Many people think of rats as just dirty animals that live in sewers, but in reality rats are very clever and resourceful animals. Did you know that a rat’s teeth are so strong they can chew through most surfaces; glass, boards and even concrete? Both intelligent and agile, an adult rat can fit its body through a hole the size of a quarter. What’s really extraordinary about rats is their ability to quickly identify poisons you set out for them, which can make rodent control and rat extermination complicated and difficult to do on your own.
Rats and other rodents are drawn to very humid climates, which makes Texas the perfect playground for them. They can first be drawn into an area when there is an overfeeding of wild birds, a common occurrence around Central Texas. Rats can also initially be attracted to locations where compost does not have a proper base set up so they can form a burrow underneath. They enjoy nesting in dry and dark areas, which makes it easy for them to want to stick around once they’re near your home. Compared to other pests, rats have one of the highest reproductive and breeding rates–they can have up to 12 babies at once. This rapid breeding paired with their ability to identify poison has increased the need for rodent control in Austin.
However, when you are in need of a professional to rid your home of rats, it is recommended that you choose a company that specializes in Austin rodent control. Critter Ridder takes the safety of you and your family into consideration with all of our work.