Fresno County, Fresno Rat Control Situation:
Hi David, I live in Fresno, CA and have roof rats. I hear them at night and am concerned about electrical problems and just getting them out ... and killing them off, too. I am in the San Francisco East Bay area. Cost is a factor so I've heard good things about a strobe light removing them for good. Any thoughts? Thank you. Garrett
Sir, I looked over your website and would like to inquire if you could recommend a reputable, cost efficient, high quality rat/squirrel exterminating service in the san antonio area? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, The rats are taking over our shop at the ranch. My uncle used poison and I know that's not working. I know there are places that they are getting in that we have to seal. I think the worst nest is behind the work bench where we can't readily access. Would you ever consider coming to asses our situation and help us set up an extermination plan? Thanks, Terry in Fresno CA
I live in Fresno Ca. and am concerned about an abundance of rats I am beginning to spot in the garden...and am hearing on the patio roof. There seems to be quite a few of them, and I feel concerned that they might carry disease and at any rate are not clean! Am I right? I have three cats and I do not wish to poison them. We are very clean, keep the yard clean, and the house, none the less the rats seem to show up every Spring and into Summer. Do you have any advice for me? Thanks in Advance!
Fresno Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Able to Dream?
Talking about rats implies talking about pests. But let's not forget that these curious animals have been used in various scientific studies regarding sleep. In this post, we want to give you a brief description of what has been discovered about rats and sleep.
Do rats sleep?
If you ever have had the chance to see any of these little rodents, you should know that:
What is the REM cycle?
- They are nocturnal animals
- They do not have the same sleep phases as humans
- They cannot see in color; they are colorblind
- These animals have many interesting characteristics, but the most interesting of them all is they incorporate the REM phase in their sleep
It is the phase of sleep in which our sleep becomes heavier. The brain waves that predominate behave the way they do when we are awake; this makes our heart rate and pressure increase, as well as the movement of our eyes (Rapid Eye Movement). There is no muscle tone and it is the moment we have dreams. Rats also experience the REM cycle.
So... do rats dream?
We could say yes; studies have shown that these medium-sized rodents incorporate this stage in their sleep phases. It's also important for you to know that their cycles are shorter and more widely spaced throughout the day.
That's why they will probably only see images, due to the absence of reasoning, they could not put together a story in their dreams.
Why they go out at night
It is difficult for a rat to cross your path during the day, and they have the need to go out and look for food. You will rarely see them wandering around during the day, as they tend to hide and sleep. But when night falls, they take advantage of the stillness and silence to seek supplies and prowl around.