Pure Pest Control is an industry leader in both domestic and commercial rat and mice control. This includes specialty pest control programs for multi-high-rise buildings. Our experts are authorised by the health department and trained to thoroughly assess your home or place of business. We use a variety of environmentally friendly techniques to gain control and restore health and safety to the environment.
Rats and mice are renown for causing disease and illness, damaging property and leaving trails of excrement. Pure Pest control offers expert services in the following areas of sanitation, rodent proofing advice, trapping, baiting and safe chemical control. If you would like further advice or to arrange a visit from one of our service technicians please call us free on +91-9041017600, +91-9891393434, +91-9914050966 or contact us online.
Rats and Mice are a noteworthy hazard to Health and Property
Rats and mice are notorious carriers of disease. They contaminate food, homes and businesses with faeces, urine and hair, they carry fleas or ticks and damage property by gnawing through containers, wood, insulation and wiring. Beyond that, these rodents tend to make a mess with their droppings, crawl around in filth, and carry parasites and other pests within their fur that bring health problems.
They can take up residence just about anywhere and are non-fussy eaters. Mice nibble and rats have ferocious appetites and can eat just under half their body weight per day.
Females breed throughout the year and can produce well over 100 babies. In protected environments they can live for a long time. It’s easy to see that rats and mice if left unattended can soon multiply into a significant risk for public health and safety. Domestic and commercial property damage can escalate into hundreds and Lakhs.
When and where to see signs of rodent activity?
Rats and mice are mainly active at night. When numbers become exceedingly large, the chance of seeing them through the day is more likely.
The onset of colder climate is a common time when rodent infestation is reported as an issue. They will venture out and explore when they think they are alone. Rats and mice are territorial and nest close to a food source.
Interestingly, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a pen. Rats can flatten their bodies to fit under the gap at the bottom of a door.
A heavy rat infestation will cause excessive damage to food stuffs and property if left untreated.
How to recognize if rats are an issue for you?
Rodents are a group of nuisance pests that includes mice, rats, and squirrels. These animals can contaminate food, damage property, and spread disease. The rodents that most often come into conflict with people in the India are:
Instincts: Rats are instinctively wary of things new to their environment, including rat control measures such as traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard-to-reach places.
Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans. The typical signs of a rat problem in the home are:
- Scratching noises in walls or under the floor as rat’s scurry around.
- Droppings– rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 10-14mm long.
- Distinctive smell– rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
- Bite marks– rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood and plastic to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables.
- Ripped food packaging– rats will tear open food which may leave teeth marks.
- Nests– rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.
- Burrows– in gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.
- Smears– build-up of dirt and grease from the rat’s fur, commonly on walls and surfaces where rats commute.
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In both domestic and commercial environments, we recommend keeping rodents out of the buildings in the first instance. Remove overhanging branches near the house and don’t store rubbish and food scraps close to living zones. Inspect the outer perimeters of the property to make sure rodents cannot penetrate. Mice can squeeze through tiny holes.
Combined with good sanitation, setting well placed tamper proof baited traps assist in rodent control. These are safe and effective in larger public facilities such as schools, hospitals, community centers etc. The use of glue boards is limited and must be monitored every 24 hours. Careful consideration is given to treatment modalities particularly in commercial food handling environments.
Rodenticides must be carefully justified, and administration is untaken by authorized technicians. Strict precautionary measures are followed to ensure health and safety requirements are met and there is no risk to humans, animals and environment.
When cleaning, it is prescribed to spray contaminated areas with disinfectant to avoid stirring airborne disease. Dispose of droppings and carcases in an incinerator or wrapped securely in a plastic bag. Protect your hands by wearing gloves and wash in hot soapy water.
What Can I Do to Prevent Rodent Infestations?
Prevention methods should be implemented early to maintain a rodent-free home. Rodents reproduce rapidly, and small populations become full-blown infestations in very little time.
Keep any possible food sources away from rodents. Small crumbs and garbage are popular sources of infestation, as are dry goods such as grains and cereals. These should be kept in sealed metal or glass containers to prevent contamination. Fruits and vegetables should also be stored properly and resulting waste should never be left in sinks or on counters.
Cardboard objects prove attractive to rodents, as they tend to chew them up for use in their nests.
Because of the rodents’ body plan, they are capable of squeezing through spaces that appear to be much too small for them. All such holes should be sealed to prevent entry and reentry of rodents.
A pest control professional should be contacted for assistance.
Contact a Professional
It is recommended that anyone experiencing a rodent infestation contact a pest control professional to arrange for a consultation. Professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations. Scheduling a home inspection may help you get rid of rodents.
If you would like further advice or to arrange a visit from one of our service technicians please call us free on +91-9041017600, +91-9891393434, +91-9914050966 or contact us online.