Rodents can be very habitual mammals; once they find a comfortable location which allows them to harbor food, water and nesting, there is no getting them out. Rodents are prone to be Neophobic meaning they have a fear or an avoidance of any new objects or food sources that can be introduced to them abruptly.
We get a lot of calls from people saying they have tried baiting approach by throwing them in roof voids and cavities hoping this will solve their problem, to no avail. Patience plays a big part and having the know-how on what works and what doesn’t is very important. Almost every situation needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis, which leads to a more successful eradication when it comes to rats and mice.
The teeth of rats and mice teeth continuously grow, which is why they chew everything in sight!
Rats are vulnerable to peer pressure, similar to humans! Scientists discovered that rats will force themselves to eat food they don’t necessarily like if they see their fellow nesting rats eating it.
Rats can squeeze their body through a 13mm hole!
Rats are rated as one of the most intelligent animals in the planet ranked with other mammals such as dolphins and chimpanzees.
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