Only with mentioning the word rat, thousand of negative thoughts come to our head. These rodents caused one of the most hardest plagues in the world history: the Black Death, which caused about 75 millions of deaths. Obviously, the sanitary measures that we have today make impossible that this kind of tragedies happen again.
However, rats are one of the best invader species on the Earth, especially because of its adaptation abilities, that is undoubtedly the key of their success. It is estimated that they consume a 1/5 part of the global food supply every year, and as some recent studies say, rat's population in big cities is increasing.
According to the Spanish magazine "Muy Interesante", a recent statistic by the Department of Health of New York, in the city there are more than 17 millions of rats, what means that there are two rats for each person living in New York right now.
As you may know, rats can transmit a lot of dangerous diseases for human beings. That's why we are going to give you 5 tips to get rid of rats that will help you to solve or prevent the problem:
- Cleaning and hygiene
The first step will always consist on keeping your home clean. Rats and mice always enter to our homes looking for food to feed or looking for a warm place to stay as long as they can. That's why it is very important to do not leave any leftover and to keep the food well stored, as well as throwing trash regularly and keeping a good cleaning.
- Identify the problem
Even though we take care of the hygiene, in some cases we can't stop rodents from entering to our home. In this case, the first thing we have to do is to identify the problem. Find out which kind of animal is invading our home and find out also where is the place they use to enter.
- Close the entry points
Once we detected the problem and the place from which they enter, it is important to close this entry points to don't let them enter easily to our home.
- Avoid traps and chemicals
A lot of people use traps and chemical products to get rid of rats, but the truth is that these products do not solve the problem in a long-term, in addition to being highly contaminating and to jeopardize the health of human beings.
- Use an effective device with a specialized technology
The most practical and hygienic solution is to connect a device that, through a specialized technology, keep rats or mice away from our home without having to do anything more than connecting it to the mains or switching it on. Without chemical products, without harmful effects and without ending the life of the animal, the perfect solution to get rid of rats in a short, medium and long term.