Why Rat Infestations should never be underestimated?
Date: 12 Feb, 2018
Most homeowners in Melbourne hate having to share their abode with any kind of pest, rodents included. Even though white mice and guinea pigs are cute, having to share your living space with a wild rodent isn't at all pleasing, and let's be real! We aren't even close to ever having a wild 'Stuart little movie' happening in our homes.
Some home-owners tend to underestimate a rat infestation and don't see the urgency in taking care of the infestation; however rat infestations can be quite a threat to the well being of your family and loved ones. Here is why you should never take a rodent infestation lightly and how to take care of such a situation if the need arises.
The adverse effects of rat infestations:
Rats are known to carry disease infused germs on their tiny furry bodies, the diseases that a human can contract from these pests can prove to be life-threatening and have quite an adverse effect on the health of anyone living in a rat-infested house.
While most of these germs are transported on the furry bodies of these rodents, quite a lot of germs are left behind in various parts of the property in the form of their feces and urine.
The germs left behind in such a manner tend to contaminate the air in the surrounding atmosphere even after the rodent has exited the area, this is one of the prime reasons professionals advise you not to disturb a rat’s nest and call them upon such a finding.
These furry pests are also known to reproduce pretty fast while giving birth to 12-15 little ones in each litter and can have up to 2 litters per year. This only means that if you are slacking on taking care of an infestation you could end up with more rats on your property than anything else.
Such pests are also known to gnaw through anything and everything in your home and eat away at plastic, wooden and even wires which can lead to some really intense damage in the structure of your dwelling place.
Rats are known to eat through walls, boxes and food containers since their little bodies seem to digest almost anything! They can also cause the beams of your house to be destroyed while causing a short circuit with their continuous nibbling.
What parts of your home have frequent rat visits?
Just as these creatures can eat anything, they can also live anywhere! There isn't a nook or cranny of your property that rats won't visit or crawl into. Even though these varmints are known to be mostly found in tiny crawl spaces, attics or used furniture, the location of your home and the part of your home they are found in, can help you determine the species you are dealing with.
Roof rats are those that love the attics while their Norway cousins find ground nesting or building a home in crawl spaces much more convenient. Knowing the species you are dealing with can help promote better treatment methods.
Most residents in Melbourne are often baffled at how these pests make their way into their houses, the answer to that much perplexing question is a rodent's ability to crawl through the tiniest spaces and chew through almost every kind of material just in case the crawl space isn't enough. A lot of rodents find their way into your residence by using the branches, vines, pipes or vents to aid the invasion.
The next step after discovering a rat infestation:
Once you are certain that your sweet haven of rest has been invaded by these furry enemies, the next step is NOT a DIY procedure! Though DIY procedures may seem cheaper and look easy, they are not and might just end up in a bigger bill than what you would have originally had to pay for a professional service.
As rodents are carriers of diseases it can also result in unwanted medical bills, so, call a professional for them to do what they do best!
Professionals possess the expertise and knowledge to see more than the untrained eye that helps them treat the situation better! They are also licensed and know how to use the treatment products safely without the risk of any hazards.
One of the main reasons to hire a professional service to deal with a rat infestation is to ensure that the issue is thoroughly taken care of and rodents are still coming to pay you an extended visit every season.
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