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Tennessee Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Bartlett, TN

Trutech Wildlife Services
901-203-6050

Trutech Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bartlett TN and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Bartlett pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 901-203-6050 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Tennessee's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Tennessee's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Shelby county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Bartlett animal control for wildlife issues.

Shelby County Animal Services or Humane Society: (901) 385-6484


Bartlett Wildlife Removal Tip: Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

Infestation of rats in attics is very common. Apart from being disturbing and mentally unsettling due to the noise that comes from their constant movement and scurrying around, rats also destroy cables, pipes and a lot of things around the house.

Rat nests

Once rats have infested a place they proceed to build nests. These nests are made from shredding newspapers, clothes, card boards, loft insulation and collecting soft grass from the surrounding environment. The nests are built in dark, well-hidden corners of the attic. However finding them can be pretty easy if one can see the following.

1. Footprints can be seen on dusty surfaces. Running tracks are easily distinguishable by clearance of dust. One can easily see the tracks by lighting a flashlight at a low angle and to sprinkle the floor near the path with a little water to be completely sure.
2. Chewed surfaces are distinct where the rat creates paths for foraging. The bite marks are evident on pieces of cloth and piping around the house.

Breeding of rats

In most times, rats mostly breed between April and June to replace their high mortality rates during the winter season. The breeding however goes on into the summer and peaks around September. Each rat can give birth to a litter of up to ten babies a time. They therefore are very prolific. While the nest containing baby rats cannot be easily found, one needs to be ready of all such occasions especially after noticing signs of rat infestation in your attic.

What to do when you find the nest with babies

Most people, having found rat baby nests, think that scattering them away will provide a solution to their presence in your house. This however does not always work as envisaged.

Find the entry holes of rats and seal them with steel to prevent entry or exit of rats from your house. This locks out the mother rat. In truth, the most likely happening is that the baby rats will subsequently die from starvation once this is done.

Conclusion

Do not try to use poison pellets to kill them. It is true that poison pellets do kill rats, but baby rats survive exclusively on lactation until they are independent of their mothers. They therefore will not die. In most cases, once the mother rat is removed, the babies will die of starvation. The mother rat can be removed through the use of traps.


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