Shelby County, Memphis Rat Control Situation:
Hello, I have read your website thoroughly, and I have to say i am impressed. I firmly believe your method of sealing all entries and exits is the best way to go. My question is regarding sealing all entries with sheet metal. I was wondering if insulated foam in a can is effective as well? Obviously they can chew on it, but do you think they would chew ALL the way through it? Im only considering the foam because using sheet metal in the attic would be extremely time consuming and difficult to install in certain areas. Thanks. Any advice is greatly appreciated
Hello. Found your site on web. Great info! Got rats in attic. Put out big victor rat snap traps. Catching rats nightly. However, many times the trap is sprung but no rat. Also, last week I caught a small rat and decided to dispose of it next morning. When I went back into attic the next morning, the dead rat was gone... This is spooky as I think something is taking the dead rats out of the traps during the night. (Traps will be sprung, and moved a few feet away from original placement site). We have a cat, but don't think he's getting up there. Do rats eat dead rats? Or maybe the rats are too big to be caught by the Victor snap traps? Any help or insight appreciated. I live in an affluent suburb east of Memphis.
Hi, my name is Bianca i will like to know how much will you charge to kill all these living rats or mice in my house. There really such a disturbance especially because i am pregnant and i want a clean eenvironment for my child.. can u please give me a reply back i will be glad. How can I get rid of mice in my house? I have mice droppings everywhere - I've set traps with cheese - the cheese disappears - no mice in trap. Looking forward to your response. Thank you.
Memphis Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Is The Largest Size A Rat Can Get To Be?
With an average lifespan of about 2 - 3 years, some species of rats can grow as large as 4 pounds. But on average, almost all rats are bigger than mice. Also, the size of a rat fairly depends on the specie and the sex of the rat. Male rats usually are larger than females. They have a longer body frame with tails as long as their body and can grow as big as 2 lbs.
Domesticated rats usually do better when it comes to size mainly because they are provided with all they need to grow properly and healthily. For pet rats, an adult rat can grow to a length of 9 to 11 inches with a tail length of 7 to 9 inches. If properly managed, some large species of rats can even grow as long as 20 inches. It all depends on how well the rats are being managed and taken care of.
One of the most fascinating thing about rats is that having a large body size doesn't mean they won't be able to pass through small openings and enter into your home. Rats can compress their body in order to be able to pass through small openings. Provided the opening is wide enough to allow the easy passage of its head, it will pass through. Therefore, you shouldn't consider the fact that the rats in your neighborhood are too big to gain access to your home through small openings. Instead, you need to seal all small openings up as soon as possible to avoid a rat infestation.
When it comes to rats with large sizes, the Bosavi woolly rat is one of a kind. This specie of rat can weigh up to 3.5 lbs. and grow as long as 32 inches. Although, this particular specie of rat can only be found in volcanic caves.