Rats are something which every home must be familiar with as every home has dealt with rat issues at some time or the other. They are such little monsters who can disrupt your daily life to quite an extent. They come and go like a bullet and you get no idea who is creating all that mess in your home.
All your food, wiring, clothing are unsafe when a rat is present in your premises. All one wants to do is get rid of them by catching them through various techniques. Since home owners are affected a lot with their presence, this gives rise to a lot of questions which they think will help them in dealing with rats in a better way.
FAQ’s About Rats
Q) How can one know if rats are present in one’s premises?
A) It can get very difficult at times to tell if a rat is present or not as they go unnoticed for a very long time. If you see your stuff chewed out or find some rat droppings around the kitchen or beneath the objects, it is a sure sign of their presence.
Q) If I don’t see any rat droppings but still hear some strange noise, does it still mean I can have a rat infestation?
A) Of course! Rats are very smart players when it comes to stealing food. They need not stay in your home to do so as they develop various ways to enter a house, steal the food and go away. This way you won’t find any of their droppings but still they will be able to create a lot of damage to your home.
Q) How does one get rid of them without killing them?
A) There are a lot of rat killers available in the market in the form of cakes, biscuits etc. After having these things, rats die within few hours. This is not a very humane way to get rid of them and one should use live traps, one way doors and snap traps etc to get rid of them.
Q) Till how long do rats survive?
A) On an average, rats survive for nearly 2-3 years. It all depends upon the health of rats and their health depends on their diet. If a rat gets healthy food regularly, chances are that it will live a longer life but if hardly gets to eat something, it will die in a short span of time.
Need Professional Help?
If you have got a rat in your house and want to get rid of it in a humane way, contact 911 Wildlife in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph & Cambridge. We will not only answer all your queries but remove that little monster in no time from your house. Call us to know more about our services or to book an appointment!