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
What Are The Mating Habits Of The Black Rat And Norway Rat?
The ship rats have a polygamous mating framework, where a single male mates with various females. As a rule, the prevailing male is a successful breeder. These rats mate from March to November. The development or conception period goes on for 21 - 29 days, yielding 3 - 5 litters of 1 - 16 young (with a normal or average of 7) every year. Children of this species are brought into the world altricial. Their eyes open just at 15 days old, while hairs show up before the end of the nursing period. The young ones are weaned, and become independent at 3 - 4 months of age.
Norway rats generally build homes in below-ground burrows or at ground level. Homes might be fixed with shredded paper, fabric, or different stringy materials. Litters of 6 to 12 young ones are brought into the world 21 to 23 days after conception. Baby rats are stripped, and their eyes are shut; however, they develop quickly. They can eat solid food at 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. They become independent at around 3 weeks to about a month and arrive at reproductive maturity at 3 months old, sometimes as early as 8 weeks. Female Norway Rats may come into heat every 4 or 5 days, and they may even mate a day after a litter is conceived. The average female rat has 4 to 6 litters per year and may effectively wean at least 20 offspring every year.