To control rodents of a property or company, first of all you have to know how they got in. Rodents usually manage to enter through holes or poorly sealed spaces. They do this by searching for food or water, so make sure they don’t find it easily. Rodents need access to water sources constantly, even if they only drink 15 to 60 ml per day. They feed on anything they find, although they prefer to eat a variety of food.
Tips to prevent a rat and mouse infestation
Here are some tips you can follow to prevent its appearance:
- Do not throw food down the bathroom or sink, as rats or mice can access them through the pipes.
- Put the garbage in closed bags and keep the containers always closed.
- Store pet food in sealed packages.
- Keep bird or hamster cages clean.
- Properly close doors and windows.
Protect your home from rats
By following our simple tips, you will be able to prevent rats from entering your home looking for food or shelter for the winter.
The gray or guaren rat (Rattus norvergicus) is large, lives at ground level and burrows in the ground. Always close to water sources such as canals, rivers, food storage places, etc.
The roof rat (Rattus rattus) is an expert climber and can inhabit ceilings and high spaces. Lackos (Mus Musculus) Mice are active year-round, which means you could find them in your home or business at any time.
Both species can swim, for example inside pipes or drains.
Follow our tips to block rodents from entering your property.
- Gaps in the doors – very small holes and gaps in the doors of 1-2 cm are enough for rodents. to go through them. Therefore, in order to prevent their entry, it is necessary to improve the sealing of doors that do not close hermetically.
- Slots and gaps – place wire mesh or grilles in any open space with access to the outside. The gaps in the mesh should not be greater than 18mm.
- Damaged gutters, gutters and drains – this is a common access route, repair any damage to these items immediately. Make sure you always have the drains covered with metal grates, never leave them open especially at night.
- Wall and Ceiling Openings – Maintenance manhole covers are an easily accessible area for rodents within your facility. Check their status regularly and look for any signs of their presence.
- Elevator shafts – Elevator shafts can represent a key point in building infestation. Rodents can easily climb cables, beams, or pipes. The elevator engine room often provides a relatively quiet area for nesting.