In this blog post, our pest and termite exterminators in Sydney inform you about 3 ways to safeguard your home from rodents.
The movie ‘Ratatouille’ was a definite hit, but someone whose Sydney residence or apartment has been infested by rodents such as rats, mice, and the like will not find those creatures adorable at all. Rodents should not be domesticated and adored by homeowners as pets. Rodent infestation in the home is a severe health-hazard that needs to be eliminated at the earliest.
Rodents make up almost 40% of all mammals and include squirrels, hamsters, gophers, chinchillas, beavers, gerbils, chipmunks, lemmings, guinea pigs, and porcupines. Rodents such as mice and rats are very agile and can adjust themselves to fit in the most constricted spaces. Not to mention, these rodents spread viruses and various other diseases.
The infamous Bubonic Plague or “Black Death” that wiped out almost one-third of the population in Europe started as a result of rodent infestation. It is considered by many to be one of the four worst kinds of diseases that are spread by rats. Treatment of rodents your residence will first require an inspection followed by the appropriate treatment to control them.
Causes of Rodent Infestation
The infestation of rodents is mostly a seasonal ordeal. Rodents hibernate during winter and, therefore, look for shelter indoors. If you have rodents anywhere near your residence, it is given that your home is vulnerable to the attack.
Rodents can climb pipes, swim through sewers, adjust/ fit into small cracks and crevices in your home. Once settled, rodents can multiply at an alarming pace and infest your residence. To keep them away, you must call an expert to perform a home pest inspection.
Pest control is not always an expensive affair. When detected at an early stage, a mice infestation can be easily eradicated. All you have to do is take note of some effective preventive measures to minimize the chances of further infestation.
Take Preventive Measures to Keep Rodents at Bay
Prevention and treatment of residential rodents is essential, and there are many ways to do so. Mousetraps come to mind as a defense, and these will indeed stop rats in their tracks. However, it doesn’t have to come to that. Listed below are some of the most common methods of preventions that you need to employ to keep mice at bay:
Tidy up your house
Rodents infect and infest areas that are either dirty or are filled with clutter. The first step towards the eradication of rodents is to clear the clutter from your house. It is best to throw away things that are not needed. A clean residence is not attractive for rodents. Rodent treatment experts always advise you to first clean the residence towards identifying the secret ‘homes’ of rats.
Seal your Cracks
Before you take steps to exterminate the rodents from your residence forever, make sure you are sealing every probable pathway through which they may break into the house. Rodents are sneaky little devils, able to fit through even the tiniest crawl space.
Once you eliminate and narrow down the places they can enter and exit, you are sure to reduce the number of rodents coming in and out of your home. If you manage to chase a rodent out through a hole, be sure to plug up or protect the hole because the rat or mice will try to come in again through the same hole otherwise.
Keep your residence dry
Rodents are attracted to moisture. Therefore, they keep looking for moisture-filled areas in residence. It is essential to keep the house dry and free from moisture. If there is a leakage in the water system, you must fix it after the home pest inspection. Do not let areas of your home get damp or wet as this will draw in the rodents like a magnet.
Often, DIY or natural treatments do not seem to work when it comes to rodent infestation. The homeowner needs to perform the home pest and rodent inspection from a reputable company like Termite Treatment Sydney. When the cat is away, the mice will play, so call us today. Dial (02) 8315 3205 if you want to get the job done right.