Rodents are warm-blooded mammals which, like humans, can be found throughout the world. Rats can cause a massive attack of food worldwide. Besides eating our food, rodents also spoil it by contamination with their feces, urine, or fur. They also cause damage to our home, office buildings, and garden by their burrowing and chewing activities. Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials and items in order to reach a location including cinder block, aluminum siding, lead sheathing and some concrete.
They are equipped with large teeth and are capable of transmitting a variety of bacteria, viruses and diseases through their saliva, faces and urine. Rodents are some of the most adaptable creatures on planet and can be extremely difficult to exterminate.
Ways to get rid of rodents
In order to eliminate rodents from your home, you need to have a successful rodent control program which includes a combination of trapping, removal and baiting the rodents. However, if the rodents are in a large number, you have to begin with a high quality rodent bait, so that you can prevent rapid growth and population. DM is a pest control and inspection company in Sydney servicing all of northern beaches specialising in rodents control.
Use of rodent baits
When you are baiting for the first time, try not to trouble their original habitats or they might run to another area. After you have started with the baiting, continue with the sanitation and hygiene process, removal of source of food, and harborage removal to ensure that additional rodents from close by surrounding are not attracted to your location.
Use of rodent traps
Traps should be of right size in order to trap the rodents. Examine the signs of mice or rat activity. If you have rodents and select the mice traps, it would be too small, this trapping mechanism would not be appropriate for rodents. So carefully select the correct size of traps, in order to be successful in catching the rodents.
Hygiene and cleanliness
The most effective rodent repellent technique is to have cleanliness. Most of the rodents are scavengers and will consume any kind of food that is available to them, through the garbage, dustbin, mud areas etc. After locating their secured food source, rodents will then nest close by, and their population will also grow at rapid rates. Therefore it is important to store trash in close containers and seal them tightly. It is also it is very important to dispose the garbage regularly. This will help to further prevent rodent infestations.
Rinse food and beverage containers before discarding or recycling. Maintain attic, crawl spaces, and cabinets near sinks should be clean and free from moisture. You should always maintain stove tops clean and free of food scraps.
Chemical repellants may also be used to reduce or eliminate rodent populations. Chemical based repellants are commercially available vary in effectiveness. Natural repellants such as eucalyptus, wormwood and mint are unattractive to rodents. You may apply peppermint oil and plant peppermint plants close by your house. It is recommended that anyone who is experiencing a rodent infestation can contact pest control professionals to arrange for a consultation. Professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations. Scheduling and arranging home inspection may help you to get rid of rodents. If you plan to decide to work with a pest control professional, be sure that the company is certified and familiar with Integrated Pest Management Techniques.