Understanding The Different Rat Control Practices
Rats come in different species depending on their origin, physical attributes, and breeding and lifestyle practices. This means that not all rats are considered pests because they need to pass a specific criterion particularly pertaining to their way of living. However, most rats have been observed to have a commensalism with humans; hence, they are often found living near or within people-inhabited areas.
Rat Control: Determining The Problem
At present, the two most common and deemed as the most destructive are the roof rat and the Norway rat. These two tend to occupy different spaces in the house. One inhabits the roof while the other chooses to live in basements and sewers.
Although they have different living conditions, the said species are attracted to food like fruits and nuts. They are also both fond of gnawing on electrical wirings which can very hazardous because of the possibility of igniting house fires. In addition, these critters are known to carry pathogens that cause undesirable diseases which can be very fatal, like Leptospirosis.
Top Options In Rat Control
First, sanitation measures; this is the most common but often overlooked option by many homeowners. Regular upkeep of a house can prevent rats from entering mainly because they inhabit a space in order to live, breed, and feed. If people send the signal of a very clean and well maintained house with no exposed left-over food in the kitchen, then these rats will find the space an unsuitable option for a habitat.
Second, closing-off all possible entry ways; this is a reinforcement of the sanitation measures mentioned earlier because it also increases the probability that neither a roof nor a Norway rat will enter a house. Homeowners can perform this by sealing all cracks, pipes, and spouts that measure to more than one-fourth of an inch. A metal screen is the perfect sealant especially for holes leading to the sewer because it is not easy for rats to gnaw. Avoid using plastic sheets and other flimsy materials.
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