Virginia Beach County, Virginia Beach Rat Control Situation:
I have finally cornered the single rat that has been living in our laundry room. He is under our dryer. can you come and get him. I am concerned that he will get away from me and hide somewhere else in the house.
Hi David, I read the helpful information on your website. Do you have a company that you would recommend? We live in Brentwood but we are on a tight budget! Maybe you know of someone reasonable who can clean up a dead rat & urine in the kitchen walls or under the cabinetry?
Hi my partner is a crop farmer and finds when he puts his combine away for the winter because it is impossible to clean all the grain from it the rats have a hay day. Eating everything wires and pipes included is there anything you can suggest to help.
There is a long and interesting story of my experience with rats a year ago and they seem to keep following me everywhere i have stayed at hotels, my friends homes, office i worked at and now my daughters apt. I feel as if though I'm cursed because not only do rats keep showing up in my life but i also happen to have Immune disorder and suffer from environmental illness which means my sense of smell is extremely sensitive and many times an odor will make me get sick to my stomach for example .rodent odor and especially rats. I saw your website and was hoping to get some feedback on how to convince my daughter this problem is real and it needs to be taken care of quickly. Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
I have mice in the ceiling in an area with no access unless I start cutting out the ceiling and even then it would only be 1 small area at a time. I've put traps in the nearest space I can get to and I've caught quite a few. Question is do those sonic guard units really work. The guy from Virginia Beach , sells the Home Sentinel. Any feedback , will it drive them out of the house, it's a fairly big house so I would have to use a few of them. Thanks.
Virginia Beach 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.