El Paso County, Colorado Springs Rat Control Situation:
Hi David: I am dealing with a rodent issue in my apartment, I am constantly cleaning feces and washing and mopping and bleaching the areas in which they seem to deficate. It seems to be less now that I have put down the poison to kill them and send them to their nest. I now see that they are eating the bait by the change in the color of the fece, what is your safety recommendations on continued cleaning and what diseases might be associated with your field or house mice. Also I now see larger pellets. I am worried that the mouse might be larger then they were before. May God bless and keep you Andra
Hi David, I just looked at your website and found it very interesting,I've had rats in the roof of my house for many years and I'm just in the process of eliminating every possibly entry point as you explained. I've tried the poison and totally agree with what you say about that. When I look around my house I can actually see where they would be getting in.You say it's best to block every entry point while the rats are still there, and then trap what rats are blocked in,, yes that makes sense to me .Well thanks again for the most informative website . regards Colin in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Able to Swim, or Do They Drown?
Though rats are not the most desired animals to have around your home, you will be amazed by the incredible survival instincts these rodents have. One of these survival instincts is their ability to survive in water. Rats are excellent swimmers, with their legs, tail, and rhythmic body movements, they can wade in the water for up to three days without drowning
These special skills allow them to be able to survive in water if by circumstance they find themselves stuck in a bucket of water, bathtub, or toilet. In cases where the water body is not restricted by a container or an object, rats use their swimming skills to find their way to dry land close by.
If you happen to find a rat stuck in water, the best thing you can do is to remove it and relocate it somewhere far away from your home or anywhere you are. Refusing to do this and expecting it to drown will only cost you your time because the rat will try as much as possible to survive.
Rats do drown in water, but that will only happen after 3 days when the rat has exhausted all of its energy swimming with no way out. Only a few rodents have this special kind of survival instinct, this clearly shows how smart and intelligent rats are.
Nevertheless, you shouldn't allow rats to run around your house and make your home their nesting place. If you find rats in the water around your home, you need to get them removed and relocated somewhere safe and far from your home to prevent further reentry. Rats are a menace to your health, so you need to look for the best way to get rid of them quickly.