Rats and Mice Transfer Diseases

Rat-RemovalRats and mice carry and pass on a number of harmful and sometimes deadly diseases. Both the droppings and the rodents themselves can be a major health hazard to humans.

Studies have shown that fleas were found in 100% of rats studied and harmful mites were found in 67% of rats. This shows that rats and mice pose a threat to our health and safety. Once rodents have been discovered in homes or business it is important to not only remove the rodent issue but to ensure that a clean up procedure is undertaken in order to remove any bacteria or diseases that will be present in the droppings and living spaces that they have occupied.

In some cases it is prudent to use a broad spectrum biocide spray that will kill the bacteria before cleaning. Always ask your pest control company for best practice procedures.

Rodent Call Outs Increase by 35% as Flood Waters Displace Rat Population

Pestguard has noticed a marked increase in calls regarding rat infestations in flood hit areas. The increase is anywhere between 30-35%.

Home owners need to be really aware that as the flood waters rise the rats and mice are being forced from there normal habitat and are finding their way into our homes and business through previously undiscovered access points. Rats carry a multitude of diseases that can be easily passed on through contact with affected water systems and infected rodents.

Take the time to check your homes and business premises for any sign of rodent activity. If found call a professional pest control service to ensure that all treatments and carried out in a professional and legal manner. Find out more.

Pestguard eMitter Rolling out Across the Country

eMitter Systems from PestGuard begins rolling out. We are seeing great interest in our new non-toxic and CRRU Compliant system of rodent control.

All industries can become immediately CRRU compliant with the installation of the eMitter System.