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Rats/Mice
Rats/Mice

Why Rodents Need To Be Removed Quickly

Rodents find and eat leftover food, pet food or scraps if they are not properly stored. They will quickly move into a house or building, particularly in winter. As they can produce many litters of offspring each year, their numbers build rapidly. Rodents are most active at night and are not often seen during the day.

They chew objects to keep their incisor teeth short and this can include electrical wiring creating dangerous situations in the home. They detect chemicals in food and also become ‘bait shy’ making off-the-shelf baits ineffective quickly.

 

Major Problems Require Professional Solutions

A professional rodent treatment by trained officers is your best choice to stop the presence of rats and mice in your home and save you any hassle. We are trained in rodent biology, breeding habits and the latest methods of keeping them at bay.

 

Targeted Rodent Control Treatments

We carefully inspect your home to determine reasons a rodent infestation. We give particular attention to:

  • The need to block entry points
  • Hygiene and housekeeping
  • The use of appropriate baits and bait stations
  • Planned placement of bait stations
  • Follow up calls to monitor activity

There are three commensal rodent pests that have long been associated with people:

  • Black rat – Rattus rattus
  • Brown rat – Rattus norvegicus
  • House mouse – Mus musculus

Some rodents are seen as critical agricultural pests, consuming or rendering inedible large quantities of stored food. It has been estimated that in Asia in just one year, rats and mice can remove rice from the human food chain that could have fed nearly 200 million people*.

The curiosity and inquisitiveness of rats and mice when exploring for food sources and shelter causes damage to property and structures as well as food. Their constant gnawing can damage insulation, pipes, doors, floorboards and they will also shred soft materials for nesting.

People have become a reliable source of food and shelter for these rodents since our ancestors progressed from hunter gathers to farmers. Rodents are cautious yet inquisitive and have learnt to avoid capture and be wary of poisons, making them complicated pests to control.

They are also carriers of disease as pathogens in their urine and faeces transmit diseases such as Hantavirus, Salmonellosis and the case of rats Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis), as well as Rat bite fever.