Yes, humans are not the only creatures who have specific diets. Rats themselves have vegans and carnivores. There are two different types of rats as discussed in previous blog posts that you might notice in your home. These are black and brown rats. Black rats are vegetarians and brown rats like a buffet. Black rats will eat mostly plant food whereas the brown rat eats both meat as well as plant food. Everyone thinks that rats and mice enjoy Cheese as depicted in animation movies. Rats will eat cheese if they have no other option. They do not particularly like this food group because of pungent smell.

They may be vegans and carnivores; however, neither of the two can resist Peanut Butter. This fits perfect with the rat’s diet and is so hypnotic that it works better than cheese on conventional traps. This also confirms those peanut butter sandwiches we long for and leave the dirty utensils on the counter with all the bread crumbs. How do rats get into my ceiling? They enter anywhere from the outside of your home, crawl through the architecture and into the ceiling.

How do I get rid of them?

  • Use cat urine around points of entry
  • Dispose of trash correctly and remove pet food
  • Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control

Eco-Smart Pest Control cares about your family and your health.

Roof vacuumingWhat we do:

We remove any dust, dirt and rubble from your ceiling cavity. We then vacuum the cavity and provide a FREE rodent treatment in the ceiling. Finally we spray and eco-friendly contact residual insecticide on all the surfaces to treat for (but not limited to) dust mites, bird lice, termites and cockroaches.

Optional extra services

On request, and for an additional fee, we can

  • Remove and replace old insulation
  • Sanitize the cavity using an antifungal and antibacterial spray
  • Clean out all gutters
  • Household pest control

Please feel free to contact Aaron on 076 509 4708 for an obligation free quotation.


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