“The rat is sitting behind the chair! Come here and catch it!” those were the strong words coming from a panicking customer when I answered the phone.

So how can I explain that we can not catch the mouse immediately once we are at their house? Unless otherwise the mouse is trapped in a snap trap or stuck sitting on a sticky glue.

Do you know that rats and mice are smarter than we think they are?

Rats and mice  are extremely intelligent creatures, which makes training them a piece a cake. In fact, the reason why rats are used in scientific studies (think mazes) is to study behaviour since they have such high levels of emotional intelligence which can make them difficult to control.

In fact, there was an article appeared in the January–February 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review about a study  by Ben Vermaercke and his colleagues at KU Leuven showing that rats can be smarter than people.

Rats are one intruder that no homeowner ever wants to have to contend with. Not only are rats unsanitary, but they’re also notoriously difficult to get rid of. They exactly know how to get inside and outside of your home quickly. If you want to keep rats  from sneaking into your home, it’s important to cut off their means of entrance. Check all of your walls and doorways for small holes that mice might be able to creep through. Removed sources of food , water and shelter from them – do not give them access to your trash. Keeping the inside of your home clean is just as important.

If you have spotted a rodent in your house, your first impulse may be to panic. You may be wondering what you can do to get rid of your rodent problem and minimize your risk of coming into contact with pathogens.

Even when you take the steps to prevent rodents, it is possible to miss something.  We at Sydney’s Best Pest Control can definitely help you with your rodent issue as we analyze the situation and provide you the best systematic solution to eradicate it.