Rats live in close association with people in urban or suburban areas. They can be found in and around residences, cellars, warehouses, stores, docks and sewers. They can be spotted wherever suitable food, water and shelter are present. Rat’s nuisance in the premises can upset daily life and removing rats from the premises can be even more challenging.
The first step in good rodent control management program is always a quality inspection.
Since rodents are usually active at night, we can only look for rodent infestation during daytime to trace the activities of rodents. Personnel conducting an inspection should have the knowledge and skills in detecting signs of live or dead rodent. Rodent droppings are a strong indication of current or recent rodent activity. Cleaning & removal of food items reduce the rat population to a certain extent.
Traps should be placed along walls and in paths where rodent travel. If the rats are in a larger open area then a snap trap along bait is the most effective option of getting rid of the rats.
In certain commercial settings where food is processed, prepared or served use of glue traps is strongly recommended. Glue trap is a long tray filled with thick glue like substance. If the rat’s steps on it he will be trapped effectively. The rat and the glue trap can be disposed of together in the trash.
Bait can be used along with trapping to increase capture and kill.
Rodent proofing is a vital part of a complete rodent control program. The objective is to close all present and potential openings, which may serve as entries for rats and mice.
Annual maintenance contract is undertaken for large commercial premises, industrial buildings, malls and residential complexes.