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Rats In Your Walls In Memphis TN

Professional Rat Removal In Memphis TN - Do I Have Rats?

Have you been hearing tiny scratching, running, squeaking sounds in your walls?  Do you hear these sounds mostly at night?  If so, you just might have rats in your walls.
 
Rats understand that in order to survive, they must hide from predators.  These little animals prefer dark, hidden spaces to nest and look for food.  Once rats gain entry into your home, they will move throughout your house by using walls, vents, and even air ducts.  The bite strength of a rat is 12 times stronger per square inch than a Great White shark!  A rat can chew through anything that isn’t stronger than its own teeth, so your water pipes, air ducts, and almost any type of housing material is no match for these creatures!

Rat Exterminator In Memphis TN - How Did Rats Get In?

Rats are often called roof rats due to their tendency to enter your home through your construction gap.  A construction gap (also called a builder’s gap) is a gap between your shingles and the side of your house left open so that your house can breathe.  However, rats and other animals can enter this gap unless it is sealed effectively while still allowing the hot air from your attic to escape. 

Rats and mice can also access your home through gaps around your plumbing pipes, your AC pipes, cable wiring holes, dryer vents, and any other opening they can find.  Rats only need a space the size of a quarter to squeeze through!

 

Rat Control Methods In Memphis TN - Dangerous Rat Diseases

Rats and mice can carry many diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), tularemia and salmonella, plus the usual ticks, mites and fleas most wildlife carry as well.

Rat and mouse dropping also carry a tremendous amount of bacteria.  Once their droppings have dried, your air conditioning can carry the dust particles from their droppings throughout your home through your ventilation.  This means the bacteria from rodent droppings will land on your skin, clothes, food, dishes, bedding…basically covering everything and everyone in your home with a thin layer of dried rodent feces.  This can obviously make you very sick.

DIY Rat Removal In Memphis TN - Rat Infestation

Unfortunately, rats and mice are very good mothers and raise their young quickly and efficiently.  A female rat can become pregnant within 2 days of giving birth, and her female babies become sexually mature within 2 months.  You can see how quickly just a few rats can turn into an infestation!

Rats can procreate incredibly fast!  A female rat can give birth to over 1500 rats in just one year!  And that’s just her own litters.  This doesn’t count her “grand-litters” which can reach thousands.  Thankfully the life span of the average wild rat is less than 2 years.  But that isn’t much comfort when you want them out of your house NOW.

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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, 

give Apex Wildlife Control a call today. 

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