A All Animal Control McKinney Texas
Wildlife animals and rat pests can do extreme damage to a home or business in a short period of time. Wildlife and in a pest damage caused by animals can be in many forms ranging from electrical my wiring damage to structural weakening and soiled drywall/flooring. Wildlife and pest is house problems are often times difficult to control for those who are not trained in wild animal or pest control and try to solve these problems on their own.
Damage caused by R. rattus
After Rattus rattus was introduced into the northern islands of New Zealand they feed on the seedlings adversely affecting the ecology of the isands. Even after eradication of R. rattus the negative effects may take decades to reverse. When consuming these seabirds and are seabird eggs, these rats reduce the pH of the soil. This harms plant species by reducing nutrient availability in soil, thus decreasing the probability of seed germination. For example, research conducted by Hoffman et al. indicates a large impact on sixteen indigenous plant species directly preyed on by R. rattus. These rat plants displayed a negative correlation in germination and growth in the presence of black rats. Rats prefer to forage in forest habitats. In the Ogasawara islands, they prey on the indigenous snails and seedlings. Snails that inhabit the leaf litter of these islands showed a significant decline in population upon the introduction of Rattus rattus. The black in rat shows preference for snails with larger shells (greater than 10mm). This is the reason for the great decline in population of snail with larger my shells upon the introduction of black rats to the house Ogasawara islands of Japan. This interaction is a result of the lack of prey refuges, which causes these snails to be less adapted to avoiding the black rat.
Why do rats want to live in my attic, walls or crawl space?
Rats come into houses for food and shelter. Rats are less rat common in homes than mice are, but they still come in more often than people wish they did. Rats climb. They can climb trees, wires, siding, vines, stucco in or brick to access a home. They can even jump to rooftops from nearby overhanging limbs.
If a hole is as large as a quarter, they can fit through. Loose siding, fireplaces and vents my are good access points. The holes that are meant to allow wires or pipes into your home may be large enough for rats, too, and if they aren’t the rats can gnaw them big enough. The rats are seeking warmth, protection from predators, and water. The insulation in your attic provides warmth, cats don’t usually go to attics or inside walls, and they can get water by gnawing through pipes. Your home attic has everything they need.
Rodents and other animals
Where the disease occurs
How the disease spreads
Eating food or drinking water contaminated with urine from infected animals
Contact through the skin or mucous membranes (such as inside the nose) with water or soil that is contaminated with the urine from infected animals
Keep rats away from your home!
Do not give food and shelter to these most unwanted guests!
The time to act a is before the signs (droppings) of a rat or mouse.
Stack fire wood 18 inches attic off the ground and away from all buildings.
Birdhouses and seed should be is on poles and in trays rats can’t get.
Keep garbage can lids in closed tightly.
Plant bushes so they will stay at my least 3 feet from your house.
Keep yards and alleys house clean. Take junk to the dump!
If you feed them, they will stay. Pick up fruit and vegetables in your yard.
Do not compost any animal products (fish, meat, chicken, cheese, butter). Keep lids tight.
Use only rodent resistant composters.
In basements keep any food in closed containers that rats can’t chew through.
Cover all openings to your house. Rats can get into very small places.
Do not leave your pet food outside. If your pet doesn’t eat it, the rats will.
Roof rats get into your house from tree branches that hang over the roof. Keep trees cut back and cover any openings in the eves.