A rat can survive in water for three days and also being flushed down the toilet. And it can return to the building via the same route. Female rats can mate as many as 500 times with various males during a six-hour period for up to 15 years. That means they can produce up to 2000 young providing the conditions are good. Rats eat their own faeces, purely for the nutritional value.
What attracts rodents (Mice & Rats) to home?
If you want to prevent the infestation of rodents into your house, you will need to identify their point of access. Once you identify these areas and what is making your house the rodent haven it becomes easier to bid farewell to these pests. Easy availability of food and water attracts rodents to your kitchen and the rest of your home. Poorly maintained pipe and ceilings makes it easier for them to become members of your family.
How to identify a rodent problem in my home?
Rodent infestation leaves its own trace and autograph. From rat droppings to invisible gnawing marks on your furniture. Rats CHEW through fabric and every now and then you may find holes in your favorite pair of shoes or cashmere coat. You might see larger holes in furniture and your floorboards. Moth balls are effective in keeping them away from your clothing but may not be as effective in larger areas of your home.
Eco-smart Pest Control has seen ceiling cavities so bad it seems the rodents have been living in the home longer than the owners. Rats love you and your home because you supply them with exactly what they need. Your garbage is not disposed of correctly. You have weeds and shrubs growing in areas and not taking the necessary steps to remove them. Your ceiling is all cluttered up with dirt and dust. You have various water leaks around your home. So yes, these are all the elements which attract rats to your home.
You need to take the necessary step in order to ensure that you are not opening an invitation to these rodents who can literally destroy your home and be harmful to you and your family’s health. The last thing you want is for your little ones to be rushed to the hospital not knowing what is wrong with them. The last thing you want is the germs and mites carried by these infectious rodents to spread to your new born baby or toddlers. Ask yourself, how do I get bed bugs, or dust mites in my home? These mites could have been transported to your home via the rats and their fur.
DIY Tips from Eco-Smart
- Remove paper and cardboard used by rats for their Nests
- Buy containers to store food and crockery in
- Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
- Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control
What we do:
We remove any dust, dirt and rubble from your ceiling cavity. We then vacuum the cavity and provide a FREE rodent treatment in the ceiling. Finally we spray and eco-friendly contact residual insecticide on all the surfaces to treat for (but not limited to) dust mites, bird lice, termites and cockroaches.
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