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Unknown fire causes..., suspicious noises coming through the roof and walls. Damaged packagings and unsightly urine stains. These are all the possible nightmares of what a small furry rodent could bring to you, your family and business.
Rodents are considered pests because of the dangers they pose. A rat infestation can potentially bring to you health risks, physical damages and safety risks.
The situation can be even more challenging as rats and mice easily adapt to the environment they live in. Rats can squeeze through a 1cm gap to enter a building.
Correct identification is crticial as it should be treated that different species have differing habits and behaviours to be best dealt with effectively. Understanding the problem, finding the right rat control solution helps save time money and worry.
DIY or Professional?
When it comes to getting rid of rats, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.
The DIY option requires the purchase of rat baits and poison from your local home store. The most commonly used DIY rat control item is the glue boards. The correct usage of such DIY equipments along with some home improvement actions can help to catch a rat or two.
Professional rat control by a local pest control company in Singapore helps to identify key risk areas in your home or business with early detection and self inspection that can help to facilitate in managing an infestation level.
If you decide to control a rat problem on your own, you are not going to have it easy. This is especially true in a situation with serious rat infestation.
Home improvements such as having good housekeeping helps play a positive impact too in your rat control efforts. This includes learning how to identify holes and open access to let rats in. It is important and critical to seal up these open access.
Rat are smart and turn suspicious on new things easily. They can even jump over a trap or bait laid in wait for them! Rat abilities and senses allows them to manoeuvre confidently in the dark. They also quickly detect and tend to avoid new objects placed in a familiar environment, at least for a few days.
Being very adaptive urban pests, time and dilligent efforts are required to gain control effect. For individual without the expertise and undestanding of rat changing behaviours, it can be challenging to want to eliminate them by yourself.
Limitations of DIY rat control methods:
It is of course by no surprise that DIY should has its own limitations not only in terms of how quickly rats can reproduce given ideal conditions, one pair of rats can produce about 2,000 offspring a year!
Rodents depend on food, water and warm shelter to breed. Here are some practical tips to remain rat-free:
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Home and Business
Rats can be challenging to manage on your own due to the dangers they pose to health and safety to you, your family and your employees.
Rodents excrete urine and droppings freely, which can contaminate food, utensils, and surfaces that they move across. This puts us at risk of contracting diseases such as Salmonellosis, Weil's Disease, and plague. These diseases can cause food poisoning symptoms such as fever, headaches, diarrhoea and nausea.
With a pair of incisors which are constantly growing, rats need to keep their teeth sharp and short by gnawing on objects. These gnawing habits are known to cause short circuits and fires as rats chew through wirings. They can even gnaw through wood, plastics and mild steel.
While practical housekeeping practices are good to adopt, this can help manage the problem to a certain extent. Professional rat control solution can further prevent and eliminate a serious rat infestation.
Rat cages, bait boxes, glue boards and poison are some of the rat control methods professional pest control specialists use to keep an infestation under control. With expert advices, time and diligent efforts, control effect can be gained.
Benefits of getting rid of rats:
To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.
You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.
A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.
Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.
Key criteria for Selection:
With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.
Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.
With over 50 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.
Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your rat problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.
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