The rats have good sense of smell and touch designed for darkness as they are more active at night time. Seeing rats in day time indicates large number of rats is present in that location. Rats are suspicious by nature and do not trust anything known or different. The eyes of rats have large opening to see in dim light, however they depends on sense more than vision.Rats prefer to stay as close as possible to food and water; they travel to know territory taking the same trail over and over again. Rats are also very conscious, clever. There are so many types of rat species found all over world but in India following species are found commonly
They are also referred to as the brown rat or the sewer rat. They have the tendency of growing pretty large. These are the rats that we commonly encounter running in drains, around the eating places, in bin center and in warehouses. Appropriate rodent control methods must be implemented to get rid of them.
They are very small in comparison to the other rats. Because of their tiny size they can enter buildings very easily. They are also very good in climbing, jumping and swimming. They live in small groups and nests in gaps between walls, false ceilings, furniture and rubbish dumps.
These rats feed on all kind of foods including ours. They create nuisance by contaminating our food with their urine and faeces. This is a very common way in which the rats transmit diseases such as leptospirosis. Well determined method of rats control at house is required to control them and their breeding.
As their very name suggests they are found mostly in sewers. They come out when the sewers run dry into toilet bowls and open drains which do not have cast iron lids. Their behavior and lifecycle is similar to the ways of Norway or Brown Rats.
1. External Areas: Rodent Poison Baiting in burrows, areas infested with rodents, areas favoring rodent infestation. Use of rodent bait stations wherever necessary.
2.Internal Areas: Rodent Poison Baiting will be done in non critical commercial, and industrial establishments whereas in critical industries Glue traps OR Snap Traps will be used to trap rodents in the internal areas of the premises. Use of rodent bait stations wherever necessary.
3.Rat Guard Fixing: Are the powder coated galvanized metal sheet fitted systematically over the pipes which avoid the rats to climb over the pipes and enter in to our property and can damage our valuable things and can contaminate food material.