Rats

Rats are pests in more than one way, chewing through building materials and wiring, eating and contaminating food, and are carriers of disease. Don’t let a rat infestation take-over your home or workplace.

Do you have rats in your home or workplace?

Rodents can cause a lot of damage to your property, they cause expensive damage to your home, food and fabrics, and rats pose a significant health risk to humans and pets. Common diseases carried by rats include Salmonella, Weil’s disease, E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis and Tuberculosis. Rats also carry fleas, mites and ticks and can cause acute allergic reactions.

Prevent Rat Infestations
The best insurance against rats is to prevent an infestation altogether. Avoid giving rats a reason to hang around your home or workplace by keeping all rubbish sealed, keep food in closed containers, and don’t put meat in your compost. Also ensure all holes and gaps around your home are sealed, a common place for rats to enter a home is through poorly sealed eaves. Unfortunately, rats can squeeze through even the smallest of holes.

Removing Rats
A great way to remove rats from your home is to get a cat. They are great company and natural rat predators. A good cat can help to remove a rat infestation in just a few weeks.

Trapping rats is the traditional way to remove a rat infestation and the best way to ensure your success is to identify the rats’ feeding and nesting places. You will know where they have been by finding rat droppings or by the holes chewed in walls and food around your home or office, which is where you’ll want to leave the traps. Just remember to check the traps regularly and remove and dispose dead rats immediately.

Professional Rat Removal
Get rid of rats from your home or work place by contacting Bay Pest Services for a free quote and professional advice. The experienced team at Bay Pest Services are your Rotorua pest control experts.


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