Middlesex County, Lowell Rat Control Situation:
I've been dealing with rats for about 2 years now. We have a crawl Space and it seems as though no matter what we do we just don't have any luck. The rats are burrowing in under the house and no matter what we close off or seal they just dig. I now have an empty house next door to me (with a crawl space and it's gotten really bad) they are now commuting to my house. We've had poison and every other lame attempt to kill the rodents but with a crawl space it's hard to catch and seal off everything. As of 2 days ago I started hearing scratching along the floor in one particular area and it's driving me insane. I feel dirty and scared all at the same time. Can you please recommend someone in my area? Everyone is scared to crawl under my house including my husband. We're very clean people, we do have a house cat but no dogs. I'm in Lowell MA and I am getting so desperate.
Hello my names Vanessa I think I have a rat living under my tub we've heard it chewing on everything in the sub floor we put a wooden trap in my vents where I seen it and it carried the trap off I called a pest control place today that told me to try glue traps and bar bait I really don't know what to do so any insight would be greatly appreciated Can you advise which is the best way to get rid of rats (well we think hey are rats in our attic) the environmental health people just keep coming out and putting poison down, but it doesn't seem to make any difference and infact makes the noise even worse.
Lowell Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are Rats Nocturnal?
Biologically, rats are nocturnal. These animals come out at dusk to look for food and carry out other activities, then go back into hiding at dawn. Their choice of coming out at dusk is dependent on many things that have to do with their natural behavior and biology. Right here, we will be taking you through some of these factors.
The first factor is that rats are silent animals and will prefer to operate in an environment with less noise. Their involvement with humans and special liking for staying in places close to human settlements will make them want to stay in hiding during the day time because the activities of humans during the day causes noise that they can't cope with.
Another factor that modifies rats to being nocturnal is the fact that their instinct only makes it possible for them to feel relaxed and active when there is less danger. This is nearly impossible during the day time as many of their natural predators will be active during that exact time.
Third, rats like are sneaky and will always prefer to operate in hiding without the occupants of the house knowing. The night has limited light and the occupants are most likely to be at rest during this time. This gives rats all the time and opportunities they need to carry out their rat business without any form of interruption.
However, rats are also capable of moving around during the day if they have a safe route through which they can travel. The routes are usually dark and safe even during the day when there are noises and disturbances from humans.