Having rodents such as rats and mice in your home can bring with it stress and unwanted grief. The main types of Rats found in many homes in are the Roof Rat, Norway Rat and the common house mouse. Although there are many more types of rodents these are the most common found in homes. They cause damage to your home, spread diseases, chew on cables, furniture, books and clothes. If you have a rodent problem it is best taken care of quickly as they can quickly multiply and you could soon find yourself with a major infestation.
Signs you may have rodents in your home are.
Droppings around your home. Droppings are small dark and shiny and become hard after 3 days.
Rub marks, these are greasy smear marks left behind by rodents on walls with continual impact. These appear as dirty greasy with rodent fur.
Burrows, are often present close to buildings and gardens where rodents may be nesting.
Urine stains of Rodents can be seen under an ultraviolet light showing where there may be a serious problem.
Gnaw marks. Rodents need to constantly gnaw to keep their teeth down as such you may find gnaw marks on woodwork, cables, food containers and furniture.
Disappearance of your food or boxes of food which may have been chewed through.
To discourage rodents from your home practice good sanitation methods, keep kitchen and house clean, keep food in containers, don’t leave pet food out, keep bin area’s clean, trim branches away from roofs and gutters. Proofing your home against easy access for these rodents. Patch up any access holes and keep lawns and gardens clean. Do store any rubbish against your home and ensure your bins are Rodent proof.
A very effective treatment at eliminating and Rats or Mice from your home is with professional rodent baiting by licensed Pest Control Businesses. These businesses can provide long lasting bait treatments. These baits are highly palatable to the rodents and once they have taken the bait they die off very quickly. Businesses will supply a lockable bait box which will prevent kids and pets from getting access to these baits as they could harm them if eaten by them.
Baits should be place in your roof void as this is where Rodents have usually set up their home. Lockable bait boxes should also be placed in your garage and around your garden.
This will provide a long lasting plan of attack against these Rodents. It is best to check these boxes regularly and replace any baits that may have been taken.
Following all these tips will help prevent and control any Rodents in and around your home.