Westchester County, Westchester Rat Control Situation:
HI FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY. DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP. ALMOST every night rats come into our motor home under the hood. SOME nights they eat 2 or 3 blocks of poissen other nigh they eat 8 or 9 blocks of poison. IF its on the market we have probably tried it. THEY chew up the wires and everything under the hood. SO far all we can do is just keep putting out more poissen. THE neighbor has many bird feeders out so he is just feeding the rats. HE just laughed when I talked to him. WE are the only ones on the block seemingly bothered with them. WE live close to farms in this area. PLEASE is there anything we can do to keep them off this property? WE ARE DESPERATE. THANK YOU
Hi David, I was just on your site and I really, really wish we had some companies in this area that will help 'resolve' the problem once and for all, rather than come back and keep charging me insane prices to trap my rats and tell me they have no idea how they're getting in my house!! I've cut down my hedge, and done numerous other things to keep them away, but they still come back. Other than rip the vinyl siding off my house (covers up the old stucco) to find out where the little devils are coming in, I'm lost in Victoria Any help or suggestion you may be able to offer would be so appreciated. PS: I love your website - very thorough
Westchester Rat Control Tip of The Week
How Do Rats Use Pheromones To Communicate?
Rats communicate using releaser pheromones to send information to other rats that they are in their own territory. Rats often urinate in areas to send information that they are ready to nurse or that a specific area where their nest is located is their own. Rats use these releaser pheromones to claim territory and to make sure that other rats will stay away.
Primer pheromones are designed to be excreted during the peak of fertility and this is the type of pheromone that sends sexual signals to males in the area. These scents are released in order to attract males and to make sure that the female is going to mate during a time where she is more than likely to conceive.
Primer pheromones are some of the main types of communication tools used by rats and it's one of the most powerful ones that can be sensed in the area. These responses are triggered by the area of the brain called the Vomeronasal and this refers to the overall sense that an adult male gets of the pheromone.
These types of pheromones are designed to be useful for identifying something about the animals or about the area. Rats often use these to convey fear or to share information about an area. Certain species of rats can share information about a food source, safe space, and more with these types of pheromones. Most of the time informational pheromones are designed to identify the smell of other species and to warn other rats of dangers in the area.
Scientists are continuing to study rats to determine the total number of ways that they are able to communicate by pheromones alone.