Rats

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Rodents are one of the most common pests, representing a serious problem for humans, not only because of the multiple diseases they transmit (such as malaria, salmonella, cholera, typhoid, bubonic plague, among others), but also because of the economic damage they cause. From food contamination to the destruction of materials, the image of the affected establishment, etc.

Among the more than 3,000 species of existing rodents, only three are considered urban pests: Rattus Norvegicus, Rattus rattus and Mus musculus.

Rattus Norvegicus, known as the vole, is the largest and heaviest of the three species, having a rounded snout, small ears, a short, thick tail and a preference for moist places. He is also an excellent swimmer. Its gestation period is 21 to 23 days, having litters of 8 to 12 pups, which wean at 33 to 35 days and reach sexual maturity at 80 to 90 days. It lives from 18 to 24 months and produces 6 to 8 litters per life.

Rattus rattus, known as the black or roof rat, is smaller and more agile than rats and has a tapered snout, large ears, a long, thin tail and prefers higher less humid locations. It is black, dark brown or dark gray on the back and gray or white on the belly. It is an excellent climber, climbing any type of rough surface. Its gestation period is from 21 to 22 days and it has 6 to 10 pups, which wean at 25 to 30 days and reach sexual maturity at 60 to 62 days. It lives from 12 to 18 months and produces 6 to 8 litters.

Mus musculus, the smallest and lightest of the 3 species, has a sharp snout, large ears, large eyes and opts for the interior of buildings, for stoves, drawers, cabinets and small holes. It is gray on the back and gray or white on the belly. This swims very well, climbs easily, is extremely curious, needs little water and food for its daily sustenance and has a small range of action. Its gestation period is 18 to 19 days, it has 5 to 6 pups, which wean at 25 to 30 days and reach sexual maturity at 40 to 42 days. It lives approximately 12 months and produces 6 to 8 litters.

All these species are omnivorous, eating any type of food.

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FAQ

What is a pest?

A pest is defined as an outbreak of a species that becomes harmful to humans or that disturbs ecosystems, interfering with the balance of a habitat. Pests cause various epidemic diseases to humans and even animals. A pest is usually associated with a high number of a particular species that leads to ecological imbalances and can be composed of insects, mites, birds, among others.

How can I know if I have an infestation at home?

There is often a pest in your home, without it being easily detectable. Many species hide or protect themselves when they sense the human presence, manifesting when we are not there. For this reason, you must pay attention to signs such as feces, marks, food or noisy objects for example. These are small signs that can mean you are in the presence of a pest, even if it is not visible.

Why should I ask for professional help to eliminate my pest?

Truly Nolen advises you to ask for professional help to ensure that your pest is eliminated. The combination of experience with extensive research and development results in the best protocols prepared to solve any pest problems. The continuous training of our technicians ensures correct execution, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the service, which results in the total elimination of your pest. If you try to do it in an amateur way, you run the risk of not only not eliminating the pest but also making the situation worse.

Does pest control change with the season?

Yes. Truly Nolen and its research and development team have created a proactive program aimed at identifying and addressing the changes in the behavior of each pest from season to season. For example, in summer insects multiply more than in winter, which requires an adaptation in the pest control service. Products and equipment can be changed, as well as the methods used.

Why is it so important to have year-round pest control monitoring?

A very common mistake when talking about pests is to believe that the warmer seasons are the only times of the year when they pose a threat. This is not true, many pest species pose a year-round threat. What does exist is a change in behavior from one season to another, which does not mean that protective measures are less necessary. It is important to have pest control during the four seasons of the year so that your safety is always assured.

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