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Servicing the NSW Mid North Coast
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Why you need to seriously consider Rodent Control?
Rats and mice are serious pests of humans and the management options are many. The rodents that are of great concern in the urban pest control context, not just in Australia but in many countries, are:
- Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus)
- Roof rat (Rattus rattus)
- House mouse (Mus musculus)
These animals are well adapted to living in very close association with humans, sharing their food and shelter. Throughout history, rats and mice have been responsible for enormous losses of food and, owing to their ability to transmit diseases to humans by a variety of means, enormous losses of human life. Whether it be crops in the ﬁeld or foods in store, rats still consume or contaminate vast amounts of food, and they still pose a serious threat to health. It is not surprising that many countries have adopted legislation aimed at reducing levels of infestation. Pest Management companies typically expend much energy in trying to control these very cunning and often cautious pests, which have so successfully exploited urban environments.
Rats and mice may transmit a disease to humans by a variety of means:
- Contamination of food or utensils with rodent urine or faeces. Examples: Salmonella food poisoning, choriomeningitis, mild meningitis (virus carried by mice), Weil’s disease, infectious jaundice (bacteria), tapeworm.
- Contamination by direct contact with urine or faeces, where bacteria seem to enter the skin through small scratches; for example, Weil’s disease.
- Indirect contamination via bloodsucking ectoparasites Such as ﬂeas; for example, bubonic plague, mur‘ine typhus fever (Ric/66mm).
- Indirect contamination via pets to humans; for example, favus, skin disease (fungus from mice to pets to humans).
- Contamination by directly biting humans; for example, rat—bite fever, relapsing fever (bacteria).
- Indirect contamination by being eaten by an intermediate carrier; for example, trichinosis (worm—infested rodent eaten by pig, worm— infested pig eaten by human).
DETECTION OF RATS AND MICE
At ValleyPest our rodent control begins with a thorough inspection of the premises. In commercial situations, we may take the opportunity to inspect the premises at night when the activity may be directly observed. Signs of activity observed during the day are interpreted to yield as much information as possible about the type(s) of rodents present, the extent of their activity, their routes of travel and the approximate size of the population, and any other information that will aid in the determination of proper and effective control procedures.
Worried about rats and mice and the diseases they carry? Call Us 1300 072 407
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