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
Where Do Rats Live During The Summer?
Rodents have been able to colonize most of the earth's habitats. Different species of mice and rats are found from warm deserts to tropical mountains. Polar zones are considered the only place without rodents.
During summer, their survival instinct takes rats to shelter in place in which food is abundant and easy to get. The favorite places for rats are country houses and barns that provide them plenty of food. On the other hand, in the cities, most of the rats live in sewers where they feed on fruit, meat, and bread residues that are discarded in the garbage.
The Urban Plague
Rodents are big and repulsive. The two most known species are the gray rat or sewer rat, (Rattus Norvegicus), and the black rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus). Although there are different species, they are both characterized by their lack of hygiene, as they live in filthy areas.
These creatures have the ability to acclimatize in urban environments because with the arrival of summer, they reproduce and start to invade people's homes to find food and shelter. Rats are among the animals that proliferate the most during summer since proper conditions for the pups' development are warm and dry conditions.
Rodents will look for food and residues left on the floor. Also, places with plenty of holes and clutter. From a small crack in the wall to a space behind the fridge or the washing machine, these will be perfect places for a rodent to find refuge to save its food, live comfortably, and reproduce.
To prevent invasion problems, it is advisable to call a specialist in pest control. Proper rat extermination should be combined with actions such as tightly closing garbage cans, cleaning of the house, and other preventive measures.