Union County, Elizabeth Rat Control Situation:
Hi David....I just read your article on mice removal and am having an infestation problem in my attic. I have had several pest control companies over to my house and none of them have been able to solve my problem. The first company I had contracted was called Mack pest control and they threw a bunch of bait pouches around the attic and set traps for " Flying squirrels" which there were no flying squirrels and then eventually gave up. The next company I hired was a company called Apex Pest and Termite, again they failed to find the entrance points and eventually gave up as well. The current company I have is Orkin and they have not been able to pinpoint where the mice are getting in either. In fact the latest technician put down (4) glue boards in the attic and a block of the green poison bars in the center of each glue board lol. I am definitely not an expert in rodent control...but I highly doubt that is the proper method. This has been an ongoing problem now for 3 years, I have a 3,000 sq.ft. vinyl siding house with a pretty huge attic so the possible entry points could be anywhere, I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me on this matter, such as what company I could hire or an effective do-it-yourself strategy. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
Elizabeth Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are rats comfortable in cold weather?
As winter arrives, the cold increases, and the consequences of this change in weather are vast. Animals like rats will look to survive during these times. The principal necessity for them to be comfortable in these temperatures include refuge and food.
People's homes are perfect for rats to shelter from the cold. They are designed to give the security and benefits needed for a warm environment. As the cold increases, the rat's muscles start tensing, lowering their immune system to the point of making them more likely to get sick.
People and rats living in the same house are a bad combination
The danger of getting diseases is caused by the accumulation of feces that promotes bacteria development all over the house.
These microorganisms produce very dangerous diseases and infections, among them, the best known for its severity is leptospirosis that is caused by ingesting food contaminated with rodents' urine and feces.
The structural damage that living with rats can cause
Damages caused by rats are attributed by the capacity of their jaws to gnaw. They gnaw on materials like wood, plastic or even cables that, despite being hard, these are not an impediment for their teeth. During colder temperatures, their metabolism needs more energy to stay warm.
Among the activities to obtain this energy are eating and gnawing. On many occasions, this can cause dangerous accidents, such as fires thanks to short circuits caused by bitten cables. Economic losses can range from a pair of shoes to the entire house.
Living together with rodents is harmful for your health and bank account. You should know that when winter arrives, the rain and cold will make them find refuge, so you have to take preventative measures as a defense weapon against this urban plague.