The term rodent implies rats, mice and band coots. They are one of the most disastrous urban pests and hence rodent control is an unavoidable course of action. They invade your homes, eat and contaminate food with their farces, urine and hair, damage commodities and are also responsible for various diseases such as plague, lasso favour, rat bite fever, etc. Their gnawing ability is responsible for structural and property damage, short circuits, fires etc. They normally break in to your houses in the dark of night and give you sleepless nights. Super Killer Pest Control Rat/Rodent Control Service provides all pervasive and effective rat/rodent control and mouse control.
Problems Created by Rat
Rats in your home can be a real problem. They are commensally creatures that like to be near humans to have a steady supply of food. Sometimes setting up a trap is an effective method of rat control but a larger infestation can be a real problem. Rats are intelligent and can eventually learn to avoid the traps eventually failing other rodent control methods.
Rats cause a lot of damage
As the teeth of rodents continue to grow over their lifetime, they need to gnaw on hard substances such as lead and plastic pipes, insulation material and electric wiring. This habit increases the risk of short circuits and fires in our houses. In addition to this, they transmit a number of dangerous diseases such as Salmonella, Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), Tuberculosis and even tape worms.
Rats cause a lot of contamination
One single rat produces more than 25000 droppings per year, which contain allergens that can cause acute allergic reactions. Rats introduce secondary pests. Rats are also known to introduce other pests, such as fleas, mites and ticks into the premise, causing additional damage
Getting rid of rats through Rat/rodent Control services as soon as possible because there are many different types of diseases they can spread to human beings. Proceed with caution when cleaning up after a rat infestation. Fleas and mosquitoes that are attracted to rats can also bring diseases, your pets, and your children.
The typical signs of a Rat problem in the home are :
- Scratching noises in walls or under the floor as rats scurry around.
- Droppings – rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 10-14mm long.
- Distinctive smell – rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
- Bite marks – rats have teeth that grow continuously and they gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even
- cause fires by chewing through cables.
- Ripped food packaging – rats will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.
If you notice any of these warning signs immediately consult Super killer pest control for rodent control services.
Steps for Rodent Control
Before starting the treatment enquire with the customer on what type of treatment would the customer want, whether customer is comfortable with poison treatment or placing a trap.
Do enquire if there are kids and pets in house and inform them about the treatment procedure that will be followed and ask them if they are comfortable with the service procedure.
Controlling infestation can be done by two methods i.e. Trapping and Baiting.
Inform the customer about the places where the bait or trap is placed so that when the rodent get trapped the customer can remove the trap or poison.
Trapping Glue Traps
Any rodent that touches the glue gets stuck and is not able to escape.
To be placed at places where droppings, gnawing, and damage have been noticed during inspection.
Set glue boards close to walls, behind objects, in dark corners, so that the rodents will pass directly over the board and get stuck on it.
Place glue boards at locations based on the need/ activity noticed
Educating Customer – Sanitation Measures
Keeping cleanliness in and around house
Avoid cluttering of house with items that do not have frequent use
Garbage removal should be done regularly to avoid spill over material from attracting rodents
Garbage receptacles should have tight-fitting lids
Rodent proofing measures
Exterior doors should fit to within 5 mm on all sides
All openings greater than 1/2 inch should be sealed
Edges of wooden doors be fitted with sheet metal at least 30 cm high
Make sure that all access points in the roof are sealed