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Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.
Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.
What are rodents?

 

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.
Three things Rodents love about your home.
Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Further Reading on Rodents:

Rodent Control Sydney

Rodents

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

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

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.

Dead carcasses and the blow fly!

pest pic

 

Monday I had a frantic call from a concerned client saying there was an unusual amount of blow flies swarming in her home and she didn’t know where they were coming from.

 

I asked her the usual questions like can she smell something decaying, was there any meat left out, does she have pets as maybe it is the food that they might not of eaten, to check to see if there was any animals on her property that may of passed. Nothing I asked was occurring so I asked one of our technicians to do an emergency job to investigate why this customer has blow flies in her home.

 

John arrived at the client’s home in Parramatta and searched the lawns, subfloor, and interior and made his way up to the roof void where he instantly smelled a decaying matter. Upon further investigations of the roof void he had found dead rodents in the roof void.

 

John removed two dead rodents but was unable to get the third rodent as it had slipped into the wall cavity. John advised the customer that he was putting the odour eliminating bag in the roof void and that it will suck up any bad smells that was in the roof void.

 

Our client had used a different pest controller to do a rodent treatment and when she had tried to call that pest controller he no longer had his phone in service.

 

Usually when pest controllers bait for rodents they will use bait that has a thinning agent in it so it coagulates the blood stopping it from releasing a bad smell.

 

Unfortunately for our client the bait that was used was a stock standard bait that you could get from the local hardware house which doesn’t have this thinning agent in it.

 

Needless to say our client was so happy that the blow flies have since disappeared and that we have found the source of the issue.

 

Further Reading:

Rodents

General Pest 

German Cockroaches

Ants

Redback Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termites

 

Pest Free Business Sydney

 

Pest Free Business

 

Pest Free Business
Pest Free Business

 

What does your commercial food business say about you?

 

Whether you are a take away shop, restaurant or café food hygiene is vital for any business owner who is in the food industry as without customers you wouldn’t be in business today.

 

Do you have regular pest control on your business?

 

Have you seen pest like rats, cockroaches, ants or birds in your business?

 

What can you do to avoid a pest outbreak in your business?

 

Could your business survive if you were to have pest outbreak or being fined and put on the name and shame website?

 

In today’s society it is easy for potential customers to search if a business has been placed on the Food Authority’s Name and Shame registry therefore potentially losing you customers for a mistake that you could have avoided.

 

Pest control is so vital in the food industry and anyone who owns a business has the duty of care to make sure that food hygiene and a pest free environment is in place at their business.

 

What are some steps you can do to make sure that your business is pest free?

 

  • Install flyscreens to windows and doors
  • Seal any gaps, holes and cracks and crevices in your building
  • Have an plan of action once your business closes for the day
  • Designate an employee to make sure that other employees pulling their weight when it comes to cleaning and keeping food safe at the end of each day
  • have regular training available for all of your employees so they are aware of the dos and don’ts when it comes to hygiene and pest management
  • Keep food in air tight containers and do not store food on the floor
  • Keep your garbage area neatly and always take the rubbish out at the end of each day
  • Have regular mini inspections, go around the premises and see if you can see any areas which are affected by pest or have pest droppings.
  • Being on a regular pest maintenance program with a pest control company who is licensed

 

When cleaning your business be sure to make sure that you get all fats and oils from those hard to reach places and that all bench tops, counters, floors etc are cleaned with the correct cleaning agent. For cups, plates and utensils make sure that they are sterilised in hot water and the correct detergent is placed in the dishwasher.

 

It is very easy for an outbreak of pest to occur without you realising. Say for instance German cockroaches you see them at night time and depending of the infestation you could very well see them in the day as they are spilling from their harbourage spots. For every female German cockroach you have they have the potential to breed hundreds before you even realise that you have an issue. Female German cockroaches breed every 5 to 6 weeks and once their egg capsule hatches between 40 to 50 baby cockroaches will be running around. Their lifecycle can be hard to eradicate if the outbreak is quite high. Usually you will need to be put on a maintenance program by having an initial service then a follow up service 6 weeks later then depending on the conditions of your business you have services every 6 weeks to 3 months to maintain a pest free environment.

 

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