Rodent Control / Rat Control
As we all know, rats and mice are major pests that are responsible for various epidemics and damages in our properties. Approximately 1500 to 2000 various rodent species are documented. Out of them, most commonly visible rodents are the following 3:
- Norway Rats
- Roof Rats
- House Mice
Rodents live on the “principle of commensalisms”, i.e. they share the human life without any positive deeds to the human, rather causing damages to then in return.
They can enter any private or commercial properties through stocks exported/imported, crevices & cracks, damp areas, fields their natural habitat, trashes and so on. They can settle in any type of entry to enter a property or building. Rodents usually prefer locations where they can find perfect surroundings of shelter, food and breeding. These pests can chew anything from a paper to an electrical wire. Also they pass-on diseases, such as typhus, plague and others.
Norway Rat Life Cycle This rat is also called as Common Rat, Gray Rat, Barn Rat, Water Rat, Sewer Rat, Wharf Rat, House Rat and Brown Rat. These are omnivores and can eat almost anything; however, they prefer eating meats, fish, cereal grains, flour, vegetables and fruits. They usually consume 0.75 to 1 ounce of food every day and need 0.5 to 1 ounce water daily to survive.
Norway rats usually become sexually mature in the age of 3 to 5 months. The female rat creates a nest in an isolate location when inside a building, or in tunnels or burrows when it is outside. There is a possibility of 4-7 litters every year, with approximately dozen young rats per litter; hence the population can increase very quickly. Adult Norway Rats live from 9 to 12 months. Roof Rat Life Cycle. These rats are possibly the most visible common rat species found around. They are also called as Ship Rats, Fruit Rats, Black Rats and Alexandrian Rats. These rats consume 0.5 to 1 ounce of food every day and take up to 1 ounce of water. Water source is very essential for these species. They are mostly notable with their pointed nose, bigger ears and a tail which is larger than their body, and its average body weight is 6 to 12 ounces. These rats have a very sharp sense of smell. A female Roof Rat usually reaches its sexual maturity at the age of 3 months. These rats are usually on heat for every 4 to 5 days. Their gestation period is 21 to 23 days, with one litter producing 5-8 young roof rats. Once the birth is given, the female rat is capable of being in heat just again within 24 hours. They are capable of producing so many generations per year.
House Mouse Life Cycle A house mouse is a slender and small rodent which has a slightly pointed nose; black, small and somewhat projecting eyes; big and sparsely haired ears; and an almost hairless tail that has scale rings. A house mouse can eat various types of foods but they prefer feeding on grains and seeds. Also, they prefer foods that contain high fat or protein or sugar, even though seeds and grains are available. Such foods include nutmeats, butter, chocolates and candies and bacon. Unlike Roof Rats and Norway Rats, House Mice are capable of surviving with little or no water, attaining water from the moisture in the food that they consume.
They give birth to 5 to 6 young house mice during each litter after 19-21 days of mating. These mice are usually born hairless and their eyes are closed during birth. House mice grow very rapidly, and their eyes and ear are open and covered with hair, after 2 weeks.
They start to make small excursions from their nest and consume solid foods at the age of 3 weeks. Following weaning, a house mouse can become sexually mature at the age of 6-10 weeks. They may breed all around the year. The female mice have 5-10 litters each year. House mice population can hence increase rapidly under ideal conditions. How Do These Rats Enter A Premise?
Rodents can enter any building via any hole, such as a hole that is left for electrical wiring or a sewer. They can come into a commercial building via stocks exported/imported, cervices and cracks, trashes, damp areas, etc.
Temporary Control & Prevention Tips?
- Make sure all the cracks on the ground and wall are sealed.
- Dust and mop the premises regularly.
- Clean bathrooms, toilets and kitchen slabs and sinks frequently.
- Eliminate all the debris.
- Keep all the food materials in sealed containers or rat proof packs.
- Maintain a specific distance between the tins/jars in the kitchen, hence the rodents will not find any gap to hide in.
If you wish to have permanent solution to control rodents, you need to have a professional rodent control service done. We, at Pest Rid Naturals, use eco-friendly pest control products that are effective on the rodents.
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