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February 9, 2021
Do DIY Rodent Traps Actually Work?

Lots of do-it-yourself options on rodent control in your home or business can be found on the internet. They teach you how to deal with rodents on your own without hiring a pest control service in Singapore. But are they enough to eliminate rat infestation particularly in your place of business?

Today we will discuss why DIY rodent control fails in Singapore. And why you need someone with skills to take care of your rat problem.

 

The risks of rodents

Like cockroaches and mosquitoes, rats and mice carry and transmit dangerous illnesses. Some of these diseases are leptospirosis, hantavirus, and salmonella. Rodents can spread diseases through their urine and fecal droppings. Make sure to throw away food that you suspect to have been contaminated. Also, wear protective gear when cleaning up after these pests.

 

Common DIY rodent control remedies and why they fail

Mouse traps and poison are the most common products for eradicating rodents. They might work sometimes but they are not fail-proof measures in killing rats and mice. They also come with health risks not just to people, but pets as well.

Traps

If you only have to get rid of a couple of rodents, the traps will work. But if it’s rat infestation, traps are ineffective to address the problem. Rodents multiply quickly and very skillful at evading traps. They’re highly intelligent that they can steal a bait without getting caught.

Poison

Poison is lethal to rodents. But they’re also dangerous to people and pets too if used incorrectly. These pests are so smart that they can quickly learn to avoid danger. If they saw their friends dying after leaving an area in your property, they will evade that area and find another way of entering your space. This is why DIY poison application fails.

There are other rat-killer products you can buy from the store. Yet, they are not guaranteed to work with rat infestation either due to the following reasons:

  1. Not knowing the species of rodents to deal with.
  2. No clue as to their behaviours.
  3. Can’t pin-point what attracts them to your property.
  4. Not following product direction correctly.
  5. Applying baits or traps in areas accessible to children and pets.

 

The signs of rodent infestation to look out for

Rodents are dangerous to have anywhere in your home or business. They do not only spread diseases but they can also cost you money by damaging your structure. Watch out for signs of rat problem like gnaw marks on wires, mice droppings, and rotting odor of rodents. When you noticed any of these signs, find a way to get rid of rodents immediately.

 

The only effective rodent control solution

If you spot any signs of rodent infestation in your home or business, contact Greencare rodent control and disinfection service. This is the only definitive solution that works every time. Just like in bed bug control, our technician will deal with the problem at every level and implement a pet-friendly rat control solution. Reach out to us today at +65 6970 0205!

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