Rodent pest control GeelongPosted on April 26, 2017
You dirty Rat!
Rodents are famous for spreading disease and damaging property, and for this reason, rodent control should be a priority in all homes.
Here’s a few things to look out for:
Signs of Rodent infestation: Since rodents are more active at night, they are rarely seen so it always helps to recognize signs of their activity.
Faeces: Most people first realise they have a rodent problem by finding droppings or faeces in cupboards, behind fridges or dishwashers and around buildings.
Gnawing: Rodents constantly gnaw to keep their teeth from growing. Rats will gnaw to access your property or to get to food.
Gnawing on electrical wires in wall cavities and ceilings can lead to tripping fuses or even fire.
Pathways: Rats have a habit of using the same paths between their nests and food or water. Thermal insulation in ceilings often show evidence of pathways by pushed down greasy furrows from constant traffic.
Pathways can also sometimes be seen along fences in thick vegetation or gardens.
Rub marks: Along pathways, dark greasy rub marks appear from contact with the rodent’s body. We often see these marks in roof cavities over ceiling joists and electrical wiring.
Sighting: The sighting of live rodents is usually a sure sign of an issue. Seeing them during daylight hours may mean there is a large problem.
Noise: Rodent noises are generally heard at night or in quiet areas of the home. You’ll generally hear scratching, gnawing, or fighting. Baby rodents often squeak while in the nest.