When winter finally arrives, western Sydney pest control and prevention become even more of a challenge. What’s become prevalent throughout winter is the infestation of rodents and other vermin in residential residences and commercial buildings.
Despite their reputation for spreading disease and wreaking havoc on our property, rats are notoriously difficult to spot due to their stealthy behaviour, making it all the more important to hire professionals like the Quality Pest Management & Solutions.
Why Do Rats Attack?
Unpredictability in rat attacks is matched only by the tell-tale signs of their presence: excrement, urine, and bits of food left behind after snacking. Termites, like most other rodents, are drawn to dark, warm places with easy access to food and water for their young to thrive. They tend to congregate in large groups, and when they need to disperse, they seek shelter in the basement, garage, or passageways.
Unsealed crevices and tunnels, as well as other less-obvious entry points like chimneys and toilet bowls, are the most common entry points for rats. Since they can easily squeeze through confined spaces, they can gain entry to any building with minimal effort.
Additionally, these pests are generally motivated by the changes in weather to seek out a place of shelter and protection from the cold, and your home can be a perfect pick. Any possibility of an infestation must be treated seriously, and appropriate western Sydney pest control measures need to be taken to limit the extent of potential losses and damage.
How To Prevent Rats and Rodents?
- Proper sanitation – Well-kept and clean areas are less likely to attract these Sydney winter rats. This includes throwing trash away in the correct container, keeping perishables in airtight containers, discarding spoiled food, clearing counters and cabinets, and generally keeping the house clean and organized.
- Sealing gaps and cracks – Prevent access to the outside world by closing all possible openings. Examine any cracks or crevices that rodents can use to enter your home. Ensure no leaks or holes in your plumbing, roof, chimneys, or windows. Make sure they are entirely sealed and fix any broken pieces. If you cannot handle this on your own, you can always hire help. If you can, you should put screens on your windows and entrances.
- Eliminate Pest shelters – As part of appropriate pest prevention, finding possible shelters and hideouts is significant. Rats can nest anywhere inside your property, and the population can grow rapidly in no time if not controlled by an expert Sydney pest team such as QPMS.
- Pest Control Sydney – Having a competent rat control expert complete the task is the only sure approach to exterminating pests efficiently. A thorough pest inspection for evidence of infestation is an integral part of this process, as is the subsequent pest treatment. Periodic western Sydney pest control management should be carried out to avoid another pest invasion,
Exterminating these pests can be a hassle, but professional pest control services can assist. For more information on rat control, get in touch with Quality Pest Management & Solutions via this Online Form, or give us a call at 1300 146 292, and we will get back to you shortly.