Pulaski County, Little Rock Rat Control Situation:
David - Trying to rid the rats from house and attic. Caught 6 so far and I think I may be getting to the end. Ive blocked everything I could see on roof but can they scale a stucco chimney and get in that way even know there is a screen there? Ive been putting a piece of peanut on the victor traps is that the best bait? If I dont catch one in a while when is it safe to say we got em all ?Thanx Stephen
My response: Yup, peanut butter is good bait, you know they're gone when the noises stop.
Hi, I have a shop that I am going to try to seal up the small entrances the rats are using. My question is can I use plastic gloves only to pick up tools etc that the droppings are on, how do I clean the tools and what are the dangers of the droppings to me? Thank you sir.
Latex gloves are fine. Not much danger, just rinse off the tools with water, and wash your hands afterward.
Hi David I was looking on your website and I hired a professional to take care of my roof rat problem in Little Rock AR, and I was just reading on some of the things that you mentioned about getting rid of roof rats. I have watched and talked to the professional that inspected my house however, after he sealed, set the traps and inspected the whole house we haven't caught any rats but one prior to it being sealed. It has been about four nights from when the house has been sealed and still no rats that has been trapped in the traps that he set up. I still here walking from room to room it's not as much that my tenant and I hear. I need you to please refer me to someone that you know that can take care of my problem. I can't sleep in my house I shake every time I open my door. I'm crying every day to solve this problem. I feel like I'm losing my mind and I don't know what to do anymore. Please can you can help me please. I'm located in Hollywood, fl by my email. CAN YOU CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE EITHER BY MY EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER I NEED HELP PLEASE! MY NAME IS CECE. Thank You David.
Little Rock Rat Control Tip of The Week
Do Rats Bite Human Necks?
Rodents are omnivorous animals. Their diet is mainly based on seeds, insects, and small animals. In order to hunt, they usually bite their victims' neck to neutralize them and suffocate them until they finally die. Seeing this behavior, some people think that rats will also bite human necks, but this is extremely uncommon.
There are cases where a rat has bit a child's face, neck, and hands. This type of aggressive behavior is often seen when rodents feel that the child's movement could be a threat. On the other hand, sometimes this happens when children are dirty and have food remains on them, thus confusing the rodents.
Complications Of A Rodent Bite
A rat bite can hardly suffocate a human being, but it can have other serious complications produced by the bacteria they carry. Symptoms appear within 3 weeks after the bite when the infected wound heals.
An infectious disease can begin with increased body temperature and chills. Within 3 to 4 days after the onset of the fever, there could be rash, systemic damage to different organs such as heart or brain, and visible swelling of the lymph nodes.
Bites are not the only way a rodent can transmit diseases. Direct contact through scratches produced by infected rats is usually quite harmful as well. However, it is more common to become infected by ingesting food or water contaminated with an infected rats' feces or urine.
Pest control is necessary to look after one's own health and that of your entire family, including household pets. There are cases of domestic animals such as dogs and cats that, when biting rats, can also become contaminated with these diseases which can be deadly.