Latin name> rattus rattus
Life> 4 years
Color> black or dark brown coat lighter on the belly
Length> 17 to 19cm
From the Muridae family, the roof rat or Norway rat is a very common nocturnal rat in Quebec. Recognizable by its ability to squeal and whistle, it is omnivorous and has a harmless character. Unfortunately and like each member of his species, he is a champion of the transmission of diseases to humans, which can lead to the death of an individual, as is the case with the plague… Appreciating the theft of foodstuffs, it can also deposit bacteria on them through its saliva and droppings, deposits resulting in food poisoning.
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What are the signs of the presence of rats?
The black rat, not to be confused with mice, is active at night, signaling its presence by moving noises or small cries. Look out for holes in walls, floors and food packages. This rodent also attacks electrical wires. It leaves a highly odorous urine that can alert you, as well as its excrement in the corners of your home, especially high up and behind furniture.
It’s important to take immediate action to eliminate these pests from your home. You can start by plugging all the holes and cracks through which they can enter. Clean your home thoroughly and store food in airtight containers. Use rat traps or call in professionals to get rid of the infestation. Make sure you take preventive measures to avoid a recurrence, and maintain good hygiene in your living space.
How to prevent rat infestation in your home?
The best and most natural way to prevent this is to block off your home’s entrances and drains to prevent any intrusion. Unfortunately, this is not 100% effective. As well as avoiding potentially toxic rat traps, especially if you have children or pets, it’s important to watch out for organic waste that can attract rats. Make sure no crumbs are left on the table or under the furniture, take out household waste regularly and store all food in airtight containers. Finally, if you have a garden, cut your lawn short to prevent rats from hiding in it.
For more comprehensive prevention, you might also consider using natural repellents such as mint, rosemary or lemon essential oil, which are known to deter rats. Make sure you also fill in any holes in the walls or foundations of your home, as rats can easily use these to gain entry. If you notice signs of rat infestation despite all these measures, it’s best to call in pest control professionals to solve the problem safely and effectively.
How do I get rid of rats?
To ensure effective rat elimination, it is essential to implement appropriate control measures. First, locate infested areas and block all potential entry points. Then use traps or call in pest control specialists for safe rat removal. Finally, maintain a rigorous cleanliness to prevent any new infestation.
To maintain a rat-free environment, here are a few essential steps to take. Firstly, make sure you keep food areas well closed and clean. Then use natural repellents or ultrasonic devices to deter rats from approaching. If the infestation persists, consider calling in pest control professionals for an effective solution. Finally, remove any build-up of garbage or organic matter that might attract rats.
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