Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville Rat Control Situation:
Hi David, Wow, you have a wonderful website, chock full of helpful information. I do think I need to schedule an appt. for an estimate on cleanup..in the crawl space, under my bathroom floor. There is a terrible odor in my 7 X 3 ft one and only bathroom in the Lawrenceville GA area. (I am experienced....had rat nest in p trap of bathtub 5 yrs. ago). Omg Pest Control set traps and sealed the 2 spots we could find that seem most suspect to rat entry , and there were droppings, urine under the bathroom area. I will wait til we catch something before I have your guys come. Of most concern, is wanting someone to look carefully into that bathtub p-trap area with a snake flashlight (Omega will try to come up with one by monday)....I want to know where the urine saturation is... I have respiratory reaction (coughing, using albuterol inhaler, Kaiser pulmonologist concerned) I want to know if you can cleanse the areas well for cleanup, disinfect, etc so that the rat phernomes, etc don't linger. Most of all, I want my bathroom back! It is horrible!! Please let me know if you schedule online, and a timeframe, more info on cleanup! thanks so much, mary
Lawrenceville Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Mice or Rats Easier to Trap?
Mice can often be much easier to trap because they are naturally curious creatures. It often takes just one or two days to capture a mouse after setting up a mousetrap. If you're having difficulty trapping a mouse you could consider moving it to a different location. Rats can be extremely intelligent and they communicate with each other meaning that any new objects will often bring about suspicion.
Rats often reproduce at a much faster rate and this can make it difficult to control a rat problem if it's been going on for a long time. Most mice have around eight litters per year with around 5 to 6 pups in each litter. Rats can have between 6 to 12 pups in their litter.
Rats can often be ravenous eaters and often require meat or a more substantial food source in order to remain satisfied. This can often make rats very difficult to trap because they can be so fussy about their food.
Rats have a definite size advantage over mice and this often means using much larger traps and some extra measures when it comes to keeping them in a trap. Because of the extra costs of these larger traps and the need to be more careful with where you set them, the requirements to trap a rat can be considerably higher than what it takes to trap the average mouse. Most rats can reach a length of between 7-10 inches and weigh up to a pound whereas the typical house mouse maxes out around 8 inches including its tail.
It's often easier to track rats because they leave larger footprints and they can cause a bit more destruction with their added size and strength. This can make finding rats throughout your home a bit easier.