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5 Clear Answers to Common Questions about Rat Pest Control

Roof rats infesting food
With rat sightings happening more frequently, it can become a heavy weight of worry on our shoulders until something is done. Imagine finding this disturbing sight in the premises of your business, or even in the comfort of your own home? If that makes you concerned, continue scrolling for common questions that people like you have and some other rat pest control Singapore options you can consider.

It was only recently that we saw a video of a rat found inside a raw chicken outside a chicken rice stall in Toa Payoh on social media. Not forgetting just a month ago, another video of a rat scurrying around the food trays of another eatery in Toa Payoh was circulating online as well. When they are found, one can only wonder about the dangers of bacteria, harmful pathogens and more visible waste such as their droppings and urine left behind. Here are the top 5 most common questions that home and business owners often have about rat pest control.

  1. Why do rats get into homes? Where do they enter through?

  2. They come into your home seeking shelter and food, entering through any opening at ground level or via drains. This is more likely to happen if you are living on the first floor or in landed property. As they are omnivores, these rodents can feed on a wide variety of plants and meat. Being scavengers by nature, especially when there is food left out in the open instead of being stored in containers, the access to food supplies will be one appealing reason as to why these rodents will stay in your home. Their presence in your area will be inevitable as long as there are good hiding spots, available food and dark areas where the rats will find safety in. This is why it is important to be aware of the signs to tell if they are already making a personal restaurant out of your place.

  3. How do I know that I have rats in my home?

  4. The most obvious telltale sign would be finding their droppings around food packages, in drawers or cupboards and under the sink. To keep their teeth (incisors) short, they will gnaw on just about anything so you can keep a lookout for bite marks, shredding or other damage on cardboard and electrical wiring, just to name a few. As rats are excellent climbers, you might also hear scratching noises behind the walls and even in false ceilings.

    Metal Rat Trap

  5. I know I have rats, but my traps aren’t catching them!

  6. Rat traps can work at the start, but these rodents will become wise enough to avoid them. This will eventually hinder the effectiveness of the traps, leaving the problem unsolved.

  7. Can I use rat poison?

  8. Rodenticides may slow them down for a period of time, but it may not be a long-term solution in exterminating them. They might search for other means to access your place. Another issue that might arise is the smell of decomposition when they die in the deepest, hidden corners of your property. Additionally, for those who have pets, do take note that certain rat poisons can potentially harm your cats and dogs if ingested. This means that it is crucial to keep the poison out of reach from pets if you are planning to use this pest prevention method.

  9. What is the best way to get rid of rats?

If your own efforts in handling the infestation are not enough, engaging a professional pest control expert should be the next best way to get rid of rats before their family grows larger in your premises. Especially if you are dealing with a large population of rats in your area, a professional will be able to use the most suitable equipment and tools to exterminate them effectively. Even in places where it cannot be helped to properly store food all the time, it is possible to keep them away for places with the right pest control methods. At Pestbusters, here are three of our pest control technologies that we might use for your home or business infestation:

  • IOT Cage Trap is an IOT based sensor system that is easy to deploy to supplement inspection and control operations. It will effectively detect and transmit data back to cloud for data analytics as well as response action. Not only does it provide measurable, meaningful and timely data analytics to prevent infestations, it promises increased control effectiveness leading to better customer satisfaction.
  • ITRAP1000 is an instant rodent exterminator trap designed to instantly eliminate rats by delivering 7000V High Voltage electric shocks that kill immediately and prevent rat from alerting other rats of danger. It features precision rodent detection technology, instantly activating the trap and ensuring that rats and all other rodents get instantly killed. Besides rats, it is effective in exterminating mice, squirrels, chipmunks and other similar rodents. The indicator light will flash indicating a rat has been exterminated and needs to be discarded. To discard, simply pick up the device, slide the dead rodent into the trash bin and place the trap back to its location ready for its next catch. You would not have to worry about getting your hands dirty since there will essentially be no touching of dead rodents.
  • Rodent Surveillance System – Camera traps are small digital video surveillance systems that can record videos and shoot stills based on setting. They are easy to mount and quick to deploy. Once the cameras are deployed, it will be a waiting game. Besides its super wide 140-degree horizontal viewing angle, its HD quality will support in the identification of pest and more importantly, know where they are coming from. Real-time alerts will be sent and recorded automatically on the app. You will also be able to search the recording to that particular time and playback.

Here at PestBusters, we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the business through its commitment to develop the skills and potential of each and every member of its associates. As Asia’s leading pest management company, we have helped many homes and businesses with our advanced tactics and know-how to completely eradicate these pests. Give us a call today to find out more!