Rats and Mice in the Summer

House mouse, Mus domesticusSummer is the prime season for pest activity, and rats and mice are no exception to this rule. While mice and rats can be a problem any time of year, warm weather means abundant food for these animals, and they can move freely outdoors, making a rat or mouse infestation all the more likely.
Many people aren’t sure how to tell when they’ve got a mouse or rat infestation at home. However, a few signs suggest this is the case, such as seeing rats or mice around the building, hearing chewing or crawling sounds inside walls or ceiling spaces, finding droppings or finding chewing damage to stored food, furniture or building features. Suppose a rat or mouse infestation is suspected. In that case, the best thing to do is call a professional pest control company, whose trained experts can confirm an infestation, tell the difference between rats and mice, and safely deal with the problem.
Professional pest control is the best way to deal with a mouse or rat infestation for several reasons. Firstly, these pests can be notoriously difficult to deal with, being small and adaptable to various conditions. Only a professional pest control company can provide a guarantee that they will keep tackling the problem until it is adequately dealt with, not just set out a few traps and hope for the best.
Secondly, rats and mice can be a health and safety hazard, both for people and pets. Rodents may carry parasites that can infect dogs and cats in the household, and their droppings are unhygienic. In addition, they can harbour bacteria and other pathogens that can infect people and cause serious diseases. If left untreated or if dealt with improperly, rodent infestations can lead to serious health consequences.
Finally, methods for dealing with a mouse or rat infestation require professional knowledge to be effective and doneRat Control Treatment safely. Traps need to be laid correctly to work and not be a hazard for curious children or pets. Poison bait needs to be handled appropriately to avoid accidental contamination or poisoning of people, pets or wildlife. Dead pests need to be appropriately disposed of to prevent further health risks as well as unpleasant odours. Only professionals can provide advice on how to correct any underlying problems that might have contributed to the rat or mouse infestation in the first place.
Please don’t take chances for pest control: pick up the phone and call us, your local pest control experts, right away.