Rats getting into toilets is a reality, although it might seem like a horror movie plot. These resourceful rodents can squeeze into sewage systems through damaged pipes, gaps in sewer lines, or open vent stacks. Rodents exceptional swimming ability enables them to easily navigate through plumbing systems. Rats can even crawl up vertical pipes!
Once inside your home, they can explore the plumbing network, leading to an unexpected and frightening encounter in toilets. Preventing this unpleasant invasion involves regular inspections and maintenance of plumbing infrastructure, installing anti-rodent devices, and promptly addressing any signs of rat activity or around your home. If you hear rattling or scratching in your plumbing, call us today!
Did you know that rats have 12 times the bite strength per square inch of a Great White shark? These little varmints can chew through almost anything. Your plumbing is no match for a rat’s chewing abilities!
Rodents have strong, 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 pipe. This can lead to costly repairs and major inconvenience for you and your family. Rats also can access water supply lines through damaged pipes, contaminating your drinking water and posing serious health risks.
Rats can be more than just elusive creatures scurrying about during the night. They can also pose significant health risks to humans and pets. Rodents are carriers of numerous diseases that are transmitted through bites, scratches, contaminated food, or contact with their feces 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 other wildlife, rats also carry ticks, fleas and mites.
If you find 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 begins in secret, forming in the dim shadows of your home. It often starts with a lone explorer, seeking warmth and food, squeezing through a crack unnoticed. Undeterred, this “Lone Ranger” leaves scent markings behind, inviting his friends and family to follow.
Once inside your home, rats multiply amazingly 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 two months. Just one pair of rats can create over 1,500 rats in a single year! And that’s just the litters from these two rats, not counting the thousands of “grand-rats” subsequent generations create. In no time at all, you will have a major infestation of these pests.
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Eads 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!