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Rats And Mice
The distinguishing feature of Rats and Mice in New York City NY, Westchester County NY and in Rockland County NY are their pairs of continuously growing, razor-sharp incisors. These incisors have thick layers of enamel on the front and little enamel on the back. Because they do not stop growing, rats must continue to wear them down so that they do not reach and pierce the skull. As the incisors grind against each other, the softer dentine on the rear of the teeth wears away, leaving the sharp enamel edge shaped like the blade of a chisel. Most Rat and Mice species have up to 22 teeth with no canines or anterior premolars. A gap, or diastema, occurs between the incisors and the cheek teeth in most species. This allows Rats to suck in their cheeks or lips to shield their mouth and throat from wood shavings and other inedible material, discarding this waste from the sides of their mouths. Rats have strong teeth that allow them to chew through glass, cinderblock, wire, aluminum and lead.
The most Rat-Infested Neighborhood in New York City NY is the Mott Haven section located in the South Bronx NY and is the most rat-dense neighborhood in NYC. The most infested neighborhood in Brooklyn NY is Bed-Stuy while Manhattan’s Upper East Side and West Harlem are tied. Don’t let Rats or Mice take over your property. Give Us A Call Today. (844) 305-8999.
The New York City rat population is dominated by the brown rat (also known as the Norway rat). The average adult body weight is 12 oz in males and about 8.8 oz in females. The adult rat can squeeze through holes or gaps the size of a quarter 0.955 inches, jump a horizontal distance of up to 4 feet (or vertically from a flat surface to 3 feet), survive a fall from a height of almost 40 feet and tread water for three days.
Rats have been known to sink their teeth into straphangers riding the subway and even gnaw on New Yorkers in their homes. The NYC Health Department recommends that people bitten by a rat seek immediate medical attention, as bacteria from the rat's teeth can cause tetanus as well as rat bite fever, which can be fatal.
A Rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water. Rat tails help them to balance, communicate and regulate their body temperature. Rats are scavengers. They have an excellent sense of taste and a good memory. A rat can identify certain substances, including rat poisons, after just a tiny taste of it. At Dependable Exterminating, we have the know how to get rid of rats.