Brown County, Green Bay Rat Control Situation:
David, We have had rat problems on and off for two years. We've caught more than 20 rats in our attic. Several maintenance men, exterminators, roofers and a general contractor have inspected our house. We've removed bushes, trimmed trees, covered vents on the roof, put covers on the bottoms of the gutter downspouts. We have a hole in our house wall by our sink where they have chewed and chewed. We calledyour Wildlife guy in Green Bay. He was wonderful and spent an hour or two on our house and didn't even charge us. But he can not find where the rats are coming in. NO ONE has been able to find out where our rats are coming into the attic. Everyone says it's not our roof; but I don't know that. Angel said he'd come back because he has another theory about rats going through the sewer and up the pipes. He's coming back on Wednesday. My problem is what will I do if Angel comes and says he still can't find anything? We are literally trapped in our house. We can't sell it and we don't want to live here. I read the horrors about rats on the internet and I feel totally hopeless. Apparently there are no government agencies that can/ will help. What can we do? We're 72 years old and planned to live here for the rest of our lives. You can't imagine the psychological stress we're under. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi David, I have a rat or rats in my attic and I need your help. I have an old house that i could not possibly seal up. There is just no way because of inaccessible crawl spaces,etc. I have tried the large glue traps but he seems to go around them now. I will try the Victor snap traps but I think I am dealing with a very smart rat. Should I bait the trap first and not set it so it gets comfortable eating PB off the trap? Also do the expensive electronic repellants work at all. Tractor Supply sells one for $50. Please help me. I'm losing too much sleep!
I found what I thought was rat poop in a closet. My exterminator said I had to insulate the entire attic with their special insulation that kills all creatures. There were no signs if entry to that area. After he left I moved a box and found a large Palmetto bug which moved very slowly. I killed it and now wonder if the black things are eggs or feces. No stains or smell was in the area. Please help!
Green Bay Rat Control Tip of The Week
Can Rats Make Chirping Noises?
Rats are nocturnal animals; they avoid brightly lit places at all costs and prefer damp, dark places out of sight. But because of their great agility and incredible dexterity, they can fit into any place and their presence will be almost imperceptible, due to the low sound frequency they emit.
Although they obviously cannot talk, rats have the ability to communicate through pheromones, which are chemical substances secreted by living beings; they use these to warn other rats about any danger. Also, they use vocalizations (almost imperceptible sounds), to associate with pain, discomfort, or uneasiness.
They have other sounds in a higher ultrasonic frequency to identify well-being. It is said that there are specific interactions using a shriek; sexual activities, communication between mother and pup, or situations where the aggressiveness of other rats can be identified.
So Are Rats' Sounds Really Imperceptible?
Their sound is almost imperceptible to the human ear, but among them, this form of communication is very powerful. Their senses of smell, touch, and hearing are highly developed and this is what allows them to walk so boldly through the night.
But if we pay attention and are close enough, we can perhaps hear their gnawing, prowling, and even fighting movements. Just keep in mind that if you are close enough to perceive their screeching, it is because the rat feels in danger and these animals, unlike mice, can attack!
Can This Squeak Affect The Human Ear?
These sounds could not affect in any way your ear; but it may affect our well-being, as their sound can attract more and more rats over time, and this can become a real headache.
Surely you don't want to have a family of rats hanging around your house, your kitchen, or your restaurant. The best thing to do is get rid of rats as soon as you realize they are present in your property.