Memphis Rodent Control and Removal
Have an issue with rodents in your home or on your property? Don’t wait until the problem spirals out of control. Inman-Murphy offers fast and efficient Memphis rodent control and removal for homes and businesses.
Setting traps on your own may help a rodent issue, but they breed quickly and may cause considerable damage if not handled promptly. The professional exterminators at Inman-Murphy can make sure rodents are gone for good.
Warning Signs of Rodents Infestations
Are you experiencing a rodent infestation? Pay close attention to these warning signs and get professional help if you notice these signs in your home, cars, RV, or anywhere on your property.
- Rodent sightings
- Rodent nests consisting of shredded fibers, often in undisturbed areas such as storage crates or shoeboxes.
- Chewed furniture or plastic.
- Feces or droppings in drawers, on counters, or behind furniture.
- Squeaking or scratching sounds in walls.
- Musky odors.
- Rodent tracks.
Tricky Places Rodents Sneak Inside
Signs of rodents in your home or on your property aren’t indicators of a dirty home, it simply means rodents found a tricky way to sneak inside.
Rodents come inside where it’s warm and dry through cracks in floors, walls, or even your foundation. Tiny mice can sneak inside through cracks in your ceiling, windows, sewer lines, and drains (if not properly sealed).
Help prevent rodents from entering your home by sealing all cracks where rodents or other insects could sneak inside. Check the perimeter of your home and make sure all doors and windows are tightly shut. Do the same check for cars and RVs parked on or off-site your property.
The Threat of Rodents in your Home or Property
Rodents are not your friends and it’s not advisable to live peaceably together. Why? Because new rodents can be born within 20 days and are capable of reproducing again within two months. As rodent infestations grow, they can prove more difficult to exterminate in mass numbers.
Rodent infestations are capable of creating considerable property damage, both in your home or in parked RVs or vehicles. They may make nests in engines or near electrical systems and chew through wires causing thousands of dollars in damage. Infestations should be taken care of at the first warning signs.
Call Inman-Murphy at the First Sign of Rodents
Do you think you may have a rodent infestation? If you recognize any of the signs listed above, schedule Memphis rodent control and removal services now.
The professionals at Inman-Murphy are experienced in finding and removing rodents from any location in your home or on your property.
Rodent Control Frequently Asked Questions
- Which rodents are the most common pests in Tennessee?
Mice (house mice and deer mice) and rats (Norway and roof rats) are the most common indoor rodent. In fact, Memphis, TN ranks #1 for roof rat infestations.
In your yard, moles and voles are the most common pest. You may be familiar with moles that dig tunnels underground. Voles are another small rodent that lives mostly underground.
- Which rodents carry disease?
Mice and rats carry diseases that transfer to humans. They pose a health hazard when they get into your pantry and contaminate your food and eating area.
Moles and voles don’t carry disease that can transfer to humans.
- Do they pose a threat to my property
Mice and rats can chew through drywall, plumbing pipes, structural supports, and electrical wires. Rats also dig holes underground and create the potential for damage to your foundation.
Moles and voles destroy outdoor landscaping by digging tunnels underground. Voles are generally looking for vegetation and they also wreak havoc on landscaping.
- How do I know I have a rodent problem in my yard?
You’ll see their impact fairly quickly. Moles damage landscape by digging tunnels and causing root damage.
Voles are generally looking for vegetation; they breed all year round so they can multiply quickly.
- Why do rodents come indoors?
Mice and rats come indoors looking for food, water, and shelter. As food and warm shelter becomes harder to find during autumn and winter, they tend to move indoors.
Rats rely partially on humans for their survival. They need access to your home to live.
- How do they get inside?
Mice can squeeze their bodies through the smallest cracks. A crevice in the corner of a doorway which doesn’t line up with a wall, cracks in the foundation, holes around plumbing and wiring, etc.
Mice and rats can also climb and some (deer mice) can jump a small distance.
- How do I prevent rodents from becoming a problem?
For indoor rodents:
- Seal openings (including doorways, existing holes around plumbing and electrical wires).
- Check your foundation and roof for openings that need to be repaired.
- Keep food in airtight containers and clean up spills.
For moles and voles: It’s hard to prevent them. Your best option is to stop the problem early. Call a professional as soon as you notice a problem and before they’ve destroyed your entire yard.
- I don’t want to expose my family to harsh chemicals. What are my options?
At Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control, we offer environmentally friendly solutions that are safe for families and pets. In years past, pest control involved harsh chemicals. Newer techniques and solutions use limited amounts of chemicals formulated to be better for you and better for the environment.
Memphis Rodent Control and Removal Services Offer Peace of Mind
When you choose Inman-Murphy for Memphis rodent control and removal, you’ll have peace of mind and sleep better at night knowing our trained exterminators will get the job done right. As soon as you think you have a rodent issue, call us at (901) 388-0852 to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate online.
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