Over the last couple of years, rodents have become more and more of a problem in Perth. Between climate change driving wild swings in rodent populations and rats running amuck during COVID-19, we all know just how threatening a rat infestation can be without proper rat control in Perth. However, do you know how to spot the signs of a rat infestation?

When you hear the word infestation, you automatically think of multitudes of rats. However, even a single rat can indicate a big problem. That is because rats tend to stay hidden. If you are seeing a rat, it means that there are probably others that you are not seeing.

Infestations are not just gross. They can be very dangerous. Rats are not likely to attack you, though rat attacks do happen. Instead, the real danger is that they can pass on diseases like

  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonella
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Tulameria

In addition, rats can trigger allergies and asthma. That can result in breathing problems, congestion, sneezing, sniffling, coughing, and eye irritation. They can also cause indirect hazards. They are very destructive and can do things like chew wires, creating a fire hazard.

The first step to rat control in Perth is exclusion. We can inspect the inside and outside of your home. We block entry and exit points, which helps prevent rats from entering the premises. You may be worried about blocking access and exit points, but we can target any trapped rats in your home. Blocking entry points is essential because rats lay scent trails, which other rats may follow to try to get inside your home.

The second step is extermination. Choosing the proper extermination method depends on where the rats are located. We may choose different approaches for rats trapped in your attic than those in your kitchen. We also consider whether you have children or pets in your home and other factors. Flick’s pest control technicians will assess your circumstances and determine your home’s safest and most effective extermination method. We can use traps, baits, poisons, and non-toxic traps. We choose which method or methods will work correctly for you.

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