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
How Do Rats Use Pheromones To Communicate?
Rats communicate using releaser pheromones to send information to other rats that they are in their own territory. Rats often urinate in areas to send information that they are ready to nurse or that a specific area where their nest is located is their own. Rats use these releaser pheromones to claim territory and to make sure that other rats will stay away.
Primer pheromones are designed to be excreted during the peak of fertility and this is the type of pheromone that sends sexual signals to males in the area. These scents are released in order to attract males and to make sure that the female is going to mate during a time where she is more than likely to conceive.
Primer pheromones are some of the main types of communication tools used by rats and it's one of the most powerful ones that can be sensed in the area. These responses are triggered by the area of the brain called the Vomeronasal and this refers to the overall sense that an adult male gets of the pheromone.
These types of pheromones are designed to be useful for identifying something about the animals or about the area. Rats often use these to convey fear or to share information about an area. Certain species of rats can share information about a food source, safe space, and more with these types of pheromones. Most of the time informational pheromones are designed to identify the smell of other species and to warn other rats of dangers in the area.
Scientists are continuing to study rats to determine the total number of ways that they are able to communicate by pheromones alone.