Dogs in the fight against rats
Rats - impudent, prolific, gluttonous and,In their own way, very intelligent animals. They managed to settle all over the planet and became a real disaster. There is not a single city or any settlement where there are no such rodents, encroaching on people's food reserves and fodder for livestock.
And not so much eat, how many products lead. To waste. They live in cellars, sewers, sewerage, manage to even get into the apartment through the ventilation ducts. About 8 billion rats that live on Earth now take about 800 million tons of food from the table, which means that every sixth peasant works for them. But this is not the worst, because these rodents are carriers of various dangerous to people diseases.
To combat rats, people use differentChemical means, biological preparations. But not always and not everywhere it gives quite a positive effect. This is where dogs of some breeds can come in handy.
For example, normal dogs - fox terriers and dachshunds,Which are usually used for hunting foxes, badgers, raccoons and other normal animals. These dogs climb into the hole and expel the beast from there for the shot of the hunters. Sometimes they choke it right in the hole, and some can pull the beast out of there.
Now, when the fox is getting smaller, andHunting for badgers and other animals is often forbidden, fox terriers and dachshunds can be used to work against rats and other rodents. They do not eat rats, but they destroy them. Especially good in this work are fox terriers. There are times when quite a short time a dog can strangle a few dozen rats.
Dachshunds are also quite dexterous, although they are lessAngry. But cats that are so easily controlled with mice, in the fight against rats are completely helpless. True, there are individuals, but rarely. Perhaps that is why many owners of shops and warehouses, to prevent loss of goods, give birth to the fox-terriers.