Rat and Mice Control is one of the issues we face as home owners. Eco-Smart Pest Control has seen several types of damage which rats and mice can cause to your home. Rats and mice can carry disease. The most common is salmonella (an infection from the bacteria) which causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Humans can get infected with diseases after handling a rat or mouse, their feces, urine, or saliva from a bite), or by eating or inhaling contaminated food, water, or dust. Disease can also be spread from ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. Rats and mice carry many diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Rat-bite fever, Leptospirosis, and Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis. Rodent populations grow very quickly so time is against you. Think of the health of your loved ones.
Rat and Mice Control can be extremely difficult to exterminate or trap. They are known carriers of many diseases and can prove a health hazard to humans. Rodent control is best started prior to infestations. Rats and mice are a widespread problem and it is best to get a pest control company to find a solution that suits you. Keep any possible food sources away from rodents. Small crumbs, uneaten dog food and garbage are popular sources of infestation. These should be kept in sealed metal or glass containers to prevent contamination. Fruits and vegetables should also be stored properly, and resulting waste should never be left in sinks or on counters. Cardboard objects prove attractive to rodents, as they tend to chew them up for use in their nests.
What draws 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.
Norwegian rats nest in underground burrows from which they enter residence looking for food. They hide during the day time and tend to come out when it is dark and quiet. Norway rats feed on a variety of food sources such as meats, fruits, grains, and they can catch small fish. They require a water source to drink, and they build nests as close to the water source as possible.
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.
How do I get rid of them?
- Clean the standing water from flower pots and other sources
- Cut down tall shrubs and weeds in your garden area
- Clean up any sources of food or water (e.g., open food on counters, pet food, etc.) and anything that might provide shelter for rodents
- Keep food in sealed containers
- Use a thick plastic bags to dispose of rat and mice dirt
- Sprinkle baby powder or pepper all around the areas where rats and mice have entered your home
- Clip some of your hair and place them all over in corners of your home and holes where rats and mice are seen
- Place some cow manure balls in your ceiling and garden
- Slice onions into quarters and place them near the holes where rodents dwell
- Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control
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