Rodents, especially rats and mice, can cause huge problems for humans. They have the ability to damage your property from the inside out and carry many deadly diseases. The good news is that there are several proven techniques to prevent rat infestations. You can also simply hire a professional rat removal melbourne company for preventing rat infestations.
First Things First:
Before preventing rats from entering your home, you should take necessary steps to eliminate the current occupants. So, conduct a thorough inspection of your property and look for the signs of rat infestation. If you find burrows, shredded paper, furniture stuffing, rat tracks, rat droppings or evidence of gnawing on food, get rid of the rats first. You can either use trapping or baiting method to remove the current infestations.
If you are sure that your home is free from rat infestation, take preventative actions to hinder them from making their way to your home.
- Seal Up Your Home:
Close all holes along the perimeter of your property using rodent-proofing materials. Don’t forget to pay meticulous attention to vents, windows and doors.
- Eliminate Outdoor Access:
Now, turn your focus on the trees. Trim back overhanging branches as they will pave the way for the rodents to hop onto your roof. Pruning your trees on a regular basis gives the rodents one less chance to enter your home.
- Clean Up Your Yard:
Rodents love messes as these spaces can provide safe habitats for them. Spend some time every week to remove clutter, debris and garbage piled up around your yard.
- Remove Outdoor Food Sources:
Fruit trees can be appealing for the rodents. If you have fruit trees in your yard, you should have the dropped fruits removed from the ground regularly. Also, keep your garden free of rotting food. Spraying some deterrent around the perimeter of your garden also helps keeping the rodents away.
- Contact A Professional:
If you don’t have time or resources to eliminate rodents from your home, you can approach the pest control experts to handle the task for you. They have hands-on experience to deal with rodent infestations and exterminating them from your home.
Call Enviro-Safe Pest Control!
For rat control in Melbourne, you can contact the exterminators of Enviro Safe Pest Control. With thorough understanding of rodents’ habit and habitat, we are able to take care of the existing pests and establish effective pest barrier systems around your home to prevent them from entering your home. Call us on 1300 997 272 for a consultation, and let’s explain you how we can protect your property from pest infestations.