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
Norway Rat Biology
The Norway rat is typically nocturnal. It is a good swimmer; however, unlike the related black rat, it is a poor climber. Norway rats burrow well, and regularly uncover broad tunnel systems.
Rats are equipped for creating ultrasonic vocalizations, both as grown-ups and babies. They may likewise transmit short, high frequency, socially-prompted vocalization during interaction with different rats or animals. This call most takes after a trilling sound but is undetectable to human ears. Rats can discernibly be heard through calls sounding like squeaks when they are in trouble.
These rats are omnivores. This implies they can eat both plants and animals. As predators, rats are opportunistic.
The Norway rat can breed consistently if the conditions are reasonable, and a female can deliver up to twelve litters in a year. The gestation period is just 21 days, and litters can number up to fourteen, albeit smaller litters are common. In this way, the rat population can increase rapidly. Rats have a lifespan of around three years, yet regularly live less than one year.
Norway rats live in enormous hierarchical groups, either in tunnels or subsurface places, such as sewers and basements. When food is hard to come by, the rats lower in the social order are the first to die. If a large portion of a rat populace is eliminated from a zone, the rest will expand their reproductive rate, and rapidly reestablish the old populace level. This makes it imperative to have a plan to get rid of the entire rat population on your property if an infestation occurs.