Rats are one of the manypests that affect human habitations and endanger not just a building but also its occupants. Apart from the fact that rodents are carriers of diseases that can be potentially fatal to humans, they are also ill-famous for their destructive feeding and nesting habits. And therefore, it is important to ensure that steps are taken to get rid of these pests the moment first sign of infestation is seen. Many people try to take care of the situation themselves and often fail, and so, the better option is to hire a professional residential pest control company for the job.
The first step of confirming whether there is only a single rat in the house or a full-blown infestation is a little difficult. This is because rats are experts in keeping themselves hidden and so it becomes difficult to assess how many rodents are present in a building. One of the more tell-tale signs of a rat infestation is the clear presence of dead or living rats, which indicates that the rat population has increased to the point of forcing them out in the open. Some other signs include rat droppings, rat tracks in the dirt along the walls, floorboards, lofts, attics, etc.As soon as you are sure there is some level of rodent infestation in your home or office, don’t delay further but consult a commercial pest control company that can advise you on the next steps.
Rats and mice are a big health hazard, and are known to be the carriers of some of the deadliest diseases like bubonic plague, listeria, salmonellosis, etc. They are also known to bite sleeping humans causing not just physical pain, but also rat-bite fever at times. No wonder then that a large number of commercial pest control companies have flourished in cities like Perth, where the climate is more conducive to pest infestation. However, before hiring any Perth pest control company, ensure that they come with the required expertise and experience in dealing with rodent infestation specifically. This is because, each pest has to be dealt with differently, and so if a technician uses generic methods of pest control instead of those meant specifically to eliminate rats, the problem could reoccur.
Rats are also fond of gnawing and chewing on a number of materials such as plastics, wood, wires, clothes, etc. As a result, they are harmful not just to our health but also property. In certain cases they bite through important wires and also destroy any important stored materials including food, papers, boxes, etc.