Tarrant County, Fort Worth Rat Control Situation:
I have been caring for a rat since 2004 when she was displaced as an infant during hurricane here in Texas. I actually had two but had the other released. I kept the this one due to her having neurological brain damage from falling out of her nest as a baby and she was also blind so she could not care for herself. I recently had to leave town, let my neighbor care for her. I was gone for a week.
On my way back I stopped and bought her a new toy to play with and a new water bottle because hers was getting kinda green and I couldn't clean it all out. Anyway I got back on a Sunday night and found that she was not moving. The lady said she had been acting like that for a couple of days. I picked her up she was almost dead. She could not stand up she just lay there with a little movement not much. I tried to give her water she drank a tiny bit but no more. I later tried to soak her monkey biscuits in water to feed some to her with water mixed in a syringe, again she took a tiny bit and that's all. About an hour later I juiced an apple and mashed a banana she likes apples and bananas and I thought something sweet would help her she had a little that's all. It was awful she was just lying there in my hand cold and limp could barely keep her eyes open. I live in B.F.E with nothing around so I had to wait it out till the next day to get her to a vet. I put her in my room in a small box with heat because she felt cool. I'm not dumb I knew she wasn't going to be ok and she never made it through the night.
The next day I checked her cage for anything to explaine what might have happened, she had water, her cage was still pretty clean from when I cleaned and changed everything which I thought was odd. there was very little evidence of food from the week except her untouched food that was probably given to her that day or the day before. Did this lady starve her to death, was it the water, a spider bite I wish I knew. I miss her and feel terrible for her. I just wish I new what had happened. I had been told that she may not live that long due to her problems but I just don't think that's what killed her. What is your opinion please some input.
Hi David, I am in a bad rat place in Fort Worth, Texas- it's so bad we now have maggots in our house L. Myhusband has used your website for a reference for a couple of years, but wejust don't have the time or expertise to really fix our ratproblem. We really need a reputable company that will be able to find thepoint of entry into our house (now), and I would like to verify with you (theauthority) that Tru Tech is the company to use. Thanks in advance, Kindra
Fort Worth Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Attracts Rats To Your Property?
Being a homeowner, you definitely don't want rats to infest your home and make it their nesting place. If you are concerned about this, you need to know certain things that can attract rats to your property and do all you can to keep those things away from your property.
In order to help you prevent a rat infestation, right here we will be sharing all the things that are capable of attracting rats to your property. By knowing these, you will be able to keep your property safe from rats.
1. Food Substances
Unlike other household pests, rats are not picky eaters. They tend to eat all kinds of food, provided they are placed where they can easily access them. The moment a single rat gets to know that your house has an abundant supply of food, it will invite others and your property will soon become a nesting place for rats. To avoid this, the best thing you can do is store your food properly and dispose of leftovers when you no longer have plans to eat them.
2. Pet Waste And Trash
Just as mentioned earlier, rats will feed on anything they have access to and this includes your pet's food. When you have pet food around at all times, rats will find their way into your home.
This also applies to having trash around your property. When rats want to hunt for food, the first place they visit is trash cans because they feel that your leftovers might be disposed of there. The longer you keep trash in and around your property, the more likely rats will be attracted to your property.
3. Dripping Pipes
Rats are thirsty animals and are always in search of clean water to drink. If you have dripping pipes or sprinklers around your home, this will tend to attract rats to your property.