Rats are one of the complaints that many come up with in New Zealand. Rats do not show any respect for our property and health! They do a lot of harm. You must be careful about how you keep your food stuffs and garbage inside or outside your home and office because you may welcome the rats for meals. Rats live closely to humans and spread many deadly diseases.

Rats can jump, swim, and gnaw. They usually nest inside the home, but might also live outside, making holes in areas round the lawns and fields. Rats live in a little territory, traveling exclusively ten to thirty feet from their nests for food. They are hardy seen or detected when dark and inside the first morning.

The urine of rats and mice may produce viruses and may cause skin diseases and may even kill lives. Typically in the dark if you mistakenly come in touch with rats then they may bite like snake. And principally kids are the main victims of this. More significantly, rats destroy foods. Rats can climb up to search for food items and It eats and carries food and even can collect huge amounts of food for its family. As the rats spread germs and viruses, your food will definitely be contaminated by it. You may get stomach ache or serious issue and can cause salmonella. A rat can cause a lot of harm using its great jaws and sharp tooth and has a tendency to gnaw which creates a lot of damage. If you are bitten then seek instant medical instruction, and be aware that you may require an injection against tetanus.

Key problem is the structural harm that rats can cause from their bites and burrowing actions. This varies from minor holes in walls/doors/furniture/cupboards to structural collapse, flooding, electrical faults and fire (due to gnawing through cables). Rats will come indoors searching for a cozy place to nest and a good supply food.

Rats love uncollected waste and trash, food for pets and birds that has been left out and not eaten, fruits and berries that have fallen to the ground, untended compost heaps, dog droppings, discarded food

Diseases that are directly carried by Rats:

Rat-bite Fever
Murine Typhus

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In your home or garden, mice or any other wildlife are not only severe risk to your health; they can also cause harm to the fabric and structure of buildings and can destroy crops, plants and flowers. Rodents need to gnaw continually as their teeth grow at a highly paced rate all through their lives. This can lead to damage of the pipe work, electrical cables and actual buildings, causing fires, floods and expensive repair bills, therefore the need for rodent control is a must.Mice can carry an alarming amount of diseases such as tuberculosis, salmonella, gastro- enteritis, rat bite fever, leptospirosis and numerous others, all of which have serious health implications. Their droppings and fur will also contaminate food preparation surfaces and foodstuffs. Rodents are incontinent and consequently foul wherever they travel.

Rodents breed at an accelerated speed. As a yardstick it is estimated that if two mice were left in a building with a food source for twelve months their population would grow to over 2000.

With many insurance companies no longer insuring against rodent damage, it is important that this pest is excluded from premises with the latest rodent control techniques before they cause damage. And it needs expert parties and modern techniques. Experts take time to identify the type of rodents your place has and then they take necessary actions.

Quick facts:

Rodents are excellent at finding food, water, and shelter in your home. Because of their physical makeup, a mouse will squeeze through a hole the dimensions of a nickel and a rat will squeeze through a hole regarding the dimensions of 1 / 4 or half-dollar (or smaller).
Mice and rats carry tapeworms, ringworms, mites, and fleas. Ruminant mice are usually infected with the hard tick that causes Lyme arthritis.
It is the introduced rodents that cause problems in urban areas. These are known as commensal rodents – those that live with or near people and depend on humans for at least part of their food or shelter. They are often attracted to houses for food and shelter as the weather cools in autumn/winter.

Rodents prominent incisor teeth grow continuously. ‘Rodent’ is derived from the Latin ‘rodere’ which means ‘to gnaw’. Gnawing is a natural and necessary survival behaviour of the rat and mouse. Rats and mice enjoy gnawing wires – a potential cause of fires in houses.

Rodents contaminate our environment with their urine and droppings and by spreading disease. Rodents are known to be vectors of over fifty disease organisms including the causes of plague, leptospirosis, murine typhus and food poisoning.

An adult house mouse produces 50 to 100 droppings and up to 3,000 micro-droplets of urine per day, a rat about 40 to 50 droppings per day or 15,000 droppings and 15 litres of urine per year.

Rodents may die in inaccessible places such as wall cavities. Odours from dead mice are seldom a problem but rats, because of their larger body weight may cause a problem. Your Pest Manager may be able to find and remove the carcass or apply odour absorbing products.

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