Rat Control J is a specialist service by which exterminators find the source of a Rat infestation. They then identify the species of Rat and treat them accordingly. By using Traps, Baits and Dusts we can successfully track and trace Rat Infestations. This identifies their food source, harbourage and trails they follow. This intern helps us make each and every Rat Control treatment guaranteed and successful.
Rats pose a real threat within greater . Rodents such as Rats and Mice carry disease, cause extensive damage to motor vehicles, stored products or in some cases even gardens and landscaping. Rat Control is a necessity as Rats aren’t just a pest Rodent but they are creatures of nightmares for some and pets to others. These night time critters are highly intelligent and may live in large numbers, they spread disease and cause all out havoc.
Rats dominate the streets of busy cities at night and Rat Control is imperative.
Due to the nature of rats they have the ability to adapt and survive. Rodents such as these scavenge and eat what they can. Crawling Insects, carrion as well as rotten fruit is fair game to a hungry Rat. They rip apart bin bags and can even chew a hole clean through a wheelie bin to gain access. Areas that do not focus on Rat Control are frequently targeted.
Modern day living and the constant growth of cities create a perfect environment for these pest Rodents to thrive. Poor house cleaning and refuse storage techniques produce ideal living conditions. Higher population in cities means more refuse. Refuse can create harbourage and a food source. In many cases an ongoing food source that allows all manor or pests to thrive hence the need for focused Rat Control .
Many restaurants within city and surrounding areas have an active Rat infestation. Imagine all the places Rats go on a regular bases. Sewers and drains, garbage heaps or in carcasses of diseased animals. The germs picked up along the way are then spread across all the surfaces that they walk on. Some of the surfaces include the tables and chairs of restaurants, toilets, food preparation surfaces, This could all be avoided with professional Rat Control . All because many Pest Control companies couldn’t be asked to do their job correctly and provide a decent ongoing Rat Control treatment.
Johannesburg Pest Control have tailored a Rat Control treatment to suite any situation.
Here at Johannesburg Pest Control our staff are friendly and trained. They can handle even the most grizzly Rat Control and Mouse Control problems. Our Pest Control technicians double as special Pest Investigators. We identify, the type if infestation. The level of infestation and furthermore the cause of infestation. We then treat any problems with the least toxic option and set recommendations to ensure long term results for any Rat Control situation. The recommendations could be structural, basic proofing or even housekeeping tips and tricky. Here at Johannesburg Pest Control we have quite a few tricks up our sleeves.
Some information on the different species of rats needing Rat Control .
Black Rat Control
- The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) commonly referred to as Ship Rats or roof Rats. These are more common in roofs or basement. They are longer and sleeker than its brown counterpart. They are agile climbers and are partly responsible for the Black Plague. Fleas that fed on some of these rats then fed on humans spreading the deadly disease Bubonic plague or Black Death responsible for killing as many as 50 million people in the 14th Century.
- Black rat adults range between about 12cm to 18 cm long not including their tail of about 15cm -20cm. They are normally black to light brown in color with a longer pointy nose compared to a Brown Rat.
Brown Rat Control
- The Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) commonly known as Sewer Rats or Norway Rats. These are more common in sewers and in gardens. Brown Rats create burrows in dense foliage, underneath decks and in basements where water and food are readily available. These creatures spread salmonella and E coli from their home to yours through urine and feces.
- The adult Brown Rat gets approx 25cm in length with a tail of about a similar length. They are brown – grey in color and have a heavier stockier body than a Black Rat making them less agile climbers.
Diseases commonly carried by Rats is
As mentioned above, Rats here in are vectors for disease. They spread germs and bacteria as far as they go. They urinate and defecate on food as well as work surfaces. Rats and their disease spreading habits should be put to an end. Call the Rat Control for a free survey and quotation.
Here are a few of the more common diseases transmitted by Rats:
Salmonella – Salmonella or as its often called, Food Poisoning is also spread in the same way as Weil’s disease. Although not as dangerous, Salmonella can also be fatal to immune compromised, the elderly and children. Salmonella or food poisoning often occurs when food has been contaminated with the bacteria. Salmonella grows on old food and can easily be spread by Rats and even Cockroaches.
Rat Control deal with any and all Rodent species
Rats can not only pose a problem by damaging your prized belongings but can cause illness and disease. The need for a professional Rat Control method is more important now than ever before. If your reside in or surrounding areas do not hesitate to call the Johannesburg Pest Control Professionals.
Our friendly staff are always willing to help with any level of Rat Control or Pest Extermination. With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience we are the Expert Pest Control Company! Free quotations that are obligation free for any Rodent, Insect or Termite Infestation