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Rats & Rodents Control Services
Rats & Rodents Control Services
Rats & Rodents Control Services

Rats & Rodents Control Services

Rodents (from Latin order “to gnaw”) are mammals with a single pair of continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws. They are found in all continents except Antarctica. There are brown rats, black rats, and house mice, which are so famously found in and around us, eating and spoiling food stored by humans. The most commonly known and seen rodents are mice and rats. Rodents generally have well-developed senses of smell, hearing, and vision. Some also move out at night and visit with the help of enlarged eyes.

 

Sanitization

Sanitization is the process by which most microorganisms (whether or not pathogenic) on wounds, clothing, or hard surfaces, are destroyed through chemicals or heat.

 

Habitat / Nests

The teeth of rats grow 12.5cm per year. Water and food are essential requirements for all living beings. Rats can survive without food for a week, and without water, they can stay only for three days. Their feeding times are generally from dusk to dawn. They can gnaw through a wide variety of materials, including lead sheets, aluminum cinder, and even bricks, to make an entry into a building.

 

Rat Life Cycle

Rats-Life-cycle

Rodents are prolific breeders, highly adaptable, and versatile feeders. They breed 4 to 6 times a year. A pair of rats can make 800 rats in a year, and the population of rats is six times more than the population of human beings.

 

Rat and Rodent Control

Rats and Rodents can be controlled using any one of the techniques:

  • Traps
  • Gassing
  • Proofing
  • Contact Dust and Gels
  • Prevention

 

Indicators for the Presence of Rodents

If you notice the following, it is time to call the RPA Pest Control Services team for treatment and control of Rats and Rodents.

  • Rat holes
  • Scraps
  • Rat droppings
  • Foot or tail marks
  • Pet excitement
  • Rat urine or marks
  • Disappearance of bait
  • Scratching noises in walls or under the floor

 

Diseases

Rats transmit at least 35 types of infectious diseases to human beings. Some of them are given below:

  • 1. Rats bite infants in their cribs as the smell of milk and other baby food on the infant attracts the rats looking for food.
  • 2. Plague: Domestic rats or rats found in houses are the most common plague reservoir. This disease is carried by rats and transmitted by fleas while sucking blood.
  • 3. Hantavirus – a potentially deadly virus transmitted via rat urine. It has various symptoms, but those infected get very ill very quickly.
  • 4. Bubonic plague – transmitted via the fleas that find their homes on rats and is the disease that nearly wiped out most of humanity during the dark ages. Even though there are treatments, it is still a severe disease.
  • 5. Rat-bite fever – a disease in the saliva of a rat that is transmitted via the bite. It can cause symptoms such as fever and vomiting and progress to severe skin inflammation.
  • 6. Rickettsial disease – a few disorders fall into this category and come from the fleas and parasites found in rats. They include two different types of typhus and spotted fever.
  • 7. Leptospirosis – a bacterial disease that can range from aches and pains to fevers and more severe symptoms such as bleeding in the lungs and kidney failure. It can even lead to meningitis.

 

Rats cause the above diseases and introduce other pests, such as fleas, mites, and ticks, into the premise, causing more damage to health and property. To prevent and protect our precious life and property, it is essential to call for a licensed, trained rats control service provider who can not only treat the present situation of rats in your residential and commercial places but also control the menace around you. A rat pest control service provider is a MUST.

 

Damage to Property

  • Rats feed on grains and contaminate more than 20 times that they consume with their feces, urine, hair, and sometimes with their dead bodies. Daily, a rat sheds 5 lakh hairs,15-25 ml of urine, and 25 -150 pellets of feces.
  • As rats gnaw into anything, tons of food grain gets spoiled.
  • Rats damage the foundation of buildings, thus weakening the structures and causing a threat to the life of human beings.
  • Rats can chew the plastic insulation around the wires, thus exposing the wires, which can lead to short circuits, malfunction, or the risk of fire in the premises or building.
  • Rats can also dig into your gardens and feed on the newly planted crops in your fields. They can cause massive damage to your plants before they flower or crops before the harvest. They can dig deep into the ground anywhere on your property to make their nests.

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