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Identification

What they look like?

Rats have fur that is more prevalent on the body than on the ears and tail. They have small black eyes and long bare tail. Norway rats are large and round, while black rats are long and slim. Rats are medium-sized to large rodents. However, rats may grow to be as long as 40 cm or more and weigh considerably more than mice. The weight of black rats is 110-340 g and for Norway rats is 230 g. Their coats are white, gray, brown or black in color and are often soiled enough to leave grease marks on touched surfaces.

Food

Rats are omnivorous eaters. That means they will eat whatever they can find. In most cases, this includes grains, fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts and any other edibles they might find. Although rats prefer to eat what they find, they will hunt in occasion, catching bugs and other small pests.

Habitat

Where do they like to live?

Rats Homes/Rats Places

Rats nest in burrows but also rat nests can be found in Bark, roofs, and even in cavity walls. Rats love to live inside homes. If they enter at ground level, they usually run up the walls of the home and go into the Roof. The rats usually spend most of their time inside in the Roof Area/False ceiling. But sometimes they create or make their nests, inside the walls of homes, holes and cracks, cupboard, elevated areas of Houses or building, and other soft items.

How Long Rats do live?

Life Cycle

Adult rats can live for about 1-3 years. Females can reach breeding age within 2 months but usually start reproducing at around 5-6 months. The development period lasts about 21-25 days and a usually produces 6-13 rat babies. Rats can typically produce 5-10 liters per year.

Sign of Rats infestation

  1. Rat Droppings

Usually found in concentrated areas as rats produce up to 40 droppings per night. Norway rats dropping is Rectangular in shape and larger with blunt ends. They are found in small groupings 3/4″ long in size. While dropping of Black rats/Roof Rats is curved rectangle shaped with pointed ends. They are scattered. And 1/2″ long in size.

2. Scratching Noises

Hearing scratching noises at night from above may suggest their presence. You may hear them scurrying under decking, sheds and floorboards. They are more likely to be identified by a grinding noise they make with their teeth known as burying.

3. Footprints (running tracks)

Rats leave foot and tail marks in dusty, less-used areas of buildings. To establish if an infestation is active, Fine flour or dust powder is spread along a small stretch of floor near the footprints and check for fresh tracks the next day.

4. Rub Marks

Rodents have grease on their fur. Grease and dirt on their bodies leaves marks on surfaces. Lanolin is yellow viscous oil in the fur that is made of fatty acids and esters. It allows rodents to squeeze into tight voids & spaces with great ease.

5-Urine Odor

Rat urine has a strong musky odor. With large infestation you can easily smell it.

Nests

Mice will shred paper, string, and other pliable materials to build their nests indoors. Norway rats nest outdoors in burrows deep in the ground. Rats typically nest above ground in floor/False ceiling, trees, Cupboard, Holes and crevices, Pipelines or in dense vegetation.

Economic Importance to control rats

  • Rats are among the most important public health pests, being directly involved in the transmission of many diseases, and indirectly involved in many more. In fact, the rat is believed to have been the first animal specifically identified as a disease-bearing pest.
  • Beside from contaminating food and living spaces with their droppings, urine, and shed fur, rats are hosts for a wide variety of insect and other parasite disease vectors.
  • They also serve as reservoirs for many diseases that their parasites spread including plague, Lyme disease, leptospirosis and typhus fever. They also carry fleas or ticks which can harm pets or humans and many others.
  • They directly damage to property and stored belongings like shoes, clothing, books, and so forth. They also stain and damage items with their urine and droppings.
  • They damage our Food, Feed and seeds by consuming millions of tons of stored food, feed, and seed every year, and contaminate food items with their urine, droppings, shed hairs, and other filth.
  • Rodents cause countless fires every year by gnawing on the insulation of electrical wiring.

 

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Rat Control Related FAQ's

How long does your treatment take to complete?

The treatment time depends on the type of treatment, size of the house & level of infestation.


How do you conduct Rat Treatment?

Our Rat Treatment is carried out using Glue Traps & Bait Stations. Our termination force not only installs the required equipment in your premises, they also identify their entry points for your convenience so that you won’t have to face pest infestation in the near future.


Is shutting the entry points necessary?

Yes small holes, gutter openings, wall cracks etc are the main reason for rat infestation at your premises. Rats enter your house in search of food. But once they have entered your premises, controlling them is not an easy thing to do because they promptly increase in numbers.

Is filling gaps, cracks and the entry points necessary?

Yes small holes, gutter openings, wall cracks etc are the main reason for rat infestation at your premises. Rats enter your house in search of food. But once they have entered your premises, controlling them is not an easy thing to do because they promptly increase in numbers.

Actually for almost every pest, sturctural repairs play a huge role. This is why we notice that older houses are much more prone to infestations.


Do you provide any warranty for Rat Control Treatment?

No, we don’t. Because they might return if the gaps entry points are still open. This is why we recommend structural repairs to the house which is a more sustainable way to control rat problem in your house.

We can only ensure that the existing rat population is eliminated from your Home or building.


How long does Rat Control treatment remain effective?

Our Rat Control service ensure that the existing population of rats and mice are eliminated from your home. It can’t guarantee protection from new rat population entering into your home. We can use mechanical traps, glue traps, ultrasonic devices etc for preventive control against rats but it is not a hundred percent effective.

If you take the precautionary measures prescribed by our Terminating Force regarding structural repairs to your home and adding paddings to windows and doors, your house will stay safe from Rat Infestation for a long time.


How long does your Lizard Treatment Last?

We don’t provide warranty for our lizard treatment because they might return to your premises as the weather changes. But we do advise to our customers that they get their wall cracks sealed where lizards are more likely to hide.


How long does your Lizard Control Treatment remain effective?

We don’t provide warranty for our lizard treatment because they might return to your premises as the weather changes. But we do advise to our customers that they get their wall cracks sealed where lizards are more likely to hide. The only sustainable way to control Lizards is to ensure all doors and windows have rubber padddings on them.

So it is recommended that you work on structural repairs of the house and get our Lizard Control treatment only once or twice a season to stay protected.