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Rat Control & Removal

Rat Control & Removal

Rats and rodents are nasty indeed, and we have been hearing it since the time we used to read those horror stories! Indeed, you can check the population of some creatures all by yourself. Still, for infestation like rats or rodents, there's no other option in hand than to call up a professional and execute proper eradication procedure. 

How To Spot a Rat Infestation?

Rats are nocturnal animals; thus, it is quite evident that you will not see them very frequently since the time they are out of their holes is the time you get under that blanket. As a result, you see the symptoms of their existence, such as the rat droppings and chewed bits of furniture or wiring, will reveal their presence much before you get to see them. Deciding whether it was a rat or a mouse is, however, daunting. The most common way is to find out the tracks followed by a tail in dust over the floor. Mice infestation is indeed a serious issue, but at the same time, rats are even more dangerous. The worst thing about these rats is that their teeth are strong enough to chew through aluminum, and there remains a fear of the spread of several diseases. 

When you see smears on the walls, that's another way to identify their presence. It basically occurs from the oil on the rat's fur as they run their skin against the walls. You would certainly not like to encounter a rat, but in case if you do, be a little careful since this isn't a pretty sight either. Also, protect yourself so that they don't bite you. Getting bitten by a rat would welcome diseases as well as give you pain at the same time. 

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How to Get Rid of a Rat Infestation

The best way to get rid of rats is to ensure that they don't find any food source every time they take a visit to your place. Although these rats don't leave out anything and they can bite anything and everything, the essential thing that would need to sustain is none other than foods. Therefore, make sure that you store the foods inside the cupboard as well as keep away the bins and rubbish bags away. Rats usually do not prefer to thrive around neat and clean places. Thus, the cleaner, the better! Maintaining good hygiene is extremely important, and it can lower their population, at least to some extent. 

A few ways you can keep these pests away is by clearing the blocked drains on an immediate basis, maintaining a well-kept garden with all the bushes cleared, and removing the sources of water from the ground level. If at all, these things don't work, calling an expert in the left-out option you have! 

Poisoned baits could be a way out! You can keep a rat poison, and that is going to work for sure! However, you need to hold on your patience for at least 2-3 nights before it does its wonder. Consequently, it is vital to ensure that the kids are away from these baits. 

Know Your Enemy

A group of rats together is a "mischief," and you are sure to hate it. The "Common Rat" is the most regular form of rats found in Britain, and they have seriously made it a matter to bother over there. Rats generally have long tails and noses, meant for maintaining the body balance and temperature, and they haven't left anything to chew, be it cable wires or earphones. 

No matter how much you try, it is still difficult to control the population of these creatures! It is because each female rat produces six litters in a year, and they again give rise to half a dozen baby rats. Therefore, the best way is to keep food sources away from their reach and call a professional to carry out the control procedures and remedial steps as soon as you discover an infestation. 

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Rat Control Cape Town: Deratization of Rat Plague in SA

Rodents are one of the most common pests. For this reason, the deratization and control of the plague of rats have become a common task today. Within our pest control service at Pest-control.co.za, we offer you maximum professionalism and efficiency in rodent control. Our rat control Cape Town and Southern Suburb services are always open for your residential and commercial buildings.

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Rodent Control:

In SA, we differentiate three main rodent specials. Since the very typical infestation of rats in urban areas or industrial areas:

Common rat:
Common or sewer rats - The common rat infestation is characterized by a flat snout and small ears. At the same time, it has a thick body and the length of its tail is no longer than the head and body.

Their favorite foods are cereals and they usually live in the land where they burrow. Although sometimes they climb. They consume about 30 grams of food a day and need about 60 ml of water daily. Each of their litters has between 7 - 8 copies, and they have between 3 and 6 litters a year.

Detecting the presence of rats early can prevent them from reproducing in spaces where they can cause real problems. For example the sewer. The extermination of rats/mice is highly dependent on their early detection.

Black rat:
Black or ship rat - Identifying the black rat can be summarized in seeing all the opposite characteristics than in the previous case. Its snout is pointed, it has large ears, a slender body, and a tail that is longer than its head and body.

Among the favorite foods of the rat, plague is fresh fruit. It is an agile species that climb often. It is rare that they make burrows and it is difficult to find them outside. They consume approximately 15 grams of food a day and need 15 ml of water daily.

Annually, they have between 3 and 6 litters, each one of them can be formed by between 5 and 10 copies. For this reason, it is necessary to spray rats, preventing them from reproducing. Hitman Pest Control is specialized in providing black rat control Cape Town and Southern Suburb service.

Common mouse:
Common mouse - This pest is characterized by having a small head and legs. While it has large ears and eyes.

Cereals are one of their favorite foods and they usually live in the land where they can make burrows or nests.

They are able to climb easily. They eat about 3 grams of cereals daily. They can survive without consuming water, although they drink 3 ml a day at most. Each year they have between 7 and 8 litters, each consisting of between 4 and 16 specimens.

Signs you have a rat and rodent infestation problem:

- Faeces: Probably the clearest sign that you have a rodent control problem. If they are bright and white, it is because they are stools from a few hours ago, so the rodents are still alive, so opt as soon as possible to spray rats. Hitman Pest Control is a renowned rat exterminator in Cape Town that is keen to solve your rat control issue.

- Footprints: If you have identified signs that you might have a problem with a rat and mouse infestation, it is time to shine a flashlight at an oblique angle to see if there are footprints in the surface dust. How to identify them? Mouse tracks are small, whereas the common rat tends to tread with its paw pads and the black rat mainly supports its toes. You can contact Hitman for getting rat control Cape Town service if you find any of such signs.

- Damage: It is quite easy to identify recent damage to structures and tissues caused by rodents if we do not try to spray rats in time. First of all, freshly gnawed wood is lighter in color. At the same time, damage to recently stored goods indicates current infestation, but damage to materials, paper, etc. in many cases they do not allow to determine if there is recent activity. To stay away from further damage, you need to hire a rat specialist in Cape Town.

- Routes: The routes normally used by rat infestations in vegetated places can be easily seen if the vegetation is not overgrown. If you find such a route, then you should take steps by getting rat removal Cape Town services.

Signs of the rat infestation:

- Stains: Stains are caused by rodents' body fat rubbing against objects or solid surfaces. It is important to be attentive to this point since the combination of its fat together with dirt and urine can form "vertical accumulations", something that will indicate that we are facing a large infestation of rodents.

- Holes or gaps: If you have managed to locate their burrow and you see that there are dust and cobwebs, it will be an indicator that the plague of rats or mice no longer uses that shelter.

- Rodents: These placental mammals are nocturnal, which is why it is very difficult to see them during the day. If you see any rats or mice in daylight hours it may be because the infestation is really serious, that their shelters have been disturbed, or that they need food. In these cases, it is very important to spray rats as soon as possible for their extermination.

Some quick signs of a rodent problem:

- Gnaw marks on walls, baseboards, or furniture.
- Scratching or gnawing noises in the walls.
- Shredded or gnawed packaging or containers.
- Nesting materials such as paper, hay, or fabric.
- Damaged products.
- Presence of feces or urine stains.
- Outdoor burrows on the property or in the surrounding area.

Exterminate rodent infestation of rats and mice:

There are various methods that we can use to exterminate rats and mice. Although each case involves different measures. The ways to control rodents is by using solid baits - in paste, granules, grain or blocks - or liquids, contact products such as gels or foams, trapping products or materials (viscous or mechanical traps), and, finally, gases.

Security must always be present when exterminating any type of rat infestation. Therefore, adequate protection must be taken into account according to the type of rodenticide chosen.

It is important to carry out a deratization treatment since rodents transmit diseases such as Salmonella, Trichinosis (associated with rats), Plague, Weil's disease, and other diseases such as bite fevers, murine typhus, Lyme disease, and Hantavirus. You must be keen about your health and thinking is there any rat control Cape Town service near me? Yes, Hitman is there to help you out.

Professional deratization:

The most effective methods to permanently kill rats and mice can only be offered by experts in the field. At pest-control.co.za, we propose a 100% safe and effective deratization to definitively end your rodent problems.

Contact our rat pest control and fumigation company if you want more information about our services. Be aware of the importance of spraying rats if you suspect they may be invading your property. Your health and protection is the main goal of our rat control Cape Town and Southern Suburb services.

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