If you do happen to live in New York City and see a rat, you can make a complaint so as to draw attention to the issue either online or if you dial 311, and of course you could download a guide about preventing rats on your property issued by the New York City health department. This is a useful base of information by which you can gain some clarity and competency about the rodents you are working so diligently to control. Very often, these strategies require patience. To see results immediately is to chase an illusion because you want to be comprehensive and detailed analysis implies what the name states. It takes time, it has to be thorough and make sure that you do it all correctly.
As far as the rats habitual tendencies, these animals are very rarely seen in daylight. It’s been going on since early colonial days that people have made note, the really only time they see a rat, or to a similar extent, mice, is evening, at night, very very very early morning. I’m talking the infant AM times, 1AM, 2AM, 3AM, 4AM, the like. That’s why you often have the situation popularized in mass understanding of finding one of these animals late at night, or you’re laying in bed and you hear the scurrying of their feet out and about in your home, and then begin to wonder how can I remove them.
I’ll say that these animals are elusive by nature. If you think of Tom and Jerry, Jerry was always able to evade the cat in most cases. These animals play to the same stereotype, they are highly evasive. The animal itself comes in large quantities as mentioned especially aggregated in New York. For all of their mass quantity, they don’t require much culinary uptake interestingly.