Richland County, Columbia Rat Control Situation:
David I recently cleaned up after a mouse along with disposing of the rat poison and i'd like to know how easily can a disease be contracted from their feces/ urine ? & can I be poisoned by breathing in the rat poison? I'm very concerned bc I have a very weak immune system and when I was cleaning out my cabinets everything was on my hands directly ' when I wasn't washing them ' then a cloud of feces And rat posion went up n my face so thank you for the information and help. And do you know if decon pellets will cause mice to dry up , not smell and virtually turn to powder after dying?
Came across your website whilst trying to find a solution to a rat problem in my house. We have rats coming into the house, we don't know how they are getting in, will a rat come into your house, up your guttering and under the tiles? also, would a rat eat threw a felted flat roof, as we have put a tiled roof over our flat roof, which leaves an area underneath where rats could travel along. That is the only way the rats could be getting into the house.
Hi David, I found your page about rats traped in the wall. for exactly a week now we have a rat (I assume cause it is loud) or mouse trapped in the bedroom wall. It is always up at night scratching the wall inside the same wall. We currently rent our house and they sent pest control. All they did is set up traps around the house and in the attic. They said that there are tunnels going through that wall but it is really hard to see or get to it ?! I asked them if they can throw poison down those tunnels but i dont think they did. They said that they will not cut a whole in the wall especially because it is not a drywall (it is the house wall) and that it has to die like that. I am so terrified and cant sleep here anymore. I am afraid of them chewing through the wall while im asleep. What do you suggest I should do? How long does it take for them to die or chew through the wall? HELP!
Columbia Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Nocturnal?
Biologically, rats are nocturnal. These animals come out at dusk to look for food and carry out other activities, then go back into hiding at dawn. Their choice of coming out at dusk is dependent on many things that have to do with their natural behavior and biology. Right here, we will be taking you through some of these factors.
The first factor is that rats are silent animals and will prefer to operate in an environment with less noise. Their involvement with humans and special liking for staying in places close to human settlements will make them want to stay in hiding during the day time because the activities of humans during the day causes noise that they can't cope with.
Another factor that modifies rats to being nocturnal is the fact that their instinct only makes it possible for them to feel relaxed and active when there is less danger. This is nearly impossible during the day time as many of their natural predators will be active during that exact time.
Third, rats like are sneaky and will always prefer to operate in hiding without the occupants of the house knowing. The night has limited light and the occupants are most likely to be at rest during this time. This gives rats all the time and opportunities they need to carry out their rat business without any form of interruption.
However, rats are also capable of moving around during the day if they have a safe route through which they can travel. The routes are usually dark and safe even during the day when there are noises and disturbances from humans.