Amazing fact about Rats

Did you know?

Rats’ front teeth (incisors) grow 5 inches per year? Their teeth grow continuously throughout their life. Therefore, naturally if they don’t gnaw on things, their teeth will grow longer than their bodies. This makes them most destructive structural pest. It is an established fact that rats can cause great destruction with their powerful teeth and jaws — jaws so powerful that they can bite through lead!

Rats Biology and Habites

Rats are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in India. They consume and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats habitat and thrive under different climatic conditions. They are often found in and around homes and other buildings, farms, gardens, etc.

Their nests are built from soft material like paper or grass chewed into small pieces. Rats will climb if necessary to enter a building. Some species of rats are excellent swimmer. The common species of rats found in India are Mus musculus (house mouse), Rattus rattus (roof rat), Mus musculatus (mice) and bandicoots (Big Rats).

Rats of either species, especially young once, can squeeze beneath a door with only a 2 cm gap. If the door is made of wood, the rat may gnaw to enlarge the gap.

Ways rats Transmit diseases to Humans

  • By biting
  • By infecting human food with urine and droppings
  • By infecting skin wounds with urine
  • Indirectly, by blood-sucking insects
  • By dying in a water source meant for drinking

Non Chemical Control

The best options available today are the Rat Glue boards which can be used indoors to capture mice and Rats. We as a professional Pest management Company have services and products to help citizens solve this problem for a better environment.

There are several advantages for using rat glue traps:

  • Safer than potential hazardous poison baits.
  • Quick, immediate results and it allows the user to confirm if the rat was killed.
  • Easy disposal of dead rodents avoiding odor problems that will occur if rodenticides kill rodents in inaccessible areas.

Chemical Control

Poison Baits (Rodenticides). Rodenticides are poisons that kill rodents. Depending upon their chemical property and mode of action Rodenticides can be classified into two groups.

  • Single dose Anti coagulants (Fast action Baiting)
  • Multi dose Anti coagulants (Slow action Baiting)

Rat poisons or Baits should never be purchased from local hardware stores, feed stores, discount stores, etc. Do not buy unlabeled rat poisons from street vendors or other uncertain sources.

Ideally the job of rats and rodent control should be done by professional and trained pest control operators, as it involves handling of toxic materials.

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