Rodents included are rats, mice. Rodents are considered as the Number 1 pest by mankind, since they are responsible for damage to his food at all stages from field to his dining table. They are also responsible for the transmission of dreaded diseases to man and damage to his property by way of gnawing which may result in short circuit and fire hazards. Being a mammal, rats are very intelligent and highly adaptable creatures. Rodent control or rat control is always a tough and challenging activity.
The rodent control strategy includes combination of:
- Proofing / Exclusion
To stop rodents from entering your structure we must seal all cracks, holes, openings under doors, building foundation, vents etc.
Do not use plastic sheeting, wood, or any material the rodents could gnaw through. Make sure doors, windows, and screens fit tightly. If not, cover the edges with sheet metal or ¼ galvanized mesh screen to prevent gnawing. Because rodents are excellent climbers, you must also seal any openings above ground level.
Our Rodent proofing programs consist of sealing all accessible entry ways where rodents mat be entering the structure ( roof eves, vents crawl space doors or any other openings). Round The Clock Pest Control will set traps in areas where children or pets can not reach. We will monitor these traps 2-3 times a week until rodents are controlled and will dispose of the captured rodents. This is done to avoid harsh odors from decaying rodents caught on our traps. Round The Clock Pest Control will continue to monitor these traps until we stop catching any rodents.
Round The Clock Pest Control gives a one year warranty on all the repair work that is preformed.
Round The Clock Pest Control also gives a three month Warranty on any new infestations that may occur do to rodents chewing on new areas and re-entering structure. (Going on a baiting service can prevent this from happening.)
The premises where baiting is not advisable, rat control glue boards and snap traps are used, where the rats are trapped and can be disposed off suitably. Thus, foul smell emanation from rats dying in inaccessible areas can be avoided.
After the rodent control exercise and initial cleanup operation, it becomes essential to prevent entry of rodents from the surrounding areas and also to stop movement of rodents within the structure. This calls for certain proofing measures, structural additions and fixed mechanical barriers to check entry and movement. The details of pest control are provided after a thorough inspection at the time of the initial inspection.
Rodent control baits are based on second generation single dose anti coagulant Bromadiolone. This bait does not require prebaiting and is accepted readily by rats and do not cause secondary poisoning.
Rat Control Bait Station Boxes
The baits are placed in bait boxes which are strategically located at places frequented by rodents. Regular visits are made to replenish the bait and monitor rodent activity. Dead rodents, if any, are collected and disposed off.
The premise should be cleaned regularly to stop these rodents. Weeds, Garbage in and out of a building must be cleaned. Food spilt on ground must be cleaned to avoid rodents from feeding. Store items off the ground so you do not attract rodents and to make rodent detection easier. Pets food must not be left out and stored in metal containers.
No matter where you live in the world, rats will be there!! Rats have a role in the spread of many human pathogens, heightened by to their close association with humans. Rats consume and contaminate food and animal feed. They also damage containers and packaging materials in which foods and feed are stored. Rats cause problem by gnawing on electrical wires and wooden structures (doors, ledges, in corners, and in wall material) and tearing up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. Rats damage buildings by gnawing through walls, pipes, ducts, and electrical wires – often causing fires. They eat and urinate on food and can carry dangerous pathogens and parasites.
How does this affect the public?
Rats can destroy or contaminate food supplies. Rodent feces and urine are a source of gastrointestinal diseases such as Salmonellosis or E-coli infections, and respiratory diseases such as Hantavirus. The rat flea has been an important agent of transmission for Plague and Murine typhus.
Signs of Rats
- Scratching noises in walls or under the floor
- Rats drop dark, tapered droppings about 3/8″ – 9/16″ long.
- Distinctive smell – strong smell in enclosed areas.
- Damage to property
- Ripped food packaging
- Burrows – rats will dig burrows.
Tips and Trick to Control Rat in California
1. Eliminate Food Sources
- Remove defective refuse cans.
- Provide a sufficient amount of refuse cans. A 32 gallon container with a tight fitting lit is best.
- DO NOT LITTER. Be sure garbage in secure in container and not on the ground.
- Drain and wrap garbage before disposing.
- Remove pet food immediately and clean up animal waste.
2. Eliminate Water
- Keep all drains covered and secure.
- Make sure hoses are not leaking.
- Get rid of any standing water in yard.
- Fix any defective pipes or drains.
3. Eliminate Rodent Hiding Places
- Get rid of junk, lumber, old boxes, discarded appliances chairs or bedding on the ground or under porches.
- Remove abandoned vehicles.
If you are in need of service, please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Mice are rodents which cause eat and damage more than 20% of the food produced worldwide. They contaminate the food with their urine, droppings and fur. They also carry many diseases like Bubonic plague and typhus.In the absence of their natural predators in cities, their population increases very quickly. Mice chew electrical and phone cables and also responsible for fires.
How to control Mice?
Good quality hygiene and food storage techniques are supportive in reducing problems with house mice. Mice are able to live in such a small nesting location and survive on minute amounts of food. Sanitation alone will not usually remove a presented plague.
Mice nourish on an extensive selection of foods but favor seeds and breakfast cereal grains. They also are attached to foods high in fat and protein for instance nuts, bacon, butter and sweets. Mice are nibblers and may possibly make 20-30 visits to diverse food places every night.
Mice may possibly pollute your food supply with its feces. House mice chew all the way through electrical wiring, causing fires and failure of freezers, clothes dryers and further domestic devices.
To get rid of house mice
- Seal all openings through which they can enter a structure.
- Close up cracks and openings in a structure and openings for water pipes, and vents..
- Doors, windows and screens should fit firmly.
- All food items that are stored or used should be made mouse proof. Desiccated grain and meat items should be stored in glass jars or other sealed containers.
- Take away water sources that attracts pests, for this course; revamp permeable roofs, faucets, pipelines and electrical devices, clean drains and downspouts, direct water away from the home.
Mice are creative breeders, producing 6-10 litters constantly all over the year.
The maximum industry defeat from mice is not due to how greatly they eat, but what must be thrown out because of spoiled or polluted product.
Food, garments, equipments, books and lots of other family items are infected by their droppings, or damaged by their nibble.
House mice bite all the way through electrical wiring, causing fires and breakdown of freezers, garments dryers and supplementary appliances.
Mice also can put out diseases and viruses, especially salmonellosis (bacterial fare poisoning) when food is impure with unhygienic and polluted rodent feces.