Rats Reach sexual maturity in 2-5 months. Pregnancy lasts an average of 23 days. Average number of litters per year is 3-6 each containing 7-8 young rats. They require about 25g of food per day (approx. 10% of body weight) and 25ml of water each day. They can carry many diseases including, Murine typhus via fleas, Weil's disease, Salmonellosis via their droppings which is between 30-180 per day and 16cc of urine everyday.
Normally nest outdoors but do nest indoors in cellars and lower portions of the building although they will infest attics and roofs if it's possible. An entry point of no more than 12mm is required for rats to enter the premises. They will eat practically anything they prefer meat, fish and cereals although if they dislike a food they will quickly develop food shyness. They also need a non-food source for liquid. They will travel between 30-47mts from their harborage for food and/or water. They will gnaw anything to get to a food source and water source even plastic and lead pipes.
For both mice and rats we use a powerful bait containing chemicals which once ingested, will kill within minutes. Bait is laid in child-proof bait boxes, although we do recommend children and pets be kept away from the bait. We also find the point of entry into your property and seal it up with strong materials to prevent the rodents returning.
THE HUMANE SOLUTION
For additional charge we will capture the rodents alive in a cage and then let them free into rural areas.