Rats getting into toilets is actually a reality, though it might seem like a horror movie plot. Resourceful rodents can access sewage systems through damaged pipes, gaps in sewer lines, and open vent stacks. A rat’s exceptional swimming ability and agility enables it to navigate through plumbing systems and even crawl up vertical pipes.
Once inside your home, they begin to explore the plumbing networks, sometimes leading to unexpected encounters in toilets. Preventing this shocking invasion involves regular inspection and maintenance of plumbing infrastructure, installing anti-rodent devices, and promptly addressing any signs of rat activity. If you hear rattling or scratching in your plumbing, call Apex Wildlife Control today!
Did you know that rats have 12 times the bite strength per square inch of a Great White shark? These little varmints will chew through almost anything. Your plumbing is no match for a rodent’s chewing abilities!
Rodents have sharp incisor teeth that continuously grow, compelling them to chew or gnaw on various materials, including pipes. The damage caused by their relentless chewing can result in leaks, water damage, and even burst pipes, leading to costly repairs and a major inconvenience. Rats can also access your water supply lines through damaged pipes, contaminating drinking water and posing serious health risks.
Rats are just more than shadowy, elusive creatures scurrying about your house during the night. Rats pose a significant health risk to humans and pets. Rodents are carriers of various diseases that can be transmitted through bites, scratches, contaminated food, or contact with their droppings and urine. From the frightening Hantavirus and Leptospirosis to the less sinister but still concerning Salmonella, rat-bite fever, and more, these diseases can cause mild to severe symptoms and even lead to life-threatening complications. Like most wildlife, rats also harbor ticks, fleas and mites. If you see rat droppings in your home, call Apex Wildlife Control today! Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing these pests for you!
A rat infestation poses grave dangers on multiple fronts. Rodents carry diseases, contaminating surfaces with their urine, droppings, and parasites. Gnawing on pipes and wires can lead to water leaks, electrical issues, and even fires.
Rodents multiply surprisingly fast, raising the young in hidden nests. A female rat can become pregnant within hours of giving birth, and young females become sexually mature within 8 weeks. Just one pair of rats can create over 1,500 rats in a single year. That’s just the litters from these two rats, not counting the thousands of “grand-rats” the following generations create. In no time at all, you have a full-blown rat infestation in your home.
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Arlington 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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