Rats are agile climbers and can effortlessly access ceilings through any number of routes. They can scale walls, trees, and utility lines to reach roof eaves or vents. From there, they search out openings or gaps, such as damaged roofing or loose tiles to slip into the attic or ceiling spaces. Once inside your home, they create nests using insulation materials and begin to explore your home in search of food sources. Their nocturnal habits and quiet movements make them elusive, leaving homeowners unaware of rodent presence until scratching noises or droppings become noticeable. Vigilance, sealing entry points, and regular inspections are crucial to prevent these clever rodents from taking over your ceiling.
Making your home less attractive to rodents 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 and gain access to your roof. 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 halt 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 gnaw on exposed wires 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 rodents or squirrels is 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 could lead to an overwhelming rat infestation. Drawn to your home by easily accessible resources, such as food scraps or unsealed garbage, a single curious rodent will venture in through any small gap or opening. Once inside, the rat quickly leaves scent markings, attracting other rodents to follow.
A female rat can give birth to over 1,500 rats in just one year. Females are sexually mature within 8 weeks and can become pregnant within hours of giving birth. This rapid reproduction quickly establishes a growing colony, exploring every nook and cranny of your home. If you think you have rats in your home, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today. Our technicians are ready to help with your rat problem!
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