Rodents or Rats as pests
Rodents, and in particularly Rats, are pests pose a health risk as they carry germs and are known vectors as they spread diseases. At ORIGIN we have a large amount of experience in eliminating rodent problems, from a single unit to an entire town council, no challenge is too big, or small, for us to handle.
ORIGIN Rodent Management
Once we have identified the rodent species in question we employ the necessary measures to eliminate them. Correct identification is essential as different rodent species require different solutions to deliver the best results, for example, techniques to bring roof rat infestation under control will differ from those employed to control a Norway rat problem.
ORIGIN offers a comprehensive rodent management programme that applies targeted baits to eliminate rats, as well as sticky glueboard traps to intercept rats before they enter and forage in your establishment. The baits are placed in tamper proof bait stations, which will be placed discreetly within your establishment. These baits are complemented by the sticky rodent glueboards, which are placed along the skirting, as well as in false ceiling boards, as this is usually where rats are prone to frequent in their attempt to gain access to food.
A key element in the overall strategy to combat rodents is to make sure that they cannot enter your premises. This entails ensuring that there are no gaping entry points for rats to enter your premises. In addition, good housekeeping practices are key to ensure that there is no food source available to rodents.
Rodents are pests which carry germs, spread diseases and disrupt your daily life with their food foraging habits. a large rodent presence in the immediate vicinity of your home can lure other pests into the area, such as snakes or stray cats.
The sight of rats in your esteemed establishment can severely dent your reputation and affect your business. Foodstuffs can become contaminated and must be disposed of, due to the presence of rodent urine and faeces, whilst economic damage to goods and property is common due to a rat's continual need to gnaw. This gnawing behaviour can even result in fires and blackouts when electrical wires are affected. Lastly, rats are an unsightly pest and can give a very bad impression to customers and visitors.
As with any successful programme, a combination of methods are used to ensure success, with our clients playing an important role if housekeeping discrepancies are highlighted.