Rodent Removal Service

Rodents can cause considerable damage to property, including chewing through wiring and insulation, which can lead to expensive repairs and even potential fire hazards. Rodents like rats and mice can also spread disease and contaminate food sources with their droppings and urine, posing a threat to human health. To protect your home or business from the potential damage that rodents can cause, it is important to take preventative measures. This could include sealing up any potential entry points and eliminating food sources.

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Understanding the Behavior of Rodents

Rodents are attracted to warm and cozy places with easy access to food and water. They can enter your home through even the tiniest of holes and cracks, and they are particularly active at night. Rodents are also known for their rapid reproduction rates, which means that a small problem can quickly turn into a large infestation if left unchecked.

Signs of Rodent Infestations

Some common signs of a rodent infestation include:

  • Gnaw marks on wood, plastic, or electrical wires
  • Droppings around your home, particularly in dark corners or behind furniture
  • Chewed-up food packaging
  • Scurrying noises in your walls or ceiling
  • Nests made from shredded paper, fabric, or other materials

If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action right away to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Types of Rodents

Rodent infestations can be a significant problem for homeowners and businesses alike. To effectively deal with these pests, it's essential to recognize the signs of an infestation. Some common indicators include:

  1. Droppings: Small, dark faecal pellets are often found in areas where rodents are active.
  2. Gnaw marks: Teeth marks on furniture, wires, and walls are a sign of rodent activity.
  3. Nesting materials: Shredded paper, fabric, or insulation are often used by rodents to build nests.
  4. Noises: Scratching or scurrying sounds in walls or ceilings may indicate rodents are present.
  5. Tracks: Tiny footprints or tail drag marks can be found in dusty areas where rodents travel.

Health Risks Associated with Rodents

Diseases Spread by Rodents

Rodents can carry and spread various diseases, including:

  1. Hantavirus: A respiratory disease transmitted through rodent droppings, urine, and saliva.
  2. Salmonellosis: A bacterial infection transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated by rodent faeces.
  3. Rat-bite fever: A bacterial illness spread through bites or scratches from infected rodents.

Damage to Property

In addition to health risks, rodents can cause significant damage to property, including:

  1. Structural damage: Rodents can chew through walls, insulation, and even electrical wiring, potentially causing fires.
  2. Contamination: Rodent droppings and urine can spoil food and contaminate surfaces, leading to health hazards.

Preventive Measures for Rodent Infestations

The best way to deal with a rodent problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some effective prevention methods:

  • Seal All Entry Points

    Rodents can enter your home through even the smallest of holes and cracks. To keep them out, it's important to seal all entry points. This includes gaps around pipes, vents, and windows, as well as cracks in your foundation and walls. You can use caulk, steel wool, or foam insulation to seal these gaps.

  • Keep a Clean Home

    Rodents are attracted to food and clutter. To keep them away, it's important to keep a clean home. This means cleaning up spills and crumbs right away, storing food in airtight containers, and keeping your home free of clutter.

  • Remove All Food Sources

    Rodents need a steady source of food to survive. To discourage them from entering your home, it's important to remove all food sources. This means cleaning up your kitchen every night, taking out the trash regularly, and not leaving pet food out overnight.

Professional Rodent Pest Control

If you've tried DIY methods without success or if the infestation is extensive, it's time to enlist the help of a professional pest control company. Professionals possess the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to effectively handle rodent infestations.

How to get rid of rodents


The first step is to inspect your property thoroughly to identify the type of pest and the extent of the infestation


Once they have identified the extent of the infestation, they will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.


Based on the findings, your pest control technician will also advise you on how to prevent future bed bug infestations.

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