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Rats will seek food outside, but many times will come inside at night to forage for food and return to their burrows. Needing a water source, they can obtain water from toilets, sinks, rain puddles, or condensation from utility pipes. Their nesting burrows on the outside are often along the foundation walls. As the rat family grows, more burrows are built, resulting in a network of underground tunnels. Inside, the Norway rat also known commonly as the brown rat, mostly nest on the lower levels, but if the population is too large, they may be found in the attic and ceiling areas.
Their nests are built from soft material like paper or grass chewed into small pieces. Rats will climb if necessary to enter a building. The Norway rat is also an excellent swimmer. They are suspicious of changes in the environment or new foods, for this reason it may take a couple of days for traps or poison baits to take.
We will follow up and inspect baits and traps set by our technicians. Rats are nocturnal, with their peak activity at dusk or before dawn. When the population is large or they are disturbed or hungry, you can see activity during the day. They prefer foods with a high protein or carbohydrate content, but will eat almost any type of food.
Rat prevention and control starts with proper sanitation. Poor sanitation and the presence of garbage help rats to survive in residential areas. Good sanitation will effectively limit the number of rats that can survive in and around the home or business. This involves good housekeeping, proper storage and handling of food materials and refuse. Removing clutter around homes allows inspection for signs of rats. Good sanitary practices will not eliminate rats under all conditions, but will make the environment less suitable for them to thrive. We will develop a plan of good sanitary practice and help to control, eliminate and prevent re-infestation by using our state of the art techniques and bait stations.
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