In your goodwill nature to provide for the pet you love, you’re also creating a culinary source for rodents to draw energy and sustainability from.
Now, these are some points of interest for those of you who have pets, and they are: You want to check areas where you store the food and prepare it. These places are very often exploited by rats as food and water ready sources. For example, your kitchen or pantry is an absolute attractive reservoir of food for these creatures, and if you start putting one and one together, that grease stains. Remember, these animals aren’t exactly sanitary, and rodent droppings are near your kitchen cabinets, then these areas must be inspected for rodent activity. Very often, the proof is right in front of you, highly visible evidence that you need to solve your rodent problem.
These animals been known to gnaw into non-culinary items. Now, these can include things like soap. Interestingly, you would suspect that upon trying soap as a food source, the animal would quickly retract because of its less than savory taste. However, if the piece of material smells attractive, not only tastes, but sometimes and exclusively in some cases, smells good, the rodents will just nibble away at it.
Another hotbed of potential rodent activity is beneath your sink. Good Lord. If your plumbing is anything less than immaculately effective, these opportunistic animals will go where the water is. It’s a necessity for almost every life form on this planet with the exception of some bacteria, and that’s even up for a scholarly debate, and rats will gladly go wherever your home is providing a source of H2O.
Plastic water pipes are not safe from these animals’ reach nor the lash of their teeth as they chew through these water pipes in some documented cases.