Rodent Control | EPM Pest Control

According to an old saying, “you never have just one rat in your home.” If you spot a rodent in your home, then chances are, more are nearby. Normally mouse lives outside. However, they can forge inside your home in search of shelter and food.

Generally speaking, rats are not really fond of humans. They will try to avoid people as much as possible. However, if your house is not that clean, it is certainly a perfect environment for rats to thrive. If you are dealing with a rat infestation, the best choice for you is to partner up with a pest control provider, such as EPM Pest Control, to solve your rat problem.

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Unfortunately, having a rat infestation is not that rare in Brisbane. In Brisbane, you’ll encounter a large brown sewer rat from time to time. According to many studies, rodents are not actually environmentally friendly animals. Rat or mouse problems can lead to severe health risks as well as property damage.

There are dozens of different rat species available out there, including mice, Norway rat, roof rat, brown rat, ship rat, black climbing rat, black rat, wharf rat, and many more. As you cannot actually know the difference between these rats, it’s always good to hire a professional company to solve your rat problem.

Signs of rodent infestation:

At EPM Pest Control, we deal with rats and mice on a daily basis. Therefore, we are familiar with different rodent species. To remove rats from your home, the first step is to identify them by understanding their behaviors and habits.

Common rat access points:

Rodents are found in a variety of sizes. They can enter your home from the tiniest openings possible. Some of the most common rat access points include:

  • Crawl spaces in your building
  • Missing screens invent
  • Holes around doors and windows
  • Unscreened ventilation holes
  • Holes around plastic water pipes
  • Holes near doors, closet and cabinets leading to crawl spaces

If you see the following signs of a rat infestation, contact EPM Pest Control immediately:

  • Rustling or scratching in ceilings and walls
  • Unfamiliar tracks
  • Worn paths around rafters or along baseboards
  • Damage to food, wiring, upholstery, furniture, carpeting, and wood.
  • Greasy smudges on the wall
  • Rat droppings on the shelves, counters, and floor
  • Alive or dead mice

    Common water and food sources:

    As mentioned earlier, rodents will forge inside your home to find food and shelter. Some of the most common food sources for a rat include:

        • Open compost containers or trash
        • Leaky faucets or pipes
        • Open bowls of vegetables and fruits
        • Pet food
        • Unsealed food packages such as a bag of cereal, chips, rice, flour, and crackers.
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    Rats are considered one of the most destructive pests available out there. As rats happily chew electrical wiring, they can damage your property and cost you thousands of dollars. Pest rats, brown rats, roof rats, Norway rats, black rats, and true rats have one thing in common: they are unhygienic and dangerous.

    The presence of rats carries both economic and health implications. Some of the most common diseases spread by rats include Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and rat-bite fever. The diseases carried by rats can be spread to humans indirectly as well, through fleas, mites, and ticks. Furthermore, these pests can also contaminate food, leading to immediate food wastage.

    Keeping Your Home Rat Free – Best Rodent Control Strategies

    Getting rid of a rat infestation, including a house mouse, comes with its own challenges. In order to make home rodent-free, you have to follow a strict, comprehensive rodent control plan. A lot of people try to follow a DIY, however, this approach is not always an effective treatment against rats because it does not deal with its source.

    For a rat control to work, you have to determine the infestation and create a prevention plan accordingly. 

    Tips to Prevent Rodent Infestation

    Here are some of the most effective recommendations to avoid a rat infestation:

    Remember, rats prefer a dirty environment. If you clean up your home on a regular basis and reduce the potential food and water sources for rats, they will eventually move out of your property. This is certainly not possible in the food production business. So, in that case, hiring a pest control service provider is essential!

    Indoor Recommendation:

    • Keep a tidy home by cleaning cabinets, crawl spaces and attics

    • Seal entry points

    • Get rid of leaky pipes

    • Decluttering your home

    • Keep your stovetops free from food

    • Empty recycling bins and garbage cans frequently

    • Rinse food packages before recycling

    • Keep your food items, such as cereal, crackers, and chips, in a sealed container

     

    Outdoor Recommendation:

    • Utilize city-issued trash cans

    • Keep outdoor cooking areas and grills clean

    • Avoid bird feeders

    • Remove tree limbs

    • Keep compost piles away from the structure

    • Don’t plant ivy

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    EPM Pest Control – Best Rodent Removal Services

    Rats are unhygienic and scary. Therefore, it is recommended to partner with a professional team to solve your rodent problem. Unlike you, a professional team has the necessary equipment and experience to deal with a variety of rat species.

    When it comes to the best mouse control service provider in Brisbane, no other firm can beat EPM Pest Control. At EPM pest Control, we have an experienced, highly-educated and professional staff. Besides mouse control, we also offer pest control services for bed bugs, ants, spiders, and more.

    Here is a complete procedure that we follow to control rodent infestation in Brisbane:

    The presence of rats carries both economic and health implications. Some of the most common diseases spread by rats include Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and rat-bite fever. The diseases carried by rats can be spread to humans indirectly as well, through fleas, mites, and ticks. Furthermore, these pests can also contaminate food, leading to immediate food wastage.

    Why Rodent Control Is Necessary

    Rats are considered one of the most destructive pests available out there. As rats happily chew electrical wiring, they can damage your property and cost you thousands of dollars. Pest rats, brown rats, roof rats, Norway rats, black rats, and true rats have one thing in common: they are unhygienic and dangerous.

    The presence of rats carries both economic and health implications. Some of the most common diseases spread by rats include Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and rat-bite fever. The diseases carried by rats can be spread to humans indirectly as well, through fleas, mites, and ticks. Furthermore, these pests can also contaminate food, leading to immediate food wastage.

    Keeping Your Home Rat Free - Best Rodent Control Strategies

    Getting rid of a rat infestation, including a house mouse, is not an easy feat. In order to make home rodent-free, you have to follow a strict, comprehensive rodent control plan. Most people try to follow a DIY. However, this approach is not always an effective treatment against rats because it does not deal with its source.

    For a rat control to work, you have to determine the infestation and create a prevention plan accordingly. Here are some of the most effective methods to keep your property rodent-free:

    Rodent Removal

    Gap Analysis

    The first step is, of course, identifying the rodent infestation. Our team of experts with visit your property and inspect the complete area. Afterwards, we will determine the condition of your external property with respect to potential access points for rats.

    Proofing

    EPM Pest Control offers complete rat proof space through a variety of methods, depending on the rodent infestation. Our complete knowledge about rodent biology, type, and behaviour, allows us to determine the source of the problem. As a result, we can adopt a specific method accordingly.

    Procedure

    Compared to home, getting rid of rodents at a food production site is quite difficult. As rats have multiple hiding spots in the production sites and we cannot really use toxic pesticides, it can become quite a challenge to control a rat problem.

    That being said, EPM Pest Control gladly accepts this challenge. For better results, we monitor the entire vicinity to find possible hiding spots, residing points as well as food sources for rats. Once identify the source, we build barriers with quick and effective tools.

    Sanitizing

    Since rats pose several health risks, proper sanitation is crucial to make sure the infestation stays under control. For this step, we disinfect or remove any rodent waste immediately from your property. Our team of experts can identify any rodent waste before sanitizing the area and removing materials.

    Safety

    Rodent baits are added to the locations with the least human contact. Plus, we use only the highest quality rat control medicines that will provide effective rodents control.

    Monitoring

    At EPM Pest Control, our main focus is on making your home completely free from rats. We are not just dealing with your present rat problem, but also the future ones. For this approach, we share our monitoring activities with clients whose businesses are linked to cosmetics, medicines, as well as food production.

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    “We moved into our first home over 2 years ago, and EPM pest control has been nothing short of reliable, friendly and all round amazing.

    We usually have Eddy come by to do our termite and pest control, however we had Mahdi come out this time, and he was exceptional. Highly knowledgeable and so understanding of us having to work from home and working around us in our office space etc.

    Highly recommend EPM pest control!“

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    "We contacted EPM after finding his professional informative website. Eddy contacted us rapidly and arrived at our house soon after. His inspection was thorough after we showed him the termite damage we had uncovered in one room. We opted for a complete barrier treatment around our house. We feel assured that Eddy uses the best quality products applied thoroughly. This treatment has given us peace of mind, our property is now protected against further damage. Our biggest regret is being in denial and not calling the very friendly Eddy a lot sooner as further renovations have uncovered evidence of more termite damage. I have no hesitation in recommending Eddy. He is patient, a great communicator, and his work is of the highest standard. Termites gone!”

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    “The technician that came and did the inspection and treatment was terrific! He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Both my husband and I were very impressed with him. He had a great attitude and went out of his way to work in with us regarding the timing. It was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended!“

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