Recent reports suggest COVID-19 has caused a rise in rat infestation complaints by residents around the world. Hungry rats in search of food are reaching places that they haven’t been yet. That’s the reason they are seen out in the open these days.
When do rats come out of their hiding?
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps,”
Being nocturnal in nature, rats mostly come out at night. That’s the time they come out to feed. Majority of the homeowners will hear rats squeaking or scratching at night, while in the morning witness some of the other damages.
Cases of rat infestation are soaring heights
With the Coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are closed, there are fewer gatherings by people for leisure activities. The people around the globe are confining themselves to stay at home, this instead is causing a disturbance in the urban ecosystem. One of the prominent being the rats who are coming out of the hiding in search of survival; even during the daylight.
How come rat infestation cases are increasing?
Rats usually follow a typical pattern. They may be dependent on a few sources of their food needs which can be tourist littering or trash cans near a park or outside a restaurant. When one day suddenly, they are unable to find their sources, they slowly start to move towards areas where there is the availability of food. This unintended change will cause rodents to reach residential areas or even kill each other for survival.