Duval County, Jacksonville Rat Control Situation:
Dear sir, I current have something in my attic that I think is a rat or mouse. My pest control company has placed bait for rodents in the attic to no avail. They have also complete an outside "plug the holes treatment. There is a section off my attic that is hard to access due to vaulted ceilings. The noise is in the area that no one can get to. It is mainly in the early morning, no so much at night. Can you recommend someone in the northeast Florida coast area, I am about 17 miles north of Saint Augustine, south of Jacksonville FL. Thank you, Jocelyn
If by "bait", you mean poison, that's not a good idea. You need to find the entry holes and seal them. I do know someone in your area.
Thank you for posting helpful info about rat removal. I was going to have my husband get rat poison. Glad to know that's the wrong way. What is the best bait to use in the wood rat traps? Will peanut butter work? I have no idea what rats will eat.
Peanut butter and seeds should work just fine, but there's a heck of a lot more to rat control than the type of bait used!
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The Reasons Why So Many Rats Live In Big Cities
Since ancient times, rodents have noticed how humans have created comfortable dwellings that in turn often house large amounts of food. The invasion of people's homes and privacy by rats is due to their constant search for shelter and food.
Rats can chase man wherever he goes, in order to continue to benefit. These animals can have a great capacity to adapt to the different environments humans live in. The rodent's diet consists of anything and to get it they can gnaw, climb, jump, run, and even swim.
A Big City To Share
With the settlement of large cities, human beings have grown in population and their consequences on the planet too. The environmental pollution of large cities represents a serious danger caused by people themselves. However, for rats, it has represented the peak of their population growth rate.
Human beings transporting themselves from one place to another, wherever they go, will take the rats along with them, having to share their cities. These animals have become pests to many people because it is exactly in the habitats of humans that they find the perfect conditions to live comfortably.
The More Garbage, The More Rats
Rodents can be phobic animals, that is, they fear new places and prefer to move through the same paths their whole lives. The exploratory and inquisitive instinct that characterizes rats is due to their need to survive in the absence of shelter. Rodents consume one-fifth of the world's food supply each year. The garbage dumps in big cities, day after day, are filled with new food remnants that provides rats with everything they need to survive.
Today, it's very likely that you'll come across a rat in any city in the world. However, people take care of their homes by being advised by professionals who teach them ways to combat this urban pest.