If you've ever had a rat in your home, then you know that they are incredibly destructive pests.
They chew through wiring and insulation to build nests, which is not only unsafe but expensive to repair.
Rodents also carry diseases like Salmonella and Listeria, which are dangerous for humans.
If you find yourself with rats in your house or yard, don't panic! There are many ways you can get rid of them.
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Throughout history, Rats have adapted to live with humans, sharing our food and shelter. They are responsible for huge losses of food and transmit disease to humans. Being basically social animals, rats live in groups, in nests constructed of any soft materials available such as paper, fabrics and insulation.
Outdoors, they nest in burrows adjacent to waterways and under buildings, rubbish and palms. Indoors, they may construct nests in wall voids, in roof voids, under floors and even within stored foods.
Quite often, homeowners find a pile of empty snail shells, seed husks and stone fruit in their roof or sheds, indicating the presence of rats.
Because Rats cannot regurgitate, they are choosy about the food they eat.
It is illegal to keep or sell Rats in the state of Western Australia unless you have approval. They are also a major threat to the environment and public health, so rat control programs are common in urban areas.
In Perth, Rat infestation has been linked with several outbreaks of Rat-borne diseases including Rat Bite Fever (RBF) and Hantavirus.
Before we go on to discuss Rat control methods for Perth, let's examine a few types of rat infestation
Do you ever get the sense of something lurking in your home?
You think it might be an animal, but how do you know for sure?
Well if there are droppings and nests around then chances are that they have started to invade. If this is not enough evidence, Rats will often show up near water sources such as swimming pools or gardens since these areas represent good food resources.
Rats also tend to love nesting together so when a rat wanders into your garden (to look for some tasty plants), he'll work with other rodents who happen by on their search-and-destroy mission too!
Rats are one of the most disgusting pests you can come across.
They leave a strong musty smell on household items, and they produce tufts of hair which can be found all over your house or in your attic. Rats will chew through anything so if you're not careful, these furry creatures might get into important areas like wiring for example.
Not only that but rats also love to burrow anywhere moist; this makes them difficult to spot during the daytime because they primarily act at night time when humans sleep - ready to feed off us as much blood as possible!
The fast acting baits you get from the Rodent Control section at Bunning are usually RATSAK. While this might be ok for a single rat, It's rare they will be only 1 rat in your house.
Further adding to the problem, once a rat consumes these baits, they go for the nearest form of water. If you don't have a pool, then they will go for your aircon. They sometimes crawl up the drain tubes looking for water and die inside your aircon. Causing more costs for you and damage.
This is why Rat Removal the right way is so important.
Termipest guarantees the whole colony will be taken care of with slow-acting bait, which is more humane for rats and easier on you. The dominant rat may have territory over 8 or so houses, but Termipests' baits take into account that a single Rat might not eat it all in time before dying from exposure to their own poison - making sure your house won't go back infested if one of them dies too early.
If you see Rat droppings or Rat burrows (holes in the ground) around your home or yard, it's a good idea to get professional Rat removal services such as the exterminators at Termipest. You can get a free Rat Removal quote here.