Fairfield County, Bridgeport Rat Control Situation:
Hi, I found a live rat in my toilet bowl today. I was able to kill it and remove it. I have never seen any signs of rats in the house at all. I live in Fairfield County CT, Greenwich. Is there something I can install to prevent rats from getting into my toilet bowl via pipes in the future? Thanks in advance, Sincerely, Jay
I found your site on the web. We made an offer on a house North of Brdigeport CT and the inspection found a mouse infestation in the attic and crawl space. 14 on a scale of 1-10 according to our inspector. The house has been vacant for a year, so I can imagine it could be bad. While we are working with the seller to correct (rid, prevent and clean) (Andersen Pest and Servicemaster) I am curious from your experience can it ever really be corrected? I mean I know there is always a chance for mice, but is this an acute problem we can deal with if done correctly or is this going to be a chronic problem where we will be dealing with it for the next 30 years? I want the house, but I have two small children so their health and safety is my primary concern. Thanks, Julia
Bridgeport Rat Control Tip of The Week
Why Do More Rats Live In Urban Areas Than In Wild Areas?
Statistically, more rats are living in urban areas than in the wild. This is simply because urban areas have an abundant availability of food that is easily accessible, compared to the wild where they have to go in search of food before they can find something to eat. Although, rats in the wild are known to live longer simply because they feed on natural foods.
The most dominant species of rats living in urban areas are roof rats and Norway rats. These species of rats have an adaptive feature that allows them to survive in any kind of environment and their rate of reproduction allows them to multiply rapidly in any home they find themselves in.
Apart from the availability of easily accessible food, urban areas have an abundant supply of places to nest and proliferate. In urban areas, there are houses around and each of these houses has attics, walls, roofs, and other hidden places where rats can nest. The search for a place to nest makes takes rats into urban areas that seem to have many good nesting places.
Also, the absence of predators in urban areas makes rats prefer to stay in urban areas than in the wild. In the wild, there is no adequate protection for them, and more than half will be hunted as prey before they even reach maturity.
All of the above reasons clearly show why there are more rats in urban areas than in wild areas. Having realized this, you need to do all you can to prevent them from infesting your home because if they do, they will multiply rapidly within just a short time.