Everyone knows that cats and rats are enemies. There have been tons of cartoons and comics with this premise for years and years.
There is an entire beloved cartoon series, Tom and Jerry, about the ongoing feud of a cat and mouse. But, did you know there is another common housepet that is naturally inclined to be a killer of rats?
The ferret, that wonderfully cute and bendable ball of fuzz, is a natural-born rat killer. Here’s everything you need to know.
Ferrets are predatory animals and have the instinct to hunt. However, if you let your ferrets roam your home you must be diligent that they don’t attack or ingest anything wild.
While it might be a great thing for the rat to be dead it could cause more harm to your pet than do good for your home. Rats carry a variety of different diseases, everything from rabies to the bubonic plague, so a tussle with a rat can put your ferret friend in danger of becoming sick.
Your ferret might get bitten or scratched and come into contact with infected blood, saliva, or other fluids. They could also get fleas from the encounter which is a whole other disaster.
Instead of sending your ferret out to hunt call in a wildlife removal team to help you with your problem.
Since the rat is a common pest many people have placed rat or mouse poison throughout their home to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
These poisons don’t just work on rats though. If the rat has eaten poison and then your ferret eats the rat it’s highly likely that your ferret might die from the poisoning as well.
It’s also much more likely that a domesticated ferret will catch an ill rat since they are slower and more lethargic when they’re ill and have less of a chance to getaway.
Make sure your ferret is always safe in its habitat with the door closed when you’re not supervising them. Make sure you use a cage with plastic sides and air holes rather than a wire cage that could let a rat or mouse through.
Rats are notorious opportunistic eaters so they just might sneak in to eat up your ferrets food supply.
When you have your ferrets out and about in your home keep a close eye on them to make sure they don’t get into anything they shouldn’t. If you discover your ferret has attacked a rat make sure to get them to the vet right away.
It’s also a good idea to take the dead rat with you so the vet can run tests and be sure that your pet has the all-clear.
While in the past, keeping predatory animals was a great way to rid your home of vermin, nowadays our pets are like actual family members. It’s no longer an option to let them take the risk.
The best way to get rid of rats around your home is to call in a professional team of wildlife removal experts. They will be able to get rid of any rats currently infesting your home and prevent future intrusions.
Here at World Class Wildlife Removal, we get rid of the rats, clean up their mess, and do a full inspection of the interior and exterior of your home to ensure you’re safe from re-infestation.
If you’re seeing a rat that means there could be hundreds more lurking in your walls or attic. Once you’ve seen one you know there’s a problem and you should call in professionals to take care of it.
Don’t put yourself or your family at risk by trying to take care of it yourself.
Our trained experts will diagnose the problem, locate the nesting areas, eliminate the infestation, and leave your home clean and rat-free. We will then go through your entire property to confirm you’re not at risk of the rodents coming back.
Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate. We look forward to meeting you, your family, and your ferrets and keeping all of you safe and sound from rats.