Pest control refers to the regulation or management of a species ie. rats, mice which are defined as a pest, and usually because it is seen to be detrimental to the ecology, a persons health or even to the economy. Rat Control/ Pest control is as old as agriculture as its always been needed to keep crops, food stocks protected from the competition of such pests. Rats and other pests have become a problem due largely to the direct actions of humans. Changing these actions can often reduce the pest problem.You can get additional information at rat control.
Rat Control methods vary and some methods include, poisoning, and trapping. More natural methods can be used such as the removal of garden debris, domestic waste and construction waste etc. Other preventative methods can also be used like sealing openings into the home/premises etc. with the use of wire mesh, concrete and metal. Catch and release traps are sometimes used as a more humane solution. Rats spread disease and can cause serious damage to peoples homes, as well as posing sanitary and health problems.
Common rats measure about 25cm ( excluding the tail ) and have an average weight of about 340gms. They can be grey, brown or less commonly black in colour. Although sometimes seen in the day rats are nocturnal creatures. They are active burrowers, good climbers and swimmers, have poor eyesight, acute hearing and a good sense of taste and smell. At 3-4 months old, rats are capable of reproducing, and may have 3-6 litters per year. The size of the litter can be around 6-11 young with a lifespan of between 12-19 months, and it is said there are 5 rats for every human being on earth. There are various ways to deal with rat problems depending on the type of infestation, and these can include :