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by Jason Neale
Take Care of Rodent Problems
When your neighbour has a rodent problem, it can be cause for concern. Rodents can spread to neighbouring properties, resulting in untold damages – from chewing the bottoms of doors to destroying the electrical system throughout the home.
To be safe, hire a pest control service to check for rodents at the same time as having your yearly pest treatment done for cockroaches, silverfish, ants and spiders. The check doesn’t take long. If there are any signs of rats or mice, baits can be laid to contain the problem.
Rodents have teeth that constantly grow called incisor teeth. This is why they gnaw all the time; it is a way of keeping them at a safe length. Rodents also like to use the same tracks all the time. They are known as creatures of habit. They have poor eye sight so they like to stay close to solid objects, such as skirting boards and walls.
Rodent Pest Control Treatment
When a professional pest controller does a treatment for rodents, they should do a thorough inspection of the property first. This will give the technician a good idea of where the rodents are coming in from. Then baits can be laid, and entry points can be blocked up. The blocking of entry points is usually done by the homeowner after the baits or traps have been positioned.
Baits are the most popular way to bring a rodent problem under control. But traps can also be set. Traps are used when there may be a problem behind a wall and the homeowner doesn’t want the rats or mice to die within the wall cavity. Traps have to be checked and eventually removed by the pest control company. There are different types of traps – from boxes to stick pads. Both work very well. The stick pads are generally used to catch rodents that are in hard-to-get places and where a box can’t be placed.
Understanding the Life Cycles and Habits of Pests
By hiring a professional company that understands the life cycles and harbouring habits of the many different types of pest throughout Australia, you will be assured of an effective solution to what could blow up into an infestation. Once an infestation takes hold, it can be very difficult to bring under control and may require a few visits from the pest company in order to get rid of the problem.
Pests – from cockroaches, silverfish to rodents – can all also carry germs, so it’s important to get rid of them as soon as possible. Cockroaches will find their way into food stored within our homes unless put away in sealed containers. One of the most effective ways to DIY pest control or to have a cheap pest control done would be to seal all food within an air tight container. Also, make sure that shelves and bench top surfaces are clean. The toaster is a big issue if not cleaned when being put away. Just shake the toaster over the sink to let crumbs fall out. If this isn’t done, the crumbs will end up falling out inside the cupboard it’s kept in and attracting pests likes cockroaches.
A professional pest control company would also give sound advice on any problem areas within the home. Hiring a pest technician that will take the time to explain why the particular home or office has a pest problem will help the owners bring it under control naturally. With most pest companies these days, environmentally friendly products are used. This means the treatment is safe for the whole family, including pets. Good advice from the technician will mean the home will stay pest free for longer.