“You can’t protect yourself. No matter how safe you think you are. No matter how much precaution you take, the rodents always find a way in.”

SHERRILYN KENYON

Rodent Control Singapore

WHEN YOU SMELL A RAT...

Rodents are particularly challenging pests as they can transmit serious diseases, reproduce rapidly, and have strong protective instincts. While there are many types of rodents, the most common rats found in Singapore are the Norway rat, roof rat and house mouse, found in sewers, outdoors and within homes respectively.

Rodents are mammals and, like humans, have front teeth for gnawing and cheek teeth, which are adapted for chewing. Their teeth never stop growing, and to constantly wear them down, rodents resort to chewing on anything available to them, causing great damage in and around homes. Their biology and habits present a serious menace to your home, making them a challenge to control. Do you know that just a pair of rats has the potential to become an infestation of thousands of rats in just one year? If you need rodent control services in Singapore, here's what you should know about these vermin.

SIGNS OF RAT INFESTATION:

Many countries, such as Singapore, face rat infestations at the workplace. Here are a few indications of rodent activities that will indicate that you could have a problem with rats.

  • A dead rodent will give off an unpleasant odour.
  • Chew marks can be seen on wires, wood, plastic, rubber, and other materials.
  • The higher the rodent infestation is, the mustier the smell present.
  • Rodent droppings are the most commonly observed sign of an infestation.
  • Scratching, scampering, and gnawing noises in the inside walls, ceilings, and attics.

STOP RAT INFESTATIONS WITH RATSENSE TECHNOLOGY:

Rat infestation can make a business look unprofessional. It is time you install the RATSENSE Surveillance System. It monitors rodent activity and sends data reports so that you have information that can provide action steps to help execute successful rodent control. 

RATSENSE is a rodent surveillance system that utilizes the latest loT technology for effective rodent risk management. With ORIGIN, we endeavour to continue improving our rodent control technique with the latest technology.

1. MONITORS RODENT ACTIVITY -RATSENSE works 24/7 for you, monitoring rodent movement.

2. RATSENSE IS A LOW-COST SOLUTION -Self-controlled and self-associated, the batteries last years and require no maintenance.

3. DATA ANALYTICS IN REAL-TIME -Quick email alarms and information reports about the gathered information are accessible through our platform.

ORIGIN on Talking Point 

Talking Point initiated an investigation into the increased rat sightings around Singapore
and who better to join the conversation than ORIGIN Exterminators?
 

Talking Point Rats (Part 1): Rat Infestations In Singapore: Where Are They Hiding?

Daphne Ling, Technical Executive at ORIGIN Exterminators, was featured in this episode, answering pertinent questions about why rats are so difficult to eradicate.

 

Garden Shrew

BIOLOGY
greyish or reddish brown in colour
7cm to 10cm in length

BIOLOGY
reproductive: 3 months on
gestation period: 21-25 days
4-6 young each litter
9 litters a year
nurse for 3 weeks
lifespan: 2 years

BEHAVIOUR
Garden shrews typically venture out of the nest and explore their surroundings. 

BREEDING
Peak breeding season is typically from March to September in Singapore. 

Garden shrews feed on insects such as beetles, spiders, grasshoppers and crickets. They also feed on snails, slugs, centipedes and millipedes.

IDENTIFY
The Garden Shrew’s tail is roughly the same length as their body. They also have a pointed snout and small, beady eyes.

DIET
They have high metabolism and require a high intake of food to maintain their energy levels.

GARDEN SHREW - INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to meticulously look for rodents. They also evaluate structural conditions, housekeeping practices and the surrounding environment.

MONITORING DEVICES*

MONITORING DEVICES*
Set up along potential pathways, these devices pick up motion to identify rodents movement. The data collected is used to improve the program strategy to achieve higher success rates.

INSECT LIGHT TRAP (2)

GLUE BOARDS
Placed where rodents typically travel, glue boards trap rodents when they go past it. Our technicians add baits that colour the rodents droppings so that we can monitor their activity.

SNAP TRAPS

SNAP TRAPS
A bait is placed on the trigger plate by a rodent exterminator so that when the rodent enters and tries to reach it, the spring-loaded bar snaps down on the rodent.

INSECT LIGHT TRAP

DATA COLLECTION
We monitor the rodent activity. Based on data analysis, we adjust the treatment to achieve optimal rodent control results.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

*Only applicable with RATSENSE®

 

House Mouse

BIOLOGY
brown or grey in colour
6cm to 10cm in length (including tail)

BIOLOGY
reproductive: 6 weeks on
gestation period: 19-21 days
5-6 young each litter
10 litters a year
nurse for 3 weeks
lifespan: 1-2 years

BEHAVIOUR
House mice are excellent climbers and can scale walls and other vertical surfaces with ease.

BREEDING
House Mice can breed all year round and produce litters every 20-30 days.

BREEDING
They are social animals that live in large groups where there are multiple breeding pairs within.

FEEDING
House Mice feed on a variety of food including grains, seeds, fruits, insects and small animals. 

TRAIT
They have sharp incisor teeth that continuously grow throughout their life that they need to keep from becoming too long. That’s why they will often chew on anything they can find including materials like electrical wiring, insulation and furniture.

IDENTIFY
Droppings are small, dark and cylindrical in shape with pointed ends. 

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to meticulously seek out for the House Mouse. They also take into consideration structural issues, housekeeping practices as well as surrounding environments.

MONITORING DEVICES*

MONITORING DEVICES*
Set up along potential pathways, these devices pick up motion to identify rodents movement. The data collected is used to improve the program strategy to achieve higher success rates.

GLUE BOARDS

GLUE BOARDS
Placed where rodents typically travel, glue boards trap rodents when they go past it. Our technicians add baits that colour the rodents droppings so that we can monitor their activity.

SNAP TRAPS

SNAP TRAPS
A bait is placed on the trigger plate by a rodent exterminator so that when the rodent enters and tries to reach it, the spring-loaded bar snaps down on the rodent.

INSECT LIGHT TRAP (3)

DATA COLLECTION
We monitor rodent activity. Based on data analysis, we adjust the treatment to achieve optimal rat control results.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

*Only applicable with RATSENSE®

 

Norway Rat

BIOLOGY
brown in colour
40cm to 45cm in length
200g - 500g

BIOLOGY
reproductive: 2 months on
gestation period: 21-23 days
6-12 young each litter
9 litters a year
nurse for 3 weeks
lifespan: 2 years

BEHAVIOUR
Norway Rats tend to hoard food and store them in burrows to eat later.

BREEDING
Norway Rat can get pregnant again soon after given birth which means they can produce multiple litters in a year.

FEEDING
They eat almost anything, grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and insects. Norway rats scavenge in rubbish bins and other sources of waste.

IDENTIFY
The Norway Rat have relatively small ears and small,  beady eyes. Its tail is hairless, scaly and shorter than its body length.

SIZE
They are significantly larger than other rodents like the House Mouse or Roof Rat.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to meticulously looking for Norway Rats. They also evaluate structural conditions, cleanliness standards, and the surrounding environment.

MONITORING DEVICES*

MONITORING DEVICES*
Set up along potential pathways, these devices pick up motion to identify rat movement. The data collected is used to improve the programme strategy to achieve higher success rates, ensuring effective rodent control in Singapore.

GLUE BOARDS

GLUE BOARDS
Placed where rats typically travel, glue boards trap rats when they go past it. Our technicians add baits that colour the rodents droppings so that we can monitor their activity.

SNAP TRAPS

SNAP TRAPS
A bait is placed on the trigger plate so that when the rodent enters and tries to reach it, the spring-loaded bar snaps down on the rodent. 

DATA COLLECTION*

DATA COLLECTION
We monitor rat activity. Based on data analysis, we adjust the treatment to effectively manage rat infestation, achieving optimal results.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

*Only applicable with RATSENSE®

 

Roof Rat

BIOLOGY
dark brown or black in colour
30cm to 45cm in length
300g - 500g

BIOLOGY
reproductive: 3 months on
gestation period: 21-25 days
6-8 young each litter
9 litters a year
nurse for 3 weeks
lifespan: 2 years

BEHAVIOUR
Roof Rats are agile climbers and can scale trees, walls and other structures in search of food and shelter.

BREEDING
Roof rats need water to survive and so often seek out water sources like leaking pipes, drains and puddles.

BREEDING
They build nests out of shredded materials like paper and fabric. Roof Rats nest in warm and secluded locations like walls, attics and other areas that are protected from predators and the elements.

FEEDING
Roof Rats feed on a wide variety of food including grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and insects.   

IDENTIFY
Roof Rats have powerful teeth that they use to gnaw on wood, plastic and other materials typically on furniture, electrical wiring and other items.

IDENTIFY
They also have oily fur that leave greasy marks on surfaces where they travel along walls and beams.

INSPECTION

INSPECTION
Our Technicians are trained to meticulously looking for Roof Rats. They also evaluate structural conditions, cleanliness standards, and the surrounding environment.

MONITORING DEVICES*

MONITORING DEVICES*
Set up along potential pathways, these devices pick up motion to identify rodents movement. The data collected is used to improve the program strategy to achieve higher success rates.

GLUE BOARDS

GLUE BOARDS
Placed where rats typically travel, glue boards trap rats when they go past it. Our technicians add baits that colour the rodents droppings so that we can monitor their activity.

SNAP TRAPS

SNAP TRAPS
A bait is placed on the trigger plate so that when the rodent enters and tries to reach it, the spring-loaded bar snaps down on the rodent.

DATA COLLECTION*

DATA COLLECTION*
We track rat activity. Based on data analysis, we adjust the treatment to effectively manage rat infestation, achieving optimal results.

SERVICE REPORT

SERVICE REPORT
After the service is done, a digital report will be emailed to you. This report contains photos of the problematic spots and the treatment done, along with suggestions specific to your site. 

*Only applicable with RATSENSE®

GET IN TOUCH

General enquiries and contract-related matters
SALES@ORIGIN.COM.SG

 

Questions about your pest management program
QA@ORIGIN.COM.SG

 

Concerns with service standards and appointments
OPERATIONS@ORIGIN.COM.SG

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