Our buildings are ideal for rats/rodents because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice more rats/rodents inside buildings in the cooler months. home has been invaded by rodents best is to tend to it urgently. Areas infested by rats can be in high risks especially if you have children or pets. Any delay in controlling them can cause severe damage to your property and put a big hole in your wallet.

Effective rat/rodent control relies on knowledge of their foraging and nesting habits:

Common Habitat:

•       Underground burrows (Sewer rats).

•       Above ground such as attics, rafters, eaves, trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. (Roof rats).

•       Near to stored food (House mice).

Feeding Habit:

•       Omnivores – feed on plant and animal materials.

Living Behavior:

•       Active at night.

•       Gnaw to keep their continuously growing teeth short.

•       Can climb, jump, and swim very well.

Harmful Cause:

•       Spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine

•       Spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.

•       Cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.

•       Spoil and Contaminate food with their droppings, urine or fur.

Traditional poisons for rat/rodent extermination are in decline because of the development of safer anticoagulant rodenticides. There may be circumstances in which these single dose poisons are useful, for example where a quick knockdown is required because of disease risks or where anticoagulant baits are not effective. When considering these measures it is imperative that you enlist the services of professional rat/rodent removal operators to avoid harm. The choice of food will take into account feeding habits, and baits are placed so that they are inaccessible to children, pets and other non-target animals.

Adamz Pest Management set up a program to control rodents in a building and it's surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems. For more information, contact Adamz Pest Management and enquire about our professional pest and rat/rodent control services.