Judging by the amount of calls I have been getting lately I think it is already here .
Thought I might share the Six Tips for for Rodent control from my Training Days .
1) CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR THE JOB
- the problem you are experiencing - Rat or Mice - Baits are different .
- how bad is the problem , is it indoors or outdoors , sanitation conditions are kids and animals present.
- an inspection of the premise is required to find the problem areas and what species is involved .
- place the bait or traps where rats and mice will find them,usually along there runways or where droppings are found
- Rodents are climbers & can travel along pipes,beams and false ceilings.
- a common mistake is not putting out enough bait to control the Rats and Mice , not putting out enough and they will reproduce and the problem will start over again.
- For mice spacings need to be at 2-5 metre intervals and Rats at 5-20 metre intervals.
- Baits need to be kept fresh and spoiled or rancid bait needs to be replaced .( I do offer a rebait program)
- bait needs to be kept up to the problem until the problem is fixed .
- with bait , the Label is law and must be followed. Bait should not be left in the open where kids & other animals can access it , even the stuff you can buy over the counter yourself .
- Most shop bought bait is different to what i use , call me and I will explain the difference .
- when using rodent baits and traps,place them in tamper resistant bait stations if children,pets & other animals are present .
- bait stations need to be placed along runways with the entry holes next to the wall ..
- reduce the chances of having a severe or persistent rodent problem by applying rodent proofing measures such as plugging holes .
- get rid of the rodent's food and water,whenever possible.
- Store food in container's
- clean up the problem area by getting rid of clutter, disrupting the rodent's environment stresses them and may send them scurrying.