Rodent Pest Control
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Rodent Pest Control Kent
Rats & Mice Pest Control
Rats & Mice a know to carry diseases such as Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis), Rat bite fever and Salmonellosis, they can contaminate food through pathogens in their urine and droppings. It is therefore essential to clear a Rat or Mouse infestation as quickly as possible.
Rats & Mice are often noisy, you will often hear them in the wall cavities, loft space, ceilings and other places around your premises.Rats & Mice are generally more active at night. You might also notice rat or mouse droppings which look like a dark brown grain of rice. You will often see rub marks from grease and dirt on their body smudging on surfaces.
Their nests are often made of shredded materials such as loft of cavity insulation as well as food packaging, cardboard paper etc.
Know Your Enemy
Rats reproduce rapidly. A rat litter consists of up to 24 pups. Their pregnancy is just 28 days long.
Rats have an acute smell and hearing which allows them to sense any disturbance.
Rats have incisors which never stop growing. Thus they need to chew onto something hard on a regular basis – cables, woods, even pipes.
Contamination Of Food
What Can Be Done
Sanitation – reducing the food and shelter available for rodent activity
Rodent-proofing – alter the building structurally so that rodents cannot gain entry.
Trapping – using traps to physically capture rodents
Chemical Control – covers a wide variety of techniques including baiting, use of tracking powders and gels and in some cases, fumigants.