Ramsey County, St. Paul Rat Control Situation:
Good Morning David, I just don't know what to do. I can't afford humdres of dollars to pay someone to rid my attic of RATS. My Mom paid a company over $400.00 a couple of years ago to rid her attic of RATS. The company lied to us. My Mom and I didn't realize until a few months later when a friend of my son went up in the attic and found that there was NOT severe rodant damage as the men had stated. They told my then 76 year old Mother and me that the attic was infested and all the Christmas decorations in the attic had been destroyed. Said there was so much rodent droppings and pee and that all boxes with the Christmas decorations were destroyed. We asked him to take the boxes down but they hever did. This is why this friend of the family came over and inspected the attic and took down all the boxes. NONE of the boces were even touched and looked like new. The decorations inside were untouched by the rats. These men lied to us. Now we find it difficult to trust anyone. Yes there were a few rat droppings but nothing to the point that these men had told us. He knew that my Mother and I would never venture up the attic. So how do I get a honesst company in Central FL, do you have anyone you can recommend? Thanks in advance, Cathy
St. Paul Rat Control Tip of The Week
Where Do Rats Live During The Summer?
Rodents have been able to colonize most of the earth's habitats. Different species of mice and rats are found from warm deserts to tropical mountains. Polar zones are considered the only place without rodents.
During summer, their survival instinct takes rats to shelter in place in which food is abundant and easy to get. The favorite places for rats are country houses and barns that provide them plenty of food. On the other hand, in the cities, most of the rats live in sewers where they feed on fruit, meat, and bread residues that are discarded in the garbage.
The Urban Plague
Rodents are big and repulsive. The two most known species are the gray rat or sewer rat, (Rattus Norvegicus), and the black rat or roof rat (Rattus Rattus). Although there are different species, they are both characterized by their lack of hygiene, as they live in filthy areas.
These creatures have the ability to acclimatize in urban environments because with the arrival of summer, they reproduce and start to invade people's homes to find food and shelter. Rats are among the animals that proliferate the most during summer since proper conditions for the pups' development are warm and dry conditions.
Rodents will look for food and residues left on the floor. Also, places with plenty of holes and clutter. From a small crack in the wall to a space behind the fridge or the washing machine, these will be perfect places for a rodent to find refuge to save its food, live comfortably, and reproduce.
To prevent invasion problems, it is advisable to call a specialist in pest control. Proper rat extermination should be combined with actions such as tightly closing garbage cans, cleaning of the house, and other preventive measures.