A safe, disease-free and habitable environment is ideal for the survival of human beings, livestock, pets and wildlife. One sure way of achieving this is through effective control of pests, particularly rodents. Rodents cause massive damage to property, contaminate food and spread diseases. Some of the diseases spread by rodents include plague, urban typhus, spotted fever, hantavirus, and rat-bite fever, among others. Examples of rodents include mice, rats, beavers, gophers, voles and many more. One challenge in controlling rodents is that they are adaptable to a human environment. For you to effectively manage them, you will have to set up an elaborate Rodent Control mechanism or seek professional services.
There are various ways of controlling rodents. Direct attacks on infestations by using poisonous baits or traps will help in controlling pests. Rodenticides contain anti-coagulants, and are mixed with bait for rodent consumption. They are effective after four to five days. Traps like snap traps and cage traps are used to capture the rodent physically. Observing high levels of cleanliness and sanitation will deprive rodents of food and passages, thereby eliminating them. Disposal of dead pests is another important thing to note when carrying out Rodent Control. Use tools like tongs to lift dead rodents, and spray the carcasses with disinfectants or bleaching solutions.
Before you start controlling pests, it is important that you seek assistance from professionals at Triple AAA American Exterminators. They will provide you with some useful tips on pest control. The following tips are helpful when carrying out this exercise;
1. Identify the type of pests you are dealing with, since they have different capabilities and preferences.
2. Read carefully and follow the label instructions of any pesticide.
3. Store the pesticide in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
4. Some rodenticide baits are toxic to the wildlife and should be kept safely.
5. Before you use pesticides, it is recommended you first embrace the integrated pest management approach. It is encompasses prevention, sanitation and exclusion.
Finally, both personal and environmental hygiene should be observed when handling rodents. Protective gears like gloves and face masks should be worn, and avoid direct contact with dead rodents. All contaminated clothes and other items should be thoroughly disinfected using a diluted bleach solution. Hands should be washed thoroughly using soap and water.
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