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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When we talk about rodents to our clients some are often confused as most people don’t associate the word rodents with mice and rats. Rodents also include hamsters, Guinea pigs, porcupines, prairie dogs and beavers.
So why did rodents pick my home?
When we think about the reasons people get rodents we start to wonder how dirty people are. That is not the case though. We get calls all the time from clients who has rodent issues and they have the cleanest homes.
Where there is warmth, shelter and a food source rodents can pop up in anyone’s home. Pet food, pet waste, bird aviaries, heavy foliage, and bird feeders are all attractants for rodents.
Rodents love to set up their nest in warm environments.
Rodents love to have adequate shelter so they can reproduce and have somewhere to sleep.
Having a food source can lead rodents to enter your home, garbage, pet food, pet poop that hasn’t been cleaned up, high vegetation, cleaning up bird aviaries, if you have fruit trees pick up rotting fruit, removing water sources such as pet bowls, bird baths and other sources that you may have.
What can you do to prevent rodents?
Go around the outside of your home cut down any trees which are overhanging on your property, get into the garden and prune any shrubs and vegetation.
After you feed your pet pick up their bowl and wash it, at the end of the day put your pets water away.
Take your bin out at the end of each day.
Wash up, sweep/mop floors and wipe benches down each day.
Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
Remove any debris around your home so there is no hiding spaces for rodents.
With spring comes nice warm weather and with that so does pest of all sizes whether it be your cockroaches right down to your wasps.
So what is involved in a residential pest control Sydney?
There is many different treatments to suit every client’s needs. Each home is different whether it would be the size of the house or experiencing different pest invading your premises.
German Cockroach Treatment:
With a German cockroach treatment the technician will firstly inspect your premises to see the threshold of German cockroaches which are in your premises. The technician will then do a skirting board spray and place gel in appropriate places such as cupboard door hinges, microwave, fridges/freezers, washing machines and other electrical appliances.
For German cockroach treatments a Redline Pest Control customer service agent will ask you what rooms you are seeing the German cockroaches in and how many you are roughly seeing each day. The customer service agent will then determine the level of infestation by your answers and will recommend which treatment is suited to your needs.
With an ant treatments we once again will ask if you are seeing ants inside, outside or both and where exactly are you seeing the ants.
For internal areas the technician will inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The technician will set up an ant baiting system using gel and will doing a window and skirting board spray, if you have ants along the wall he will also spray the affected walls.
For external areas the technician will also inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The perimeter of your premises will be sprayed alongside with any ant mounds and trails.
If you have an issue both internal and external both treatments will apply.
With rodent treatments we will ask you where you are experiencing the issue whether it will be internal, external or both. We will also ask you what times are you hearing the noise if you are hearing noises in roof void as this very well could be a possum. Rodents love their run paths and will often dart from place to place in a blink of an eye.
Bait will be placed in roof void if you are hearing noises, bait will be placed in cardboard bait stations and will be placed strategically behind furniture, fridges, washing machines, dryers and any other places that rodents will frequent.
When we bait outside for rodents we always try to look for places that the bait in cardboard bait stations can be strategically placed. If there is no place that the bait can be placed we will advise you that you will need to purchase lockable bait stations which is yours to keep and the best thing is they are reusable and all you need to do if you have a rodent issue again is to replenish the lockable bait station.
General Pest Treatment:
A general pest treatment is recommend to home owners roughly every 12 months to avoid infestations to the pest listed below.