Various Rodent Control Methods

Rodent Control

Rodents are annoying creatures that prefer living in residential properties. They love to hide in small holes which they make inside rooms and near fenced areas. If they are not controlled properly, they can give you a real hard time in compensating for the damage that they inflict. Rodents have a life span of one year, and the females give birth in four to seven phases, with each one consisting of a dozen offsprings.

Rodent control is very much needed in Melbourne as well as other cities in Australia to prevent mortal diseases and infections. Rodents like rats and mice love to feed on stored foods from your kitchen which can easily be contaminated. They love to be in areas where they can find a steady supply of food.

So how will you stop these filthy critters from bothering you?
  • You must cover your food properly and dispose the leftovers in a covered bin. Do not dump them in the backyard or compost, as these sites would then become attractive zones for the rodents. You must bear in mind that even the leftover foods of pets like bird seeds can attract rats. So any spilled food must be cleared away to make the place unsuitable for the critters.

  • Rats love hollow spaces, so seal or cover up any hole in and around your home. If it is not possible for you to seal some holes, you can cover them with screens to stop letting gnawers in. Rats and mice love chewing on literally anything and everything sharpen their teeth. So, remove any scrap wood and dirt from your premises.

  • The best way to keep rodents out is to organise your home & surroundings and keep them clean at all times. A messy area, or things piled upon each other can become a site for rodent activities.

  • When you are on the cleaning drive against rodents, make sure that you remove any stagnant water from your surroundings. Regularly sweep your sidewalk to remove any standing water.

  • The unwanted critters can be detected using specialised gadgets. These gadgets are easily available with pest control experts. Consider calling them to find and track the munching nuisances so that you can completely chase the latter out of your home. These professionals never use any poison that might get the rats killed and emit foul smell.

  • Due to the rapid reproduction among rodents, it is important to seek professional help to curb away infestation.

Remember, going according to these points will not only save you and your family from mortal diseases, but also protect your home & belongings from damage.

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