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Rats chewing up your place?

Rats chewing up your place? Rat Facts What •Social scavengers which eat anything. •Communicate by inaudible sounds. Where they are found • Teeth are harder than steel. Dark corners, including: • Eat their own faeces. *Under or on top of cabinets and shelves; •Reproduce even at 2 months old. •Spread diseases such as the plague and the flu-like hantavirus through contaminated dust, rats' excrements, and *Behind piping; Where *Even inside the roof void and underground. bite wounds. •Can cause extensive damage to properties by gnawing on wood and wiring (which can cause fires). When they appear • All year round. Hantavirus •Usually at night. When • Newer breeds can also come out during the day and have no fear of people. Plague Warning signs •Presence of dead or living rats is the most obvious sign of a rat infestation. •Dirty and oily marks or stains on walls and flooring, and visible tracks. •Round and large bites or damages found on wood and plastic materials and furniture. Basic HOW-to (ERDM) •EXCLUSION - Prevent rats from setting foot by having NO food lying around, and throw away trash promptly. •RESTRICTION - Reduce the presence of dark and inaccessible corners and areas by having good proofing measures. •DESTRUCTION - Use bait and pesticides. •Presence of rats' droppings. HOW Cats are deterrents to rats too. •MONITORING - Periodic inspection and housekeeping on furniture, flooring and the surroundings, including the greens. More Information compiled by Rentokil Initial. For the safest and most assured way to get rid of rats and any other pest, it is best to get the professionals to be at your service.

Rats chewing up your place?

shared by seamusphan on Oct 30
Infographic on some of the basic facts of rats and how they affect buildings and environments as pests.


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