Rats

2016 is the year of Rodent Plagues, don’t waste your time and money trying to control rodents yourself, get a Registered Pest Controller. Bay Pest Services has 28 years experience.

Early indications from the Department of Conservation (Doc) suggest that 2016 will be another beech mast year, in which seeds from flowering beech forests fall to the ground, attracting large numbers of rats and stoats.

Rats are pests in more than one way, chewing through building materials and wiring, eating and contaminating food, and are carriers of disease.

 

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. There are simple things you can do which can greatly reduce the chance of a Rat infestation. Keep all rubbish sealed and take it out anytime you throw food away. Avoid giving rats a reason to hang around your house. Also remember to seal up all the food in your house and keep everything in closed containers. If the food is left hanging out in the open it could attract rats or other pests.

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
Contact Bay Pest Services for a free quote and professional Rotorua Pest Control advice for Rat removal at your home or business.


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