows them to quietly work on their destructive habit while the homeowner is unaware, making early detection challenging. Regular inspections and prompt action are vital when it comes to protecting your home. Chewed wires by animals are a leading cause of house fires. This activity is the first thing our technicians look for during a home inspection.
Ignoring early signs of rats in your home may lead to an overwhelming rat infestation. Drawn by easily accessible resources, such as food scraps or unsealed garbage, a single adventurous rodent will venture into a house through any small gap or opening. Once inside, it quickly leaves scent markings, attracting others of its kind.
A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. They are sexually mature within 8 weeks and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. This rapid reproduction will quickly establish a growing colony, exploring every nook and cranny of your home. If you think you have rats in your home, swift action to reclaim one’s space is essential. Call Apex Wildlife Control. We are here to help.
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Bartlett TN for squirrels, raccoons, moles,
skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
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