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
The Reasons Why So Many Rats Live In Big Cities
Since ancient times, rodents have noticed how humans have created comfortable dwellings that in turn often house large amounts of food. The invasion of people's homes and privacy by rats is due to their constant search for shelter and food.
Rats can chase man wherever he goes, in order to continue to benefit. These animals can have a great capacity to adapt to the different environments humans live in. The rodent's diet consists of anything and to get it they can gnaw, climb, jump, run, and even swim.
A Big City To Share
With the settlement of large cities, human beings have grown in population and their consequences on the planet too. The environmental pollution of large cities represents a serious danger caused by people themselves. However, for rats, it has represented the peak of their population growth rate.
Human beings transporting themselves from one place to another, wherever they go, will take the rats along with them, having to share their cities. These animals have become pests to many people because it is exactly in the habitats of humans that they find the perfect conditions to live comfortably.
The More Garbage, The More Rats
Rodents can be phobic animals, that is, they fear new places and prefer to move through the same paths their whole lives. The exploratory and inquisitive instinct that characterizes rats is due to their need to survive in the absence of shelter. Rodents consume one-fifth of the world's food supply each year. The garbage dumps in big cities, day after day, are filled with new food remnants that provides rats with everything they need to survive.
Today, it's very likely that you'll come across a rat in any city in the world. However, people take care of their homes by being advised by professionals who teach them ways to combat this urban pest.