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 Rats Able to Swim, or Do They Drown?
Though rats are not the most desired animals to have around your home, you will be amazed by the incredible survival instincts these rodents have. One of these survival instincts is their ability to survive in water. Rats are excellent swimmers, with their legs, tail, and rhythmic body movements, they can wade in the water for up to three days without drowning
These special skills allow them to be able to survive in water if by circumstance they find themselves stuck in a bucket of water, bathtub, or toilet. In cases where the water body is not restricted by a container or an object, rats use their swimming skills to find their way to dry land close by.
If you happen to find a rat stuck in water, the best thing you can do is to remove it and relocate it somewhere far away from your home or anywhere you are. Refusing to do this and expecting it to drown will only cost you your time because the rat will try as much as possible to survive.
Rats do drown in water, but that will only happen after 3 days when the rat has exhausted all of its energy swimming with no way out. Only a few rodents have this special kind of survival instinct, this clearly shows how smart and intelligent rats are.
Nevertheless, you shouldn't allow rats to run around your house and make your home their nesting place. If you find rats in the water around your home, you need to get them removed and relocated somewhere safe and far from your home to prevent further reentry. Rats are a menace to your health, so you need to look for the best way to get rid of them quickly.