Rats & mice are well adapted to living in very close association with humans, sharing food and shelter … but that doesn’t mean you want them to live in your home!! Should you suspect rats and mice are in your home, you should get…
A professional inspection and treatment for rodents because:
Food contamination: Rodents eat and contaminate stored foods with urine, faeces and hair.
Physical Damage: Buildings, furniture, books, equipment and machinery are often damaged by gnawing rodents. Rodents will gnaw electrical cables causing short-circuits and even electrical fires.
Disease Transmission: Rats and mice play a role in transmitting diseases including the bubonic plague, salmonella, Murine typhus fever, Weil’s disease and trichinosis. Diseases are transmitted in a number of ways including the urine and faeces of rodents, scratching and biting, other parasites (e.g. fleas) or via pets.
Attracting snakes: Rodents are food for many species of snake, both venomous and constricting; these snakes may then pose a danger to you, your pets or your family.
Rodent Control Strategies
1. Sanitation – reduce the food and shelter available for rodent activity
2. Rodent-proofing – repair or alter the building so that rodents cannot get in
3. Trapping – using traps to physically capture rodents
4. Chemical Control – including baiting, tracking powders, and gels