Rodent Control Dublin - Treatment of Mice and Rats
Prior to treatment, Total Pest Control Dublin carry out a survey of a site to determine the extent of a rodent infestation. Identifying source of entry, proofing and housekeeping, will all form an integral part of a rodent treatment plan. Call the Specialists TODAY on 01 2303580 or see our Contact Page.
Mice are omnivorous and are good at adapting to local environments but generally in rural environments eat cereals, seeds etc, where they consume an average of 2-3 grams of food per day. Whilst they will drink free water they can in many cases survive without it, obtaining sufficient moisture from their food.
Mice will typically live up to 1 year, reach sexual maturity in 6 weeks and can have as many as 8 litters per annum with the average litter size being about 5.
Rats are omnivorous and whilst they generally feed on cereals and grains, if hungry they can take small chicks and eggs. One of the main characteristics of Rats is that they are Neophobic - very wary of anything new and they can take 4-5 days before they except a new object into their environment.
They prefer small-enclosed spaces and get around by smell & touch. They like to be up against something as they travel like a wall or pipe. Contrary to popular beliefs regarding Rats being dirty they are in fact very clean animals and spend up to 20% of their time grooming.
They are however carriers of a number of diseases, the most publicised of which is Weils Disease which can be fatal to humans. Rats take between 2-3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters per year with the average litter size being about 8. The other Irish rat is the Ship Rat or Black Rat which is now very rare and restricted to a few localised port sites.