Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. “True rats” are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also referred to as rats, and share many characteristics with true rats.
Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size. Generally, when someone discovers a large muroid rodent, its common name includes the term rat, while if it is small, the name includes the term mouse.
Rats can serve as zoonotic vectors for certain pathogens and thus spread disease, such as plague, fever, leptospirosis, and viral infection and have long been considered deadly pests.
The Centre For Disease Control list nearly a dozen diseases directly linked to rats. Most urban areas battle rat infestations.
Rats have the ability to swim up sewer pipes into toilets. Places to look for rat infestations are around pipes, behind walls and near garbage cans. Effective rat control requires a professional help and you can rely on our experience to fight out this menace.
Rats cause a lot of contamination. One single rat equals more than 25000 droppings per year, which contain allergens that can cause acute allergic reactions.
Rats introduce secondary pests. Rats are also known to introduce other pests, such as fleas, mites and ticks into the premise, causing additional damage.
Even rats in the garden and outside can also present tremendous risk, particularly since those areas are visited by children and pets. It is extremely serious if rats are getting into your home even if they are not entering a direct living area. Any rat problem inside the home must be treated urgently. Large rat species such as Bandicoot rats can also damage plants with extensive burrowing activities.
Discovering rats in your home or business can be very distressing. Luckily there are ways you can deter rats and avoid an infestation. Proofing your home to deny them entry and removing easy access to food and water can really make a difference. Rats need easy and consistent access to a water source, even though they only drink between 15–60ml per day. They will eat almost anything.
And if a rat die inside your home or office, then it stinks so bad that you, your family and your guests would all be pissed off with the foul odour and in office it may prove to be devastating for your business.
Rodent proofing from Pest Act Pest Control is the first line of defence in rodent management strategy. Done both internally and externally, rodent proofing block all the most obvious and less obvious routes of entry for rats. We can install bristle strips to protect doorways and gap seals for doors and windows. Rat Management through Rodabox and glue traps have also been very successful.
Rats are well known to spread disease, damage property and contaminate food and animal feed. If they are able to gain entry into your home or business area, they can introduce other unwelcome parasites like fleas, lice and ticks.
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