Rats and mice extermination
Rats and mice extermination
Common house mice and rats are the most troublesome pest. Rats and mice co-exist with human for their common and essential need of food and water. Rodents are the most unwanted pests, as they eat and contaminate our food. They are also responsible for spreading a number of diseases. With their constant gnawing they do considerable damage to property. Our houses are great place for rats and mice to raise their babies. Plenty of food, easy access to water and safe and warm shelter are everything, a rodent finds in our house.
|Black Rat||Roof Rat|
|Size||7—9.5 cm||32—46 cm||32—46 cm|
|Weigh||12—30gm||75—230 gm||75—230 gm|
|Color||Dusty gray with a cream belly||white, gray, brown or black||brown with intermixed spots of black. Undersides white, gray or black|
|Life cycle||4 – 16 young per litter, 7 – 8 litters a year||
|3 to 5 young per litters with 5 to 8 young in each litter.|
How rat and mice get in to my home
Most common entry points for the rodent are through garage. Usually garage doors are not well sealed and there might be a gap. They might come in through utility pipes. Most houses are not well sealed and there may be a tiny crack enough for a mouse to get in. Drain pipes are the most common entry point for rats. Vent and attics gable and poorly sealed crawled spaces give access to rodents.
Rats and mice carry diseases
To sum up, Rats and Mice carry diseases and eat and contaminate our food. In addition, rodents co-exist with humans and closely associate with human habitats for food, water, and shelter. If living conditions for the rodents (food, water, and shelter), are right, they can multiply quickly. In your rodent control program, the essential first step is to eliminate or control their food, water and shelter provisions.
Damages: Rats and Mice can do.
Rats and mice extermination: Rats eat and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed. They also damage containers and packaging materials in which foods and feed are stored. Both rat species cause problems by gnawing on electrical wires and wooden structures such as doors, ledges, corners, and wall material, and they tear up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. Norway rats can undermine building foundations and slabs with their burrowing activities and can gnaw on all types of materials, including soft metals such as copper and lead, as well as plastic and wood. If roof rats are living in the attic of a residence, they can cause considerable damage with their gnawing and nest-building activities. They also damage garden crops and ornamental plantings. . Plague is a disease that both roof and Norway rats can carry.
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