Rats are some of the most adaptable creatures on the planet and can be extremely difficult to exterminate. Rodent infestations can cause considerable damage to infested buildings and local agriculture. They are also known carriers of many diseases and prove a health hazard to humans. Rodent populations grow quickly and steadily, so rodent control is best started prior to infestations. In order to protect your home, garden, and health from existing rodent infestations, professional, customized pest control from a professional exterminator is often necessary. For help preventing and getting rid of mice infestations, call a professional rat exterminator.
Rats can be very persistent, scurrying in the shadows and lurking under the streets, you can be sure that in any place where there are humans, there are certainly rats. If they manage to gain access into your home or business premise they can spread diseases, cause considerable damage and contaminate food that can send your customers running out to your door.
Rat control using chemical products involves bait designed to kill rats. Care must be exercised to ensure that the bait is properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place it n in a tamper-proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. For many businesses, rats are huge pests that can cause food contamination, spread deadly diseases such as Leptospirosis, cause property damage by chewing electrical wires and cause fire. Furthermore the presence of rats can cause severe financial losses through product recalls or forced shutdowns, disrupt operations as well as jeopardise business reputation.
Therefore proper rodent management can help to avoid these disasters and ensure business operations are running smoothly. Professional rat removal is the quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats. Expert services offer a reliable form of rat control and a long term solution to a rat infestation.
Discovering rats in your home or business can be very distressing. Luckily there are ways you can deter rats and prevent an infestation.
Proofing your home to deny pests entry and removing easy access to food and water can really make a difference. Rats need easy and consistent access to a water source, even though they only drink between 15 – 60ml per day. They will eat almost anything available, but they do prefer to eat small amounts of a variety of different foods.
See our tips below on practical ways you can help to prevent a problem:
Keep foodstuffs in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
Tidy inside the house and around the garden – less clutter means less places to hide.
Place outdoor rubbish bags in metal bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids – preferably above ground level.
Keep gardens free from debris. If you have a compost heap don’t include organic food waste, as this will attract them.
Rats are nimble, versatile and make the most of any opportunity to enter your home. Black rats are good climbers. Whilst brown rats can climb, they prefer to build burrows, particularly near or beneath solid structures like sheds, garages and walls.
They are very adept at swimming in sewers and drain systems, making the most of any damaged pipework. Both species will gnaw at gaps to enlarge them enough for easy entry.