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Rats and mice in your home are a serious pest problem. Any rodent problem should be treated immediately as they can cause significant damage to electrical wiring, fixtures, books, furniture, even appliances. They have even been implicated in causing house fires after chewing through electrical cables. Rodents spread disease to humans and other animals through their bite, by transporting fleas, lice, mites and ticks, and by leaving their droppings in food and other materials that humans contact.
It is difficult to treat rodents on a “once off” basis. Rodent control is mainly about “perimeter protection” i.e. placing tamper proof rodent bait boxes around the perimeter of your property. A once off treatment with loose bait or temporary placement of rodent bait boxes will work for up to three months. Ongoing replenishment should be at least every six weeks.
The rodenticide bait (poison) is in solid, paste, powder or liquid form. Most of these rodenticides take effect between two and eight days.
If you live in an environmentally sensitive area, you should insist on a “multi–feed” rodenticide. It takes longer to work, but limits the secondary effects on owls or other animals, that may eat a dead rodent.
Rats and mice breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. If you have seen a rat in your home take action immediately - contact Solid Hygiene Solutions today!