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Rodent Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

One trait that rodents share in common is their innate ability to squeeze through tiny gaps and openings effortlessly. Incredibly cunning and nimble, mice can fit their bodies in small cracks and crevices that are only a pencil width’s wide. This is how they manage to breach poorly constructed homes and businesses.

The house mouse prefers to nest in dark, secluded areas where there is little chance of disturbance. Elsewhere. Rats and voles prefer to burrow in the soil. With both species snacking on cereals, house mice and squirrels also enjoy seeds whereas rats feast on meat and fish too. In the main, rodents are strong climbers with rats, a nocturnal species, being good swimmers too.

The average lifespan of rodents varies per species also. For instance, tiny voles live for around three to six months whereas pocket gophers live for under three years on average. All boasting a thirst for destruction, rodents use their continuously growing incisors to bite through cables and wiring in homes and businesses, and their claws to feed and dig with relative ease.

What kills rats instantly?

Snap type traps are among the most effective and quickest means to kill rats if placed properly and when a large number of traps are used.

As technology continues to progress, electronic rat traps are being developed and sold. While these traps show considerable results and are electronically connected to cell phones or other devices a homeowner will know immediately when a rat is caught. It is best to ask your pest control professional whether they recommend and use these products.

What scents keep rats away?

Rats have an initial aversion to some odors and tastes, but no repellent products have been found to solve a rat problem for more than a very short time, plus no truly effective rat repellents are presently known to be registered for use.

Smoke or gas cartridges are registered and sold for controlling burrowing rodents. When placed into the burrows and ignited, these cartridges produce toxic and suffocating smoke and gases. Because Kuwait rat burrows can extend beneath a residence and have several open entrances, toxic gases can permeate the dwelling. For this reason and because some fire hazard is associated with their use, smoke and gas cartridges aren’t recommended for rat control in or nearby homes.

Is killing rats at home safe?

DIY rat control can sometimes rid your home of rats but can also pose hazards. In most cases, safe and effective rat control is best left to professionals like Bio Pest. For numerous homeowners, household methods of getting rid of rats are commonly used; however, there is a critical need to focus on educating the consumer about potential dangers and drawbacks when using self-help rat control and then let the consumer make the decision about how to proceed with eliminating the rat problem.

The answer to this question is directly related to the degree of caution exercised when using rodenticides and traps. To maximize safety, always place traps or other rat control products in protective containers designed for protection of people and pets. Also, one must always avoid handling dead rodents with bare, unprotected hands and prevent contact with rat ectoparasites or diseased animals.

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