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Giant rodents eats 3 month old baby girl.





It really saddens me when I think of how a mother could take one of her two twins out to a nightclub while the other twin is at home all alone while been eaten alive by rodents.


Even though this has not happened in Australia we still have a duty of care to protect our own children and other misfortunate adults.
What are some ways that you can protect your premises from rodents taking up a nice cozy spot in your humble abode.


1) Remove any debris which is on or around your home as rodents love to hide in the debris as it gives them shelter.

2) Put all rubbish from inside out each day and always make sure that your council bin is secure and away from the entry points of your home.

3) After your pet has finished eating and drinking put their food bowl and water bowl away.

4) Cut all shrubs, vines and tree branches that are over hanging on your home, by doing this you will take away their run paths.

5) Inspections both internally and externally to see if there are any holes or gaps which will need to be sealed as these holes or gaps are entry points for rodents.

6) Make sure that after each meal you clean up so there is no food source for rodents.



If you are having issues with rodents you should always contact a professional who will use the appropriate rodent bait and will install rodent bait boxes where needed.


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Link is curtesy of 9MSN http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/giant-rats-eat-threemonthold-baby-alive-in-johannesburg-after-mother-went-out-partying/news-story/b387bd9516b75c5e28172c1d19847c5e

What is IPM?


What is IPM?
What is IPM?


What is IPM?


IPM is also known as Integrated Pest Management and any good pest controller will implement this technique in every job that he carries out.


So what is it and how does it work?


It all starts with a call that you make to us here at Redline Pest Control, your customer service agent will ask you a few questions and then will listen to your pest concerns and advise you of the appropriate pest treatment. When the technician arrives at your home the technician will inspect, identify and treat the pest which is in your home. The technician will also advise you on tips on how you can prevent pest from entering your home.


What are the basic rules when it comes to Integrated Pest Management?


Any pest company that has good values and care about the needs of their client will use IPM which consist of 5 basic rules which are:


  1. Inspection – Each technician from Redline Pest Control will go around your premises and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests.
  2. Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which they have found around your premises.
  3. Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your premises.
  4. Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your premises.
  5. Evaluation – Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in your premises.


What can you do once pest control has been carried out on your premises?


We have the big 4 things you can do in and around your home to help prevent pests from residing in your home.


Eliminate Entry Points:


Pests don’t need an invite to set up their home in your premises. Go around your premises and find any cracks and crevices and seal them up with some sealant. Fix any broken windows, tiles on your roof, flyscreens and any other items on your premises. If your home is an older home fix any repairs on the foundations.


Home Maintenance:


Set a day of the week where you have your big clean up where you are dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping. You wouldn’t believe it but pest actually love dust, food scraps and other particles that they can find. Remove any clutter that is in your home as this gives the pests a place to hide themselves away and start breeding.


Landscaping Maintenance:


Always do mini makeovers in your yard by mowing on a regular basis, pruning trees and bushes. Remove any dead branches and logs.


Eliminate Water And Food Sources:


After preparing food in your kitchen always tidy up and wipe away crumbs and spilt liquids. Put your pet bowl away once they have finished eating and at the end of the night tip their water out and turn upside down. By eliminating water and food source the pest have no reason to set up home in your premises.


Further Reading:

What is IPM?

What is the Integrated Pest Management and how can you implement this system in your home.

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

What is IPM?