Sometimes, we often talk about animal intelligence as owned by common pets such as dogs, cats or birds – but what about rats?
Believe or not, rats are also extremely intelligent animal more than you ever imagine! This article will explain rat’s intelligence which become the main reasons why it’s very difficult to catch them yourself at home.
1. Rats are very suspicious
Rats learn fast and are very suspicious of their surroundings by nature. Meanings, they will easily suspect to any changes happen in their environments.
So, when there is a rat traps installed in their environments, don’t be surprised if the results are never instant and it will take time to traps to have an impact.
2. Rats have an impressive ability to smells
Rats utilize their keen sense of smell to detect any available foods nearby and to recognize the presence of other rats. This is the reason why rats are commonly afraid of human smell. They can detect the human scent through the oil left by human fingerprints.
Make sure you are not place the rat traps with bare hand. It’s strongly suggested that you wearing gloves when you set up rat bait and trap. If they smell the scent of humans on the trap, they’ll stay away.
3. Rats are incredibly quick and agile
Rats are one of a kind of household pest that known as good climbers, smugglers and burrowers. They are smart enough to find any kind of weakness to get into and around buildings when looking for shelter and food. Did you know? Brown rats can jump vertically more than 77cm and 120cm horizontally!
4. Rats are social animal which love to communicate with each other
Rats communicate with other rats in the environment with their urine – or also known as urine making behavior. They will go out of their way to urinate on things. This communication technique serves as the way them marking their territory within other members in the group – directing them to available food sources.
I found a rat in my house is there more?
Although all the necessary prevention techniques are used, rats will always find a way to inhabit your house. In these instances, your best option is to contact a professional and certified rat exterminator to help you deal with the current rat problem.
A professional pest control technician has a wide range of skills, knowledge, and expertise at their disposal allowing them to successfully remove any type of rats from your house or business.
Do you have any rats in house or business? Contact us for immediate advice and assistance from a local expert. We’re here to help!
This article first appeared on Rentokil Indonesia site: https://www.rentokil.co.id/en/my-pest-control-quick-tips/how-smart-are-rats/