Rodents, especially rats, have been long considered as one of the deadliest pest worldwide. These warm- blooded animals possess oversized front teeth and chew on anything causing great
damage, menace and wrecking havoc to homes
Rats and mice are primarily nocturnal creatures
and breed in highly unhygienic conditions in
areas such as sewers, rubbish dumps, etc. They reproduce rapidly and multiply fast.
They can be hard to catch because they are capable of squeezing through spaces that may seem small for them due to their soft cartilage. Other than physical damage caused by gnawing on electrical wiring, water pipes, wood, nibbling through food packaging etc.,
rodents also pose as a health hazard. They spread germs and diseases such as plague,
food poisoning, Weil's disease through their urine, droppings, saliva and their fur.
In Singapore common species found are:-
Norway or sewage rats – (Rattus Norvegicus)
Roof Rats – (Rattus Rattus Diardii)
House Mouse – (Mus Musculus)
Rodents are commonly found in sewers and drains and typically infest places with exposed rubbish or food. Any presence of food or spillage should be cleared and rubbish should
be tied in plastic bags and kept in bins with lids and covered. Proper housekeeping and cleanliness is imperative in keeping these pests off your premises.
Some possible signs of their presence include:
Black cylindrical shaped droppings
Damage caused by gnawing
Burrows in the ground
HOW CAN PRAGAS HUNTERS HELP YOU?
Pragas Hunters will conduct a thorough inspection to identify and locate entry points. Advice will be given accordingly to seal up access points to prevent further infestations.
Application varies from client to client but our professional formula & methodology does not change. A combination of baiting and trapping techniques are used in our rodent control programs. Our trained Hunters will strategically install the traps along likely areas of activity. Rodent monitoring stations and rodenticides may also be placed at potential areas to better assess the situation.
Ultimately, the key to managing rat infestation is to remove food sources and areas of harbourage. Food should be stored in proper containers with tight covers/ lids and the environment should be kept clean. Good refuse management must also be practiced. Proper sanitation and good housekeeping is essential for eliminating areas where rats can nest and breed. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you get rid of these pests!