The need for good rodent control and elimination is quite a common issue in Arizona, where homeowners and business proprietors are at great risk for infestation.
The presence of rodents on one’s roof goes well beyond the typical rat control issue. The disease risk notwithstanding, the presence of roof rats can wreak havoc on residential and commercial property. It is important to know steps on how to keep roof rat infestations under control.
Rats are a major carrier of hazardous diseases and a number of bacterial infections, among them are:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- the plague
- Murine Typhus
- Eosinophilic Meningitis, and
- Rat Bite Fever.
This coterie of diseases are all highly dangerous and affect anyone regardless of age or state of health, which is why controlling rat infestation must be one of a homeowner’s or business owner’s top priorities.
Baits, when you use traditional snap traps, you normally have to lure rodents by putting peanut butter or the classic cheese wedge on it.
However, you can also buy special baits that are meant to be used alone. These baits are poisonous, so it would be prudent to keep it away from pets and children (obviously).
These rat control baits are designed so that rodents who ingest the bait would seek out light and die outside of your house or apartment, and not rot and leave a funky gross smell in some dark unreachable nook in your house.
Baiting by itself is an effective rat control method to kill the little vermin without having to an undertaker’s job of disposing of the remains.
Baits in pellet form can be bought which work on both rats and mice and can be left in a tray.
Some baits even come in nifty pouches that rats can chew through which you can just leave in corners where rats frequent.
If you have rodent control problems, it is easy to contract diseases carried by the pests since it is easy to spread the bacteria carried by rats by their droppings or by them coming into contact with food. Rat bites aren’t the only way to spread disease.
Aside from droppings, urine is also another highly dangerous thing to come into contact with. If the pest infestation is not put under control, you will be at great risk for contracting diseases from the presence of roof rats.
The ingestion of droppings, the contact of rat urine with foodstuffs or water, on the skin even, and the inhalation of the fume from rat excrement is sufficient to infect a person.
The removal of rat droppings as well as any attempt at a thorough and quick termination of a rodent infestation can be dangerous and should be handled by a trained and qualified Arizona Pest Control specialist.
The process of cleaning, decontamination, and termination is fast, reliable, and will prove beneficial for any business establishment or household.