The brown rat, or Norway rat
The brown rat, or Norway rat, is one of the best known and most common rats. It is primarily nocturnal but is becoming more adventurous and can commonly be seen during daylight. A huge factor in the increase in rat sightings is down to the booming construction industry which is disturbing their natural habitat. Their diet is extremely broad and they will almost anything that is edible or in some cases inedible. When they are not eating they are gnawing at basically anything to keep their teeth at a manageable size. This is extremely important to them as rats front teeth(incisors) will keep growing. The constant gnawing causes huge damage to properties including concrete, wood and also some metals. This gnawing noise will be what you will hear Brown rats harbour an array of diseases such as Weils Disease, Salmonella and rat bite fever.
Rat Control is very important in order to minimize the chance of contamination. The following are key tips to consider to help you get rid of Rats and prevent in advance. The first step is recognising the presence of Rats.
One of the largest rodents, the brown rat is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25cm long, and a similar tail length. The male weighs on average 350g and the female 250g.
The brown rat can breed throughout the year if conditions are suitable, with a female producing up to five litters a year. The gestation period is only 21 days and becomes sexually mature at 5 weeks. Old litters can number up to fourteen, although seven is common.The maximum life span is up to three years, although most barely manage one.
Upon inspection, our exterminator will advise you on the plan of action. Get rid of Rats is possible with the support of a professional exterminator. If the bait is a preferred option then all of our installed bait stations are tamper proof thus eliminating baits coming into contact with young children and pets. It allows you to take control of your home. Once you have identified the presence of Rats an exterminator can be called upon to help you get rid of the Rats in a professional and efficient manner.