Winter Season 2016/17: Is Mass Rat Infestation Expected?

“Judging by meteorology forecasts, the coming winter in the U.S. is also expected to be mild, meaning that you should prepare in advance for these rodents’ attack rather than relax. Warm winter is expected across almost the entire territory of the US, exce”

Which states need to prepare for rat attacks this coming winter?

Descr How will the European rat infestation reflect in the US? Which U.S. cities are the worst rat cities in the world? Which products are best for timely getting rid of the rodents, according to the scientists in winter 2016/17?

Both Europe and the entire world with it are going through hard times: many countries have been flooded with rat hordes. They travel freely, eat, reproduce and threaten people’s safety and health. Scientists have long proven that rats are very dangerous and that there exist a number of rodent-borne diseases including rat-bite fever, Weil’s disease, Salmonellosis and Rickettsialpox. What is expected this winter and how to get rid of rats?

What are the reasons behind the frenzied rat activity in 2016?

Abnormally warm winter of 2015/16 across the entire world

Illegal waste dumping in cities which attracts rats to human habitation. This happened in Ireland.

Cutting down trees in rainforests facilitates the spread of invasive black rats

Intensive urban construction as the dredging disturbs rodents living underground, in burrows or in low bushes, forcing them to come to the surface and wander around the cities.

• Poison resistance. In the beginning of 2016 super-rats resistant to regular poisons appeared. They feed on these poisons and increase their power. The British press reports that 18 inch resistant rats have been seen. They are real mutants!

These and many other factors lead the rats multiplying massively and ruling the city so such an extent that the citizens are afraid to leave their homes and open windows. For example, people in Belgium because of the terrible rat infestation are forced to look back when entering a house so that the rats can’t run in after them. While it is possible to control the entrance to the house, it’s nearly impossible to do aboard the ships. That is why maritime rat migrations are an ever-dangerous factor. These tricky vile creatures will effortlessly embark on a sea cruise across the Atlantic Ocean straight to the U.S., and this is what they in fact are doing.

Which States Are Most Interested In How To Get Rid Of Rats?

As you can see from the diagram below, although rat infestation is mostly seasonal, the interest of the Americans to the topic of getting rid of them is growing steadily annually.

Diagram 1:

The inhabitants of both the southern states, such as Texas, Georgia and Florida which traditionally have mild winters and of the most rat-infested states, such as New York, California, Washington and others are concerned with the issue. As the second Google Trends diagram illustrates, people search most for rat repellents, including peppermint oil and ready-to-use natural repellents. Are they as effective as they seem to be? We’ll give an answer later on.

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How to Get Rid Of Rats with the Best Ways Proven By the Scientists

Stoppestinfo has been studying rat infestations for a long time, and so we don’t trust any rumors or myths as we verify all the information and only trust the opinion of the experts. The following rat control methods are considered effective by the scientists: exclusion, habitat modification, trapping and poisoning. Trapping and poisoning provide control of an existing rat problem, when exclusion can provide long-term control.

Rat poison baits. This is the most effective and trouble-free method.  There are rat poisons of the first and second generation. The former contain non-anticoagulant active ingredients that lead to failure of rodents’ various organ systems including the CNS, heart, kidneys, etc. But they have a cumulative effect, i.e., death of poisoning is slow and comes only after consuming a few servings. Second generation anticoagulants-based poisons violate the blood’s ability to clot and the rodents die of internal bleeding quickly: it is enough to consume the poison just ones. The first option will take more time, but the likelihood of the rats leaving your house to die far away is higher. Whatever poison you use, be prepared that rats can get into the walls and die there. This option is perfect when there are too many rats to be handled by traps only – you’ll find the most effective poison baits  in our review of the best rat poisons.

Electronic rat traps. Electrocuting the rodents is more humane than using the classic traps, because the current instantly kills a rodent. However, be prepared to promptly clean the traps manually as the rats will not go into the trap while there is a kinsman corpse. This option is perfect if you only have few rats – choose the most suitable trap in our 6 best electronic rat traps review.

Do Natural And Electronic Repellents Work?

The rodents are known to dislike certain smells (peppermint oil, pepper, lemongrass, cinnamon, etc.). However, the University of California Statewide IPM Program scientists warn us of the short term effect they cause: “Rats have an initial aversion to some odors and tastes, but no repellents have been found to solve a rat problem for more than a very short time”. To conclude we’ll say that the repellents have a short-term effect, because the rats get habitual to them and are no longer driven away.

As for the electronic rodent repellers, most experts consider them to be useless. The truth is that all repellents, including electronic work, but they have a short-term effect. Rats quickly become used to the ultrasound, so you can only turn the repeller on for 2-3 weeks, after that there will be no effect.

That is why you can use them this coming winter. To achieve a guaranteed result you’d better combine them with 100% effective treatment methods, such as rat poison bait and electronic rat traps.

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