Rats and Mice usually live anywhere between 6 and 36 months. Some species of rats can breed every two to three months and produce a litter of 8 to 12 offspring each time, so it does not take long for rat populations to increase many times over if left unchecked.
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.
Rats and mice gnaw through stored food packaging, eating portions of the product, but - perhaps more significantly - contaminating it with their faeces, urine, and shed hairs.
Their teeth grow continuously throughout their life at the rate of 5 inches per year! Therefore, naturally if they don't gnaw on things, their teeth will grow longer than their bodies. This makes them most destructive pest.
Rats use high-frequency sounds to communicate with each other.
Their presence is often discovered through their droppings although signs of gnawing, scratching or tracks may also indicate activity.
Rats have strong teeth that allow them to chew through glass, cinderblock, wire, aluminium and lead.
Cockroaches breed rapidly and are potential disease carriers Cockroach allergens appear to worsen asthma symptoms more than other known triggers
Development from eggs to adults takes 3-4 months. Cockroaches live up to a year. The female may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime; in favourable conditions, it can produce 300-400 offspring.
One of the hardiest creatures on earth, cockroaches have been around on the earth for more than 300 million years. They can survive for a month without food and a week without water.
There almost 3800 species of lizards across the world.
In communicating with each other, most of the lizards use their body language. They use specific postures, gestures, and movements to define their territory as well as to resolve their disputes and attract mating partners.
The growth of lizards never stops. As they grow, they shed little pieces of their outgrown skin.
Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles.
Ants follow scent trails laid by scout ants to gather food.
Ants are capable of biting, stinging and spraying irritant chemicals.