Erie County, Buffalo Rat Control Situation:
I absolutely love your site. I recently cleaned my garage and found piles and piles of mouse poop and did exactly what you said not to do....poison. I also have a little guest house on the farm that has evidence of gnawing right into the foundation on a porch and of poop in the closets. I can also hear noises in the attic when over there at night. I feel like they are everywhere! I find the occasional poop in the house inside a drawer and then when I put out poison we find a dead one and until reading your sire we thought it was over for the moment. Now I am totally freaked out! My question is what size Victor traps for house mice and do you have a suggestion for ordering in bulk since I am working on multiple locations now. I do need to find someone handy to seal up entry points first. Where are you located and do you know anyone good in Maryland? If not I am prepared to roll up my sleeves and learn..... Thanks for your help.
I have house mice in my attic, garage and outdoors by potted plants. I have trapped and killed all in the garage but I still have them in the attic. I looked at your directory and there seems to be no one in las Vegas who specializes in this that you recommend. I have a pest control service but as you stated, they do not do a proper job. Can you recommend anyone to check to house an seal up entry points and eliminate the mice for good. Your response will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Marko
Buffalo Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Smart Animals?
Rats can be trained:
In studies on rats, it's been very easy to train these animals. Scientists have worked with rats to help teach them how to get through mazes, play fetch, train them to dismantle complex items to get a reward, and more.
Rats stick together:
Rats have high levels of emotional intelligence and they often communicate well with one another to warn each other of threats. In a borough of rats, each will work together to make sure that everyone can stay safe. With communications through their squeaks and noises as well as through pheromones it's possible for rats to continually relay information about the surrounding environment and work together to survive.
They have been shown to have personalities:
In observed behavior some rats are considered to be social, others are entertaining and some are fun-loving wanting to play with objects they find like toys. Each rat can have its own tendencies and display their own levels of intelligence.
Rats are social animals:
Rats live in groups and this makes them very social animals. Even though rats typically sleep 12-15 hours a day, they are social during the time that they are awake.
They can recognize each other and come when called:
Rats can be trained to recognize names, they can come when called and they can often tell more about rats and their behavior by watching them. Rats display recognition that goes far beyond what the average animal conveys.
Rats can smell and find their way into many spaces:
Rats have the power to make their way into many spaces. They are often some of the perfect creatures for making their way into your plumbing and they regularly travel through cracks and areas across the home to find food. They are tenacious creatures and they can be considered very smart when finding food.