Rodents are definitely the number one pest that people do not want to live with. Not only they are unsightly, but they also pose a significant threat not just to your home appliances but also to your health. Some diseases that could be spread by them include Salmonella and Leptospirosis. Rodents also carry fleas which could pose potential problems to your domestic pets.
To exterminate rodents effectively, it is important to know their behaviour and habits. Listed below are some interesting facts about rodents.
- Omnivores – they feed on both plant and animal food.
- Live in cold and dark areas such as sewers, attics, bushes, clusters etc.
- Active in the night.
- Gnaw / bite to keep their teeth short, as their teeth continuously growing.
- Communal animals where they live together.
- Excellent swimmer and climber but poor sighting.
- Rodent can squeeze through an opening as small as 12mm in diameter.
Once you spot signs of rodent infestation such as a live or dead rodents, droppings, gnaw marks or footprints, do call us immediately! Immediate extermination is required! Do not dismiss it as it could make the situation worse and more difficult to resolve in the future.
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- Bait and dust are placed into rodent harbourage areas.
- Rodent Tampered Proof Bait Box is used to prevent children and non-target animals from assessing the baits.
- Glue traps are placed in areas inaccessible to children and non-target animals.
- Live traps are set along the rodent pathways.
- Clean up premises, especially food preparation areas on a frequent and regular basis.
- Wash dishes and cooking utensils immediately after use.
- Clean up food sources such as crumbs and spills right away.
- Store food in thick plastic/metal containers with tight lids including pet foods. Place them in designated areas.
- Dispose garbage, trash, waste, edible, or otherwise correctly on a frequent and regular basis.
- Keep garbage can and dumpster lids tightly closed. Empty and clean them regularly.
- Eliminate sources of water/moisture (e.g., repair and fix water leakages).
- Eliminate clutter in and around the premises.
- Choose only desirable ground covers (e.g., low growing plants not more than 10 inches in height, non-climbing plants, and if possible, avoid fruiting plants).
- Cut grass short and keep shrubs well-trimmed.
- Seal openings with cements, hardware cloths, metal sheeting, lath screens/metals, or similar materials.
- Fix/replace broken vent screens.
- Repair broken/open building sewers.