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Rats In Your Walls In Olive Branch MS

Rats In Your Walls In Olive Branch MS - Do I Have Rats?

Are you hearing scratching, running, squeaking sounds in your walls?  Do you hear these noises mostly during the night?  If these sounds wake you up in the middle of the night, you most likely have rats in your walls. 

In order to survive, rats know they must hide from predators. Consequently, rodents search out dark, hidden spaces within your home to make their nests and look for food. Once rats gain entry into your home, the walls become “interstates” as they quickly move throughout your house. They also travel through air ducts, vents and pipes. Breaching metal doesn’t phase them! 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 almost any type of housing material is no match for rats!

Rats In Your Walls In Olive Branch MS - How Did Rats Get In?

People often are puzzled on how rats get in their homes. Roof rats tend to enter a house through the construction gap. Also called a “builder’s gap”, this is a gap between your shingles and the side of your house left open so that your house can “breathe”.  Unfortunately, rats and other wildlife can enter your home through this opening. The construction gap must be sealed effectively while still allowing hot air from your attic to escape.

Rats also get in your home through small openings around your plumbing pipes, your AC pipes, cable wiring holes, dryer vents, and any other hole they can find.  Rats only need a space the size of a quarter to squeeze through!

Rats In Your Walls In Olive Branch MS - Rat Diseases

Rat-borne diseases are a serious problem to humans and animals. Rats carry Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Tularemia and Salmonella, plus the usual ticks, mites and fleas most other wildlife carry as well.

Rat feces also carries a tremendous amount of bacteria.  Once their droppings have dried, your air conditioning can carry the airborne dust from their droppings through your entire ventilation system. Bacteria from rodent droppings will land on your skin, clothes, food, dishes, bedding … basically covering everything in your home with a thin layer of dried rodent feces!

Rats In Your Walls In Olive Branch MS - Rat Infestation

Female rats are very good mothers! They raise the babies quickly and efficiently.  A female rat can become pregnant within two days of giving birth — and her female babies become sexually mature within two months.  Now you understand how quickly just a couple of rats can turn into a full-blown rat infestation!

Rats procreate so quickly that one successful mated pair of rats can produce over 1,500 rats in just one year!  And that’s just their own litters.  This doesn’t even count the following generations which can reach thousands.  Thankfully, the life span of the average wild rat is less than two years.  However, that isn’t much comfort when you want them out of your house – YESTERDAY!

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We also perform wildlife trapping in Olive Branch MS 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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