Rats are common pests that can cause significant property damage and transmit diseases. Effective pest control measures are necessary to eliminate rats and prevent infestations. Here are some steps typically involved in rat pest control:
Inspection: A thorough inspection is conducted to identify signs of rat activity and locate their nesting areas, burrows, and entry points. Common signs include droppings, gnaw marks, tracks, and grease marks along walls.
Exclusion: Sealing entry points and potential access areas is crucial to prevent rats from entering the premises. This involves inspecting and repairing gaps in walls, roofs, doors, windows, and utility pipes. Door sweeps and mesh screens can be installed to block entry points.
Sanitation: Good sanitation practices are important to remove potential food and water sources that attract rats. This includes storing food in sealed containers, properly disposing of garbage, cleaning up spills, and eliminating standing water.