Rodents are mammals, and like humans, have front teeth for gnawing and cheek teeth, which are adapted for chewing. Rodents chew on anything available to them and cause great damage in and around homes. Their biology and habits present a serious menace to your home, making them a challenge to control. If you’re in need of rodent control services in Singapore, here’s what you should know about these vermin:

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ORIGIN TIP

Do not attempt to trap rats as rats will bite to defend themselves; their bites transmit bacteria and disease. Always seek professional help if you suspect a rat problem.

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IDENTIFY RODENTS

NORWAY RAT
Rattus norvegicus

 


Distinguishing Features

Tail: Shorter than head and body

Body: Heavy/thick

Ear: Small

Eye: Small

Nose: Blunt


Breeding Locations

Outdoors in sewers

 


Droppings

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Blunt; ¾”

ROOF RAT
Rattus rattus


Distinguishing Features

Tail: Longer than head and body

Body: Slender

Ear: Large

Eye: Large

Nose: Pointed


Breeding Locations

Outdoors in trees

Indoors in false ceilings


Droppings

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Pointed; ½”

HOUSE MOUSE
Mus musculus


Distinguishing Features

Feet: Small

Head: Small

 

 

 


Breeding Locations

Indoors in quiet places

 


Droppings

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Pointed; ¼”

TREATMENT METHODS

For low-population rat control, we use:

Sticky, scented boards that trap rodents will be placed around activity areas. Our best practices ensure that once caught, they are humanely disposed of thereafter. We protect non target animals from landing on the glueboards, by placing the boards in protective housing that encourages rodent entry but prevents kittens and stray dogs from stepping in the boards.
Discreet black boxes, containing a spring-activated device, traps and kills rodents instantly. We are also careful to use extra attractive food baits to ensure that our traps remain attractive to the rodents even when placed in areas that already have other sources of food.
External poison baiting targets outdoor rodent burrows that are the source for external species of rodents such as Norway Rats.

Our professional team of ORIGINators will be more than happy to advise you about how you can keep rats at bay or ensure your existing rat problem does not return with simple housekeeping tips.