Rat Infestations Cape Town are on the increase. Over population, poor storage practices combined with the excess harbourage caused by the cities constant growth allow Rodents to thrive. Cape Town Pest Control is fighting back to stop Rats from further infesting our beautiful city.
When we are talking about Rats, we are mainly talking about the Pest species of Rat such as Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus. These two are responsible for countless sleepless nights, stored goods damage and even electrical fires. Rat Infestations Cape Town pose a serious threat and professional help could just be the only way out.
Rat Infestations Cape Town deal with all aspects of Rodent Management:
When it comes to Rat Infestations Cape Town, there is more to them than just chucking down a bunch of bait and hoping for the best. There are so many factors that are important in maintaining a Rat free environment. In order to gain any level of control a multi faceted and complex approach is often required. This involves controlling all aspects that allow Rats to infest and thrive.
In order for Rats to inhabit any given property they need a few things to make their life easier. Remove these and with a bit of luck, the Rats will find a more suitable place to live that isn’t in your front or back yard.
Steps to take to prevent Rat Infestations Cape Town:
The reason for the Infestation:
There are countless reasons why Rodents such as Rats would inhabit a property. Food, water, harbourage are on the top of their priorities. From a professional stand point, one would have to inspect each element and remove or control it, once the reason is identified and removed, conditions would be less favorable and you will be one step closer to control.
Housekeeping: In a nutshell, ensure bins bin rooms are clean tidy and have fitted secure lids. A clear and routine schedule for waste removal should be in place. Food should never be left open, fruit from trees to be picked up daily as well as animal feed to be limited to daily feeding only.
Storage practices: Stored good should always be on palates raised from the ground. There should be a few inches gap between the goods, the floor and the wall. This helps with control and limited hiding and harbourage for already present Rats. No open foods, any unused open goods should be kept in sealed plastic containers. All old white goods to be disposed of or recycled and clear our cluttered rooms of junk. All efforts should be made to limit the availability of alternative food stuffs and harbourage. This helps prevent food contamination and damage by Rat Infestations Cape Town.
Rodent Proofing: Fit Brush strip or metal strips to doors. Gutter down pipes to be fitted with mesh preventing the Rats from climbing up. Trees should be trimmed and plumbing holes to be sealed properly. Preventing access to Rats may be the difference between a successful Rodent Control treatment or a failed attempt.
Rodent Control: Once a site has had an active Rat Infestation, the chances of a relapse are always higher. Rats leave a scent and no amount of cleaning will remedy this. By following the steps above you are one step closer to treating and preventing Rodent Infestations Cape Town. The last step in effective control is Baiting. Don’t take this likely, one has to use the correct bait for the correct situation. Different active ingredients and formulations have different effects of non target species. An environment analysis should be carried out to determine the negative effect caused by removing or minimizing a Rat population. Secondary poisoning by birds, domestic animals and other species that are dependent of rodents are also an important factor. Different baits, traps etc should be used with external factors in mind.
Rat Infestations Cape Town are always best carried out by professionals.
The above snippet of advice is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the successful treatment of Rat Infestations Cape Town. Its seems fine to do it your self until it all goes belly up. Please give us a call for free no obligation quotation for any and all of your structural pest exterminations and management.
Our Cape Town Pest Control staff are friendly and always willing to help where we can.