Acting at the first signs of a rat problem can drastically help reduce the length of time needed to effectively control the infestation. Rats are able to breed quickly and a small problem has the potential to develop into a serious issue if left unmanaged.
Our buildings are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.
It is always best to be wary of the presence of Rats & Mice as they have been known to spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine and also spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms. They also cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery and spoil and contaminate food with their droppings, urine and fur.
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Out Rat Services Include…
Setting up a guaranteed program to control rodents in a building and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.
Inspect – Carry out a survey and report our findings.
Bait – Set up rodent bait stations at various strategic locations in and around the buildings. These rodent bait stations securely hold the bait within the station which means that secondary poisoning of non target animals are greatly reduced to almost zero.
Traps – Set up specially designed traps where baits cannot be used.
Tracking Powders – Use rodent tracking powders.
Do You Suspect A Rat Has Taken Up Residence in Your Home? Signs of Rodent Activity may include;
Droppings – fresh rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends
Rubmarks – Greasy smear marks caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls
Burrows – Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.
Sounds – Normally heard at night – squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats.
Nests – A rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard.
Gnawing – Rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables for instance this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.
What You Can Do At Home…
Sanitation – Reduce food and water that is available to rodent and keep rubbish indoors overnight.
Proofing – Proof your home against rodent entry by using simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent rodent entry.