Apex Wildlife Control

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Rat Trapping In The Memphis Area
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Signs Of Roof Rats In Your Home

How Can I Tell If I Have Roof Rats?

What was that?

That little squeaky, scratching noise in your wall?  Or overhead in your ceiling or attic?  Am I just hearing things or is something really living in my house?  Something small and furry with 6 times the bite strength per square inch of a great white shark?

(Nope, we didn’t make that up.  Check it out! )

Before you panic at the thought of living with a houseful of rats, read on for ways to to tell if you really do have a rat problem, or just been watching a few too many scary movies.  (Anyone remember Willard?)

Signs Of Roof Rats - Creepy Night Sounds

Rats are nocturnal, meaning they are mostly active at night.

VERY active.

Rats will chase each other, fight over food and breeding territories, and generally make quite a bit of noise in your attic and walls.  These things will chew constantly on wood or wiring, so you will hear gnawing sounds as well.  If you have only a few rats, you may not hear these sounds at first.  But as the population explodes (and it will if not nipped in the bud), these noises will become louder and more frequent.  The larger the infestation, the more food these rodents will require.  Eventually these rats will find their way to your kitchen, and here you will find another sign…

Signs Of Roof Rats - Chewed Food Packaging

Snakes are scary, and raccoons can be intimidating.  But any wildlife control agency will tell you that rodents are number one when it comes to destroying your home.  These little guys were made to chew.  Did you know that a rat’s teeth will grow up to SIX INCHES in just one year?  Could you imagine a rat with fangs?  That’s the kind of thing you would see in a horror movie!

Unfortunately, the things rats love to chew most are found right inside your home.  Wood, duct work, electrical wires, plastic pipes…these are like magnets to a rat!

Did you know that a rat’s bite is stronger per square inch than the bite of a Great White shark? The strength of a rat’s bite can be up to 12 tons (24,000 pounds) per square inch. However, the bite of a Great White shark is only around 2 tons (4,000 pounds) per square inch.

Professional Rat Removal In Memphis TN - Rat Inspection

When you contact Apex Wildlife Control for your rodent removal needs, we will schedule a full interior and exterior inspection of your home.  Our technician will provide you with a comprehensive inspection report of your trapping needs along with photos of any entry points or damage by wildlife.  Most of the time, we can begin trapping your rats that very same day. We take the guesswork out of solving your rat problems and restoring your peace of mind.

So if you are ready to get rid of those pesky rodents, call us at 901-598-8555 for a free quote on our rat trapping services.  You can also send us a quick message  about your wildlife problem, and our friendly office staff will contact you shortly. Call today, we’re here to help!

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We also perform wildlife trapping in Memphis TN for squirrels, raccoons, moles, 

skunks, opossums, snakes, voles, armadillos nd 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!

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