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Rat Control

  • 30 min
  • Location 1

Service Description

Did you know that there are 56 known species of rats in the world?. The best-known rat species are the black rat and the brown rat . This group, generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most Old World mice, which are their relatives, but seldom weigh over 17oz in the wild. The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans; therefore, they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries. Rats can carry many different zoonotic pathogens, such as Leptospira, Toxoplasma gondii, and Campylobacter. The Black Death is traditionally believed to have been caused by the microorganism Yersinia pestis, carried by the tropical rat flea, which preyed on black rats living in European cities during the epidemic outbreaks of the Middle Ages; these rats were used as transport hosts. Another zoonotic disease linked to the rat is foot-and-mouth disease. Rats when cornered, they will lunge and bite to defend themselves. The saliva of some species of rats carries hazardous diseases, such as leptospirosis and Hantavirus. In rare cases, rat bite victims may contract rat-bite fever. Humans bitten by rodents are also susceptible to tetanus infections. Rats become sexually mature at age 6 weeks, but reach social maturity at about 5 to 6 months of age. Part of the rat problem is their incredible fecundity. Rats begin breeding as soon as five weeks of age and continue until about age two. Females are fertile approximately every three weeks. Female rats produce litters between 5 and 12 pups depending on the species. Amazingly, female rats can produce as many as 7 litters per year which means up to 84 offspring per year. If you want to get rid of rats in your yard and you need a professional team to help you, please don't hesitate to give us a call for a FREE estimate! At G-Squad Pest Control we provide professional custom service plans to manage Rats and get them under control. We offer different methods based on pest population.


Contact Details

  • 5102169426

    support@gsquadpestcontrol.com


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