Have you got a rat problem? Rats are more than just annoying. They are downright dangerous disease-spreading rodents that can also cause a great deal of damage to property.
They may even be responsible for starting some house fires, particularly in older homes, by gnawing through electrical cables.
If you have a colony of rats in close proximity, it may be difficult to get rid of them. Rats are nocturnal, so there’s almost no chance you’ll spot them during the daytime.
Facts about rats:
- Rats have super strong teeth that continue to grow.
- Rats do cannibalize.
- Rats and mice are known to spread more than 35 diseases.
- 49% of businesses report electrical damage caused by rodents.
What causes rat infestation?
One main reason for a rat infestation could be not being consistent with housekeeping principles OR those keeping chickens in a coop. Lastly, those composting close to the property.
Plates left on the sink or food on the table are attractive to rats. These pests find their way to the kitchen to eat foodstuff not stored properly.
They are always looking for food. So, if their source of food was taken away or gone, they will find food to where humans live.
Rats can wreak havoc on your pantry and will present a huge health risk to your family. If they are able to gain entry into your home or business area, they can introduce other unwelcome parasites like fleas, lice, and ticks.
Tips to STOP rats from coming to your home:
Rats need food and water source. Take away their food and water source will stop them from visiting.
- Keep foodstuff in containers (NO open packets).
- Empty bins regularly.
- Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
- Wipe down benchtops; sweep floors.
- Don’t keep dirty dishes in the sink.
We have a rat problem in the house; what can we do?
Have you heard any scratching around your walls? Noticed any chew marks or holes on your walls? Or even droppings around your kitchen and food items? These are all signs that you may have a rat infestation in your house.
If you notice these signs, call us on 0407 065 413, and we, at A1 Pest Control, will do the treatment for rat infestation.
- We will check the droppings.
- Look for their different possible entry points.
- Give a quote on the spot to repair any damage.
- We will set a trap or set up a one-way door for these pests.
Rat problems cause diseases and property damage. If left undetected, they will make their nests and start to sharpen their teeth on electrical wires, causing fires and damage to wiring.
They are extremely destructive. They will chew anything available to them in your homes. Their feces and urine may contaminate the surfaces with which they come into contact.
If you have a rat problem, don’t delay. Immediately call us for pest control. Many deadly diseases spread because of rodents and mice.
At A1 Pest Control, we provide effective and individually improved treatments to eliminate rodents and mice from your home or business premises.
Rely on us for rodent control services to keep your home free of rats and mice. Call us today.