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Pest Control with the Smart Solutions for You

January 9, 2020

Just like pigeons, rats transmit various diseases such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever and salmonella. Their droppings are also harmful to our living environment. Rats are smart go-getters who adapt easily. They eat just about anything and can get through pretty narrow slots. Now learn more and come up with the solutions available.

Causes for rats in the house

Rats are masters of finding food in your house. They are pulled by open garbage cans, food scraps and compost heaps, but also by food that has been flushed down the toilet. They enter through pipelines, electrical lines, elevator pipes and cracks in the wall. If a rat finds a warm home, he usually makes himself comfortable in the attic, where he builds a nest. The arrival of a professional fighter is always advisable.

Anti-rat measures

If you have spotted a rat in your home, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. Rats can do enormous damage. They go through everything that gets in their way with their sharp, strong teeth. You can do the following:

Close the access roads to the house. All possible entry points for rats must be thoroughly investigated and sealed off. Cracks in the door for example, or holes in the windows or walls, ventilation points and drainage systems. You can barricade holes with mesh, and close the sewer access with kickback protection.

The rats do not provide food. This means that you avoid flushing food, do not throw food scraps on the compost heap, keep the trash can tightly closed and do not leave any food for pets.

Purchase a cat. This is an age-old way to combat rat plagues. A little cat catches your rat with pleasure.

Install a rat trap. These work the same as mouse traps. The rats are lured with bait, and killed when the trap closes.

An animal-friendly trap: This allows the rat to be caught alive. The disadvantage: the rat must be left far away from home otherwise it will be back soon. And from then on he knows where he should not go.

Rat poison: Very effective, but not really animal friendly. And be aware that this can also cause life-threatening health problems to children and pets. So avoid them at all times.

Mice

Just like rats, mice come for stored food. They differ little from rats in behavior and characteristics. They are very resistant, adapt easily and multiply quickly. They feed on everything they find in the kitchen, such as nuts, pies, cheese, grains and also insects. You can recognize the presence of mice by small, black cobbles, traces of cables and furniture, and sticky urine residues on the floor. Mice are therefore notorious disease spreaders.

Fighting mice

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Mice are fought in the same way as rats. What matters is that you block access routes and make food sources inaccessible.

Cockroaches

These animals are feared visitors to the kitchen, and not without reason. They contaminate food and transmit dangerous diseases. Immediately take an outbreak very seriously. Prompt action is required. The most common cockroaches in this country are the German and American cockroaches. Males are brown and females black. They are particularly resistant. They would, for example, be perfectly capable of surviving an explosion of an atomic bomb. Cockroaches are nocturnal animals that live in a dark, moist environment. They are omnivores that thrive on rotten food.