The population of rats in Melbourne has reached record numbers over the past few years. The scary part is that they’ve grown considerably in size and can create alarming situations causing extensive damage to structure and property. They have a tendency of invading into different structures and gnaw and cut anything to create secure nests. So, if you spot even a single rat around your property, contact the pest control Melbourne team at Enviro Safe Pest Control. Our rodent pest control program is thorough and is designed to exterminate the infestation the first time around.
How Dangerous Rats Are?
In Australia, varied species of rats have been identified. Apart from damaging property, they carry dangerous diseases like salmonella, tuberculosis, leptospirosis, and tapeworms. The rats also introduce other pests like mites, fleas, and ticks within the premises. They can squeeze into small crevices to make their way into your home. With the ability to produce up to 200 young ones in four months, they quickly grow in numbers as well.
What Does Our Rat Control Program Include?
Inspection: Our pest control team will inspect your house thoroughly to find the possible entry points and harbourage sites. The detailed survey helps us to determine the level of infestation and what measures should be taken.
Bait Stations: We place bait systems filled with rodenticides around the perimeter of your home to prevent the rats from entering your property. These bait stations are placed at hard-to-reach places, ensuring that your children or pets wouldn’t be able to access them.
Prevention: Our major objective is to make your building impervious to rodents. So, we will seal any holes and gaps, blocking access points to your home.
- Rats contaminate food
- They can damage household items
- Rats can damage the structure of the property by digging in burrows
- They can cause health and safety hazard by chewing electrical wiring and electrical appliances
- They can act as a breeding ground for other pests such as fleas, ticks and lice.
- Rats often damage insulation and chew the wallpaper.
- Rats are also carrier of several deadly diseases
- Rats can bite and which can lead to dangerous conditions, such as leptospirosis and Hantavirus
Rat Infestation Signs
A presence of 2 or more rats can very quickly lead to a state of rat infestation. In order to avoid this situation it is very important to act fast. However, it may be quite difficult to spot 1- 2 rats as they are quite smart in hiding themselves and also they are nocturnal in nature. Keep notice of the following points, these are sure shot signs of presence of a rat.
Look for Rat dropping. Rat excreta can be easily noticeable as they are somewhat a size of a large rice grain, dark brown or black in colour.
Rats have sharp teeth and they often griddle with their teeth. If you hear a grinding or a bruxing noise especially during the night, then it is sure to be a rat.
Rats like most pest like to live in colonies, if you are suspecting an infestation, then the best way to double check is to look for their track. By sprinkling chalk dust, you may be able to figure out their tail marks.
Check for dirty skirting and walls. Rats like to run along the edges of the wall. Which can lead to leaving a dirty mark on the wall as they have dirt and grease on their body.
If you notice, damage to furniture, bitten plastic or electrical wires, then this could be a sign of rat infestation. Since the teeth of rats grow all their life,thus they have need to chew on objects to keep their teeth shaped and sharp.
If you can feel a foul smell, then you are possibly close to a rat’s nests. Breeding rats build nest where they multiple and their little ones grow there. These can be in dark and warm place where food and water is available, such as kitchen,gowdown etc.
Brown rats and goose often like to live in burrows, they have very sharp claws and can dig in backyards, decking and gardens, and if you spot a not so deep burrow then it surely belongs to a rat.
Last and the most obvious is finding a living rats hovering around, or a decaying dead body of a rat, which produces a foul smell are some obvious signs of rat infestation.
Identifying the Rodent
If you have encountered a rat related problem for the first time, then you might not be much aware of different kind of rats. Firstly,it is imperative to examine whether it is a rat, mouse or a goose.
Once you are sure it is a rat, second step is to see which kind of rat it is.Rats are mostly of two types, black rat and a brown rat. Both have distinctive features. However,it is very difficult for a layman to distinguish between them.
Professional rat removal service provides are well versed with the various species of rats and hence are able to provide with the best rat removal options.
There are two ways to tackle rat problem namely DIY method and professional way of rat removal method. In case you suspect only a few rats in your house then you can take a chance with the DIY method however, there is a risk involved. This can be a hit or miss kind of problem solving and can make matter worse. Therefore,it is wise to contact a professional rat removal service provider to do the job.
Why Seek Professional Help?
Rat removal service providers make use of sure shot methods of rat removal. They are well versed with various ways and methods to tackle the problem. Since they are able to identify the type of rats, therefore use the way, which is most effective for that specific kind of rat.
Other than that, they make use of a combination of techniques ranging from DIY methods to chemical base treatments keeping in mind the health and safety hazardous and environment.
Rat removal service providers are well aware, of how to use chemical based techniques and use them in right quantity. They not only provide 100%results but also in minimum possible time.
In case of industries and factories where there has been rat infestation, it is very important to take timely action as rats can tarnish the brand image and can lead to vast damage to the premises. In such a situation, DIY methods should not be made use of instead, seek professional help, which provides sure shot results.
How To Choose your Pest Control Professional?
Now a days there are several pest control service providers available. However in order to hire the best among all who full fill all your requirements along with providing excellent service in your budget, you would have to do some homework.
Things to keep in mind while hiring a rat control service provider
- Make sure that they provide a tailor need program for you
- Are keen to lend an ear and listen to your inputs as well.
- Are flexible in their way of working to suit your requirements
- Are sensitive towards your home and people residing in
- Use eco-friendly and environmental safe procedures and methods
- Are transparent and open to negotiation in their way of working
Key Criteria for Selection:
Certifications – Licenses and Certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.
Affiliated Associations – Membership of recognised industry associations such as the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association will ensure your services are provided by a trained, insured and trusted company, which has to comply with strict membership criteria.
Personal Recommendations – Even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbours, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.
Transparency – Complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.
Expertise & Experience – A well established, recognised company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.
Ways of Rat control
Now a days pest have become a menace, in order to safeguard your premises and residence from pest it is best to get in touch with a professional pest control agency. One of the most common pests are rats. Rats find it very easy to creep into houses, yards, gowdons commercial premises etc.
They generally look for food, water and shelter. They hide in dark, dingy place and come out in search of food and water.
Rats as a pest can be a big headache as they have a tendency of multiplying at a very fast pace and in large number. You would be shocked to see that a couple of rats may turn into a whole army of rats just in a couple of months.
There are several ways of Rat control, some of these are DIY method which can be done at home. Following are few of the ways by which rat control can take place
- Making use of rat traps-Both modern and traditional rats traps are in existence which prove to be quite effective. This is one of the safest ways to get rid of rats, without harming them. Now a days very advanced quality traps are available which are able to catch multiple rats at the same time
- Making use of natural ingredient which act as natural replant such as onion peels, coconut cover etc-Natural ingredients such as onion and garlic which have a pungent smell can be used as a repellent. coconut cover is also a very good ingredient by which rats get scared and repel.
- Rat control traps which have an adhesive-Rat glue traps are becoming more and more common now a days, these are traps which do not actually enclose the animal but only glues the feet of the rat when it gets attracted to the trap. Then you can leave rat outside, later on the glue loses it grip and the rat can then escape to its natural surrounding
- Rat poison-Unfortunately, if none of the methods work then the last control is to kill the rat with a rat poison. Making use of rat poison is not a friendly manner to get rid of rats but, can be used as a last resort
- Blocking the entry and exit points-If you suspect rats in your surrounding areas, the it is best to block the entry and exit points of the rat into the premises.
Our rat control method is a proven one that your home will be free from rats and mice in no time. Whether you are looking for an effective rodent pest control program for your home or business, call us today at 1300 997 272 and schedule an appointment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)
WHAT LEADS TO RAT INFESTATION?
Rats often look for places where there is food, water and shelter available, they generally creep indoors in case of extreme climate. They can sneak into the houses, industries and gowdown through small holes.
WHAT ARE VARIOUS METHODS TO GET RID OF RATS?
There are several methods, which are used by Enviro Safe, which includes, use of traps, and both modern as well as traditional baits. Other than these, we also make use of chemical treatment, which is safe for the environment.
WHAT TYPES OF RAT KILLERS ARE THERE?
Our team of experts make use of a variety of methods in order to control rats. In case of wide spread infestation various rodenticides and chemical treatments, which are safe for the environment,are made use of.
IS IT WISE TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP?
Since rats can multiply at a very fast, pace and are deemed to make sever damage to the property and health of people therefore it is wise to seek professional help who are proficient in their task.
HOW SOON TO ACT ONCE A RAT IS SPOTTED?
Sooner the better!
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