Having rodents in your home can be more than just annoying; they can cause extensive damage to your property and pass on diseases through contaminating food with their urine and feces.
Mice are omnivorous creatures and are good at adapting to local environments. They usually eat cereals and seeds and consume an average of 2-3 grams of food per day. They drink water but in many cases, they can survive without it by obtaining sufficient moisture from their foods. Mice generally have a lifespan up to 1 year, they reach sexual maturity in 6 weeks and can have as many as 8 litters per annum with the average litter size being about 5.
When rats have easy access to food, water and shelter they multiply at a fast rate and as they are creatures of habit will settle into your home year round. A single rat can eat 12kg of food in a year and deposit 25,000 droppings, they are often heard at night scurrying in the roof void or walls. Rats are omnivorous creatures and feed on fruits and vegetable as well as cereals and grains however, their teeth are constantly growing so to wear them down they will gnaw on hard materials like roof joists and walls, they will also chew through electrical cables and wires creating electrical fires. A significant characteristics of rats is that they are neophobic; which means they are very wary of new things and can take 4-5 days before they accept a new object into their environment. They prefer to live in small-enclosed spaces and get around by smell & touch, they’ll travel travel along wall or pipes and will become disorientated if an obstacle is placed in their path. Contrary to popular notion regarding rats being dirty, they are in fact very clean animals and spend up to 20% of their time in grooming. Rats usually take around 2 to 3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters per year with the average litter size being about 8.
There are many ways to control the population of rats. But one should use the professional method. Amateur DIY products may be a cost effective way to control rat problems in low risk areas. But professional rat control is required for areas that are seriously infested by rodents and also where there is a repeated infestation. Our experienced service technicians provide highly targeted treatment to deal with any rat problems and will advise on how to keep your home free of rats in the future. We offer effective innovative solutions to deal with rats and other pest problems in your home. Our service is fast, effective, reliable and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.