Rodent Control Services from Killem
Rodents damage stored food items, destroy articles and can transfer deadly diseases to humans.
Here’s what you can do about Rodent problems:
Signs and Symptoms of Rodent Infestation Problems
- Hearing squeaks and other similar noises. If you have rats and mice in your home then you are likely to hear squeaks, rustling, and scampering sounds as they move about and nest. These noises are often more evident at night.
- Finding rodent teeth marks where rats and mice have been nibbling marks on items such as food boxes, food, or containers are telltale signs of rodents. Wood is a favourite but rodents can chew on all sorts of materials, which includes electrical wires that can cause electrical fires. On wood, newer teeth marks are lighter coloured with old marks turning darker with age.
- Finding nests often built from soft, fuzzy, or warm materials, such as fabric, furniture stuffing, shredded paper, grass, and twigs, and create nest in sheltered places like boxes, cabinets and closets, walls, even spaces between ceilings and floors.
- Finding grease marks as mice can often squeeze through gaps as small as a quarter of an inch in size. When they do, they often leave greasy smears. Marks left by mice are fainter than ones left by rats. If you find large greasy smears, you may have a rat infestation.
- Finding Holes in food packaging as rodents will nibble on anything they can smell, including boxes and bags of pasta, rice, beans, and grain products. Dog food bags are also prime rodent magnets especially for rats who like the meat like smell.
How we can get rid of Rodents for you
Electronic mouse repellents operate under the idea of using high-frequency sounds to drive mice away from food sources and nesting grounds within human homes.
The theory of ultrasonic repellents is to create a sound irritating to rodents, but yet at a frequency out of the range of human hearing.
Traditional snap traps often known as spring loaded-bar mousetraps are available and widely used. These can be placed on pathways that rodents travel along and bait such as food or nesting material can be used. When the spring mechanism is triggered, a metal bar snaps and kills the rodent.
Classic snap traps are usually used to kill mice within homes. For the best results, traps should be set near to walls with the trigger plates facing the wall.
Glue boards may be effective, as well. If placed properly, the mice should become caught in the glue and unable to free themselves.
Zapper traps lure mice into enclosures before delivering a lethal electric shock. These are more costly than the other two traps and require batteries.
Rodenticides are poison baits and should be used in areas where domestic animals and children cannot access them
For protection against accidental poisoning, use tamper-resistant bait stations that hold the baits in place and keep children and pets out.
- Similarly cracks, holes and crevices should be sealed with steel or concrete.
- Open areas around pipes, gas lines and dryer vents should also be sealed.
- Human food should be kept in glass or metal containers with tight lids.
- Waste bins should be sealed.
- Countertops, sinks and kitchen floors must be kept clean, and all possible entry points should be sealed.