Rats And Mice, Behaviour And Characteristics

How do rats and mice work? At what time of day do they like to move? Let’s discover together the behavior and characteristics of these pests by answering these and other questions you frequently ask us.

How To Eliminate Them And How To Dispose Of Them?

The most effective intervention is deratization using bait, protected in special dispensers. These are compulsory by law and aim to protect the safety of humans and other animals (dogs, cats, etc.). Be wary of operators spreading unprotected bait! The mouse carcass cannot be dispersed in the environment, whether it is a common dustbin or open country. Also for this reason it is recommended to rely on professionals, who will dispose of rats and mice according to the regional regulations in force.

When Are They Used To Act?

Rats and mice are active throughout the day, but they prefer to move around when the sun goes down. They move with particular liveliness during the day if disturbed in their environment or in the absence of food. They are very cunning animals, with particular adaptability.  They live in hierarchical groups, composed of males and females. The most aggressive ones dominate, the weakest ones are eliminated or forced to move away from the group.

Where Do They Hide And What Attracts Them?

Waste materials, piles, waste and narrow spaces represent the ideal environment for these animals. In the city they usually take refuge in rubbish, flowerbeds, poorly maintained environments, cavities and sewers. Therefore, before proceeding with a deratization plan, it is essential to clean all the environments concerned.

Do They Leave Traces?

Dung, hairs, oily and rocky stains are the characteristic traces that rats and mice leave on their path. Once recognized, it becomes crucial to intervene promptly in order to avoid a massive infestation.

What Do They Eat?

Rats and mice will eat anything.  What is not ingested, can still be gnawed and consequently contaminated, as well as damaged: packaging, platforms, cables, pipes, plastic and wood are targeted by these animals because they allow them to file their teeth, which grow very quickly. In a plan of deratization is provided for the variation of the flavor of the bait, to meet the need to propose, along with poisons, food particularly appreciated by rodents.

Do They Pose A Danger To People And Things?

Absolutely yes: rats and mice are carriers of microorganisms dangerous to humans and pets. They also represent a huge danger to objects, raw materials and infrastructure. Deratization, therefore, is also an intervention to protect one’s own heritage.

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