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Tuesday September 27th 2022

Gnawing rat problem plagues Cape Town

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6 Responses to “Gnawing rat problem plagues Cape Town”

  1. KEITH PORTER says:

    We recently discovered a rat in one of our spare rooms, it had taken a large amount of our dog’s pellets into the room and also gnawed away a portion of the bed linen. I managed to catch the rat and destroy it but I am concerned that others may find their way into our home. In the forty years that we have been living here this is the first time we have seen a rat in the house – the only apparent place that the rat could come from would be our front street! Recently a Chinese family moved into our street and have opened some kind of a restaurant and this is causing concern. Any details you have would be appreciated. thank you (Monte Vista)

  2. Bavani says:

    Rodents cost South African companies thousands of rands worth of damage every year…but there’s a solution – have you heard of Plug-in Pest Free? The device, which is a small box that plugs into the wall socket, modulates a 50HZ electromagnetic signal that pulsates through the wiring of the building, it literally drives out rats, mice and roaches, never to return again. The signal does not affect appliances, pets or people. It employs no chemicals and requires no maintenance, no cleaning up of dead pests afterwards and does not create any odour or fumes. It has been SABS tested as well as HACCP certified for safe use in the food industry and has a lifespan of up to ten years and carries a two year warranty.
    It really does work – we used it in our office in Gardens as there’s quite a few cockroaches and rats around, at first we had a bit of activity but after a few weeks there was no sign of them – and this was last year November. You can get more information on 0861 001 063.

  3. irene says:

    y so mean to the rats…

  4. tanya says:

    I say screw the spca and beat those damn rats to death! Boooya! πŸ™‚

  5. Olivia says:

    This has no effect on actual pet rats!! This is the kind of stuff that keeps people thinking domestic rats are disgusting and mean- I’ve had seven, never been bitten, and I’ve loved each and every one to death. These ratties are just trying to survive as well: if you were starving and found a food source, wouldn’t you go for it? They’re just trying to survive, like us, and if you want to get rid of them, trap them in no-kill traps and release them somewhere else… Seriously, everyone gets a bad infestation every now and again, wether its bugs or rodents- wouldn’t you rather have the furry ones? πŸ™‚

  6. hello i am a big fan of rats and i even have one as a pet and they are not nice the ones that you were talking about are mean and i think that you guys should call someone to fix that for you and i am hearing a bunch of complains and i don’t wanna hear them until you guys fix it.

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