Our buildings are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.
Rats and Mice Can
- Spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine.
- Spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.
- Cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.
- Spoil and Contaminate food with their droppings, urine or fur.
Signs of Rodent Activity
- Droppings – new rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends
- Rubmarks – these are greasy smear marks and they are caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls
- Burrows – rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.
- Sounds – rats and Mice are normally heard at night and they include squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats.
- Nest – a rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard.
- Gnawing – rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables for instance this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.
What We do
- Set up a guaranteed program to control rodents in a building and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.
- Inspect – we will carry out a survey and report our findings.
- Bait – we will set up rodent bait stations at various strategic locations in and around the buildings. These rodent bait stations securely hold the bait within the station.
- Traps – we can set up specially designed traps where baits cannot be used.
- Tracking Powders – sometimes we may need to use rodent tracking powders.
What You Can do
- Sanitation – you can reduce food and water available to rodents. One way you can help is to avoid keeping rubbish indoors overnight.
- Proofing – we can advise you on ways you can help to proof your home against rodent entry. This may include simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent rodent entry.