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
Can Rats Kill Mice?
Before providing an answer to this question, first of all, you need to be able to differentiate between a rat and mouse. As you must already know, they are both rodents and are quite identical. Without precisely knowing the differences between these two rodents, it will be quite difficult to know how they relate with each other and if rats do kill mice or it's just another myth.
To help you understand this in the best possible way, we will be taking a look at some of the qualities possessed by both rodents. After which we will address the main topic which is whether rats are capable of killing mice or not.
Rats are medium sized rodents with sizes bigger than that of mice. They have long tails and are very active compared to mice. The most common household rat is the black rat and this particular specie of rat is bigger than mice and also very active.
On the other hand, mice are smaller rodents with a pointed snout and small round eyes. These rodents have uniform traits; hence they often tend to look very identical. They are very docile when compared to their rat counterparts.
Having shared all these, by now you should categorically be able to differentiate between rats and mice. Coming back to the question above, the fact is rats are capable of killing mice. This habit is only exhibited when rats are faced with starvation and the only option left is to kill and feed on them.
Also, a change in environmental conditions can trigger their hunting senses and make them kill mice. Apart from any of these conditions, rats killing mice doesn't usually occur. You might have rats and mice in your home at the same time causing a nuisance.