Rats are not pets, they don’t add value to any home or office they occupy, rather, they cause damage to your property, spread disease, several of which can be life-threatening. Rats can also contaminate food storage and kitchens. Rats have also been notorious for chewing electrical wires which can lead to power surges and eventually a fire outbreak.
5 Effective Rat Control Measures for Home and Offices
Things can get messy if proper control measures are not put in place to prevent a total infestation. Good enough, there are many ways to get rid of pests, and in this article, we are looking at the 5 effective ways of combating Rats.
Seal holes in your Home and Office
Rats don’t need a big opening to get inside of your home and office. They are always looking to explore gaps they have been left unattended to, something they make those gaps bigger by digging or chopping.
The best option here is to ensure that the gaps are covered up. Cement, metals place can be used to fill these gaps depending on where the kind of gap and the materials used.
Use natural deterrents
Black pepper, crushed pepper or peppermint oil have been known to be good natural deterrents for most pest infestation, this also works against rat infestation.
Simply spray any of the mentioned near rat holes or areas you have identified as their hotspots
Get rid of Litters
Rats don’t like to be found, especially during the day, they hide behind or under things, away from direct light. One of the easiest ways to rid rats from your home is to make sure they have less or no space to hide, and this can be done by getting rid of litter and food leftovers.
Move objects away from walls and clean up the waste bin after disposal of waste, also ensure that the food is kept in an airtight storage room and containers. Use the fridge to store other perishable food, away from the reach of rats.
Your waste bins should also be closed with a lid when not in use, and to avoid having an overflowing waste bin, dispose of it as soon as possible!
The use of bait for catching rats is an age-long method of trapping rats. You just need to set your trap with fish, banana, grains or peanuts as bait. If you want it to be as effective, identify areas where the rats usually congregate and place the traps there.
There are other methods like using poison food crumbs, this method is not entirely safe, if you have toddlers in your homes, if you must use the poison ensure the doors to the place where the rat poison is kept locked.
Call a Professional
If you want a quick solution and don’t want to bother with ‘Do It Yourself’ rat control, call Kleenrite. You’ll especially want to call up a professional if rats are in your home or office, especially if they are in places that are hiding, we will get rid of them without causing more damage to your home or office.
So, here you have it! Don’t let rats become a menace in your home or office, their presence doesn’t benefit anyone. We have shared a few DIY rat control measures in the article, we hope that it will come good for you. If you are too busy to try any of these, you should contact us for a fast solution to the rat infestation.