Rats getting into toilets might seem like a horror movie plot, but it’s a reality. These resourceful rodents can access sewage systems through damaged pipes, gaps in sewer lines, or open vent stacks. Their exceptional swimming ability enables them to navigate through plumbing systems and even crawl up vertical pipes.
Once inside, they can explore plumbing networks, leading to unexpected encounters in toilets. Preventing this eerie invasion involves regular inspection and maintenance of plumbing infrastructure, installing anti-rodent devices, and promptly addressing any signs of rat activity. If you hear ratting 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, and your plumbing is no match for their chewing abilities!
These determined rodents have sharp incisor teeth that continuously grow, compelling them to gnaw on various materials, including pipes. The damage caused by their relentless chewing can result in leaks, water damage, and even pipe bursts, leading to costly repairs and inconvenience. Additionally, rats can access water supply lines through damaged pipes, contaminating drinking water and posing serious health risks.
A rat infestation begins like a secret society forming in the shadows. It starts with a lone explorer, seeking warmth and food, squeezing through a crack unnoticed. Undeterred, it leaves scent markings, inviting its friends and family to follow. These animals multiply amazingly fast, raising their young in hidden nests. A female rat can become pregnant within hours of giving birth, and young females become sexually mature within 2 months.
Just 2 rats can create over 1500 rats in a single year. And that’s just the litters from these 2 rats, not counting the thousands of “grand-rats” the other generations can create. In no time at all, you will have an infestation of these pests.
Rats can be more than just elusive creatures scurrying in the night; they can also pose significant health risks to humans. These 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.
If you see rat or mouse droppings in your home, call Apex Wildlife Control today! Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing these pests for you!
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We also perform wildlife trapping in Memphis 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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