Keep your loved ones safe from pest borne diseases

Are cockroaches dirty?

 

Do cockroaches carry diseases?

 

Are rats & mice dirty?

 

Do rats & mice carry diseases?

 

Can I get sick from rat & mice droppings?

 

No one likes the sight or the knowledge that there home has been invaded by pests, however it is not just their appearance that causes alarm to many home owners. Protecting your home from pests & pest borne diseases is a major part of keeping your loved ones safe, which is why it is essential that when you do have a pest issue you call in the experts rather than trying any DIY pest control. Pest Control technicians are trained to look for active and potential pest issues that could arise in your home.

Pests live in conditions that we would consider unhygienic like sewers & garbage areas… No one would not allow our children to play in these places!

With this in mind no one would want pests living in our homes spreading diseases they may be pick up from their environments

With our busy lives we can sometimes we forget just how unhealthy it is to have these pests sharing our homes.

It is for this reason we are going to mention a few pests and the impacts they can have on our loved ones, to ensure you are keeping a healthy living environment.

Cockroaches

Many people consider cockroaches to be one of the ugliest pests around, however their appearance

Cockroaches are probably one of the worst offenders when it comes to causing illness and diseases. Cockroaches live and travel through sewers in their journey to your home. They enter the house via drains looking for food and a more comfortable living environment.

Cockroaches leave bacteria, pathogens and parasites as they scuttle across your floors, benches, inside your cupboards & near or on your food!

Cockroaches also leave droppings, urine and decaying bodies which break down and become particles of dust that we breathe which affects our lungs and causes allergies.

It has been proven that cockroach ‘dust’ is worse for asthma sufferers than normal dust, cat or dog hair.

Mice

Their appearance maybe less offensive in some people’s eyes but they are next in line when it comes to potential health risks.

Mice basically set up home inside your home and will constantly look around your home looking for food. Even if food is not readily available and sealed up tight they will still contaminate your home.

Mice dribble urine continuously, as they move around your home they are leaving drips of urine on all surfaces they cross.  This steady stream of urine means diseases they carry such as meningitis or salmonella are being left behind on your countertops, floors and inside the cupboards near or on containers, cans, shelves.

The scariest part of this is that as the urine dries almost immediate it is invisible to the naked eye, which means you could be cutting meat, vegetables, preparing baby bottles on urine stained surfaces.

Rats

The Bubonic Plague which killed over 50 million people in the 14th century was a disease that was spread by rats. Rats have strong and powerful teeth and will gnaw on pretty much anything to gain access to food and water.

There are several diseases which can be transmitted via rats

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Tularemia

Many of the these do not occur here in Australia however as overseas travel is common where these diseases can be a problem, it is essential that you are aware of the risks and take precautions to prevent contracting any of these illnesses. Knowledge is your best weapon, be aware, it just may save your life or that of your loved ones!

Diseases by rats can also be spread by inhaling evaporating rat waste. Be wary of droppings that are on dusty surfaces. There is a risk that illnesses can be spread through dust particles that become air borne during the cleaning phase.

What is the best way to clean up rat droppings?

Ensure you remove any rodent droppings as soon as possible using gloves and throw away all materials used to collect the droppings.

Place the droppings in a zip lock bag and dispose of immediately as there is a risk that diseases can be spread when dust in your home is contaminated by a rodent’s urine or droppings.

When it comes to rodents and the problems they cause, disease is one you really do not want to ignore. The tool to any rodent infestation is to be safe and responsible.

If you have a rodent infestation and need to clean up their droppings, air out the room and use a face mask. This will prevent you from breathing in any air borne illnesses associated with rodent droppings.

If you have a current rodent infestation, have it treated by a professional pest control. Pest Busters Sydney recommends waiting until you stop seeing activity or hearing noises then begin the cleaning process and seal up any entrance points.

Protect your loved ones with Pest Busters Sydney.

Further Reading:

 

Cockroaches

Mice & Rats

Rat Problems on the rise in Sydney

Early warning signs of a pest infestation

You can count on us that we will provide the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home or place of business is protected with Pest Busters Sydney.

For more information or a free quote specially designed to suit your needs call us on 1300 130 567 or contact us via our website

Sydney Pest Control

Rat Problems on the rise in Sydney

Pest Busters Sydney – Rats in Sydney

Rats in Sydney
Rats on the rise in Sydney

There is currently a problem with rats in Sydney and unfortunately the city is not alone. Suburbs throughout Sydney and Australia are all experiencing increased rat activity, and while there are many factors that are contributing to this problem the best way to decrease this type of activity is to provide tips on how to prevent rat infestations in and around houses and business

Rats in Sydney – Residents living in areas with known rat problems are concerned and rightfully so. Not only are these rats infesting abandoned homes, they are also becoming a nuisance around homes and buildings that are occupied and if left unchecked can cause a threat to the health of the people and their pets.

There are many reasons rats in Sydney may find a property appealing such as:

  • Unsecured rubbish bins
  • Pet food left outside
  • Bird feeders
  • Bird Aviaries
  • fruit & nut trees can also attract rats.

To successfully reduce the rat population home and business owners should be responsible for their own property which includes

  • Keeping lawns trimmed and clear of debris
  • Eliminating food sources
  • Blocking entrance points

At Pest Busters Sydney we understand that while this is a significant rat problem in and around Sydney and this is why we are encouraging everyone to learn how they can assist their community in the fight the against rats.

How can I Prevent Rat Infestations?

  1. Eliminate access to food
  • Keep garbage in metal containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Do not leave pet food outside for more than one hour.
  • Keep pet food in tightly sealed metal or glass containers not plastic
  • Remove bird and wildlife feeders.
  • Fallen fruits and nuts, including the pits of fruit trees, should be picked up daily.
  1. Eliminate hiding places and harbourages
  • Remove abandoned cars, furniture, and appliances.
  • Firewood & timber should be stored away from walls
  • Remove all overgrown brush, weeds, tall grass and plants that are near the house
  • talk and work with neighbours to prevent future rodent problems.
  1. Remove easy access to dwellings
  • Inspect the exterior of your home and garage for cracks and openings that a rat could squeeze through
  • Use a hardware cloth cover to prevent rats from entering through vents for crawl spaces, eaves, vent fans etc
  1. Rat Bait
  • Baits are best applied by professionals to ensure effective use and minimize risk
  • Always use lockable bait stations to reduce risk to children and pets.

Further Reading

Mice & Rats

Early warning signs of a pest infestation

You can count on us that we will provide the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home or place of business is protected with Pest Busters Sydney.

For more information or a free quote specially designed to suit your needs call us on 1300 130 567 or contact us via our website

Sydney Pest Control

Mice & Rats

Rodent Pest Control

Mice pest control Sydney – Rat pest control Sydney

Need Help with Rats or Mice ?

 

Rodent Pest Control Sydney – Rats and mice are always around but become more apparent during the winter months, as the weather cools and the normal food source for the rats & mice become limited, they enter your home, looking for warmth and food.

Rats & mice not only can contaminate food and utensil’s they can cause damage to your home or place of business to the structures and wires.

What damage can rodents cause?

 

Rats

  • Cause damage to wiring
  • Can chew through floor joists and walls
  • Cause damage to insulation
  • Because rats burrow they can undermine hill sides & retaining walls

Mice

  • Unsanitary
  • Multiply quickly
  • Cause significant damage to your home
  • Contaminate food and other materials
  • Chewing mouthparts
  • Implicated in causing house fires
What are the warning signs of a rodent problem?

 

Rats

  • Scratching noises
  • Droppings
  • Distinctive smell
  • Damage
  • Ripped food packaging
  • Burrows

Mice

  • Scratching noises
  • Droppings
  • Distinctive smell
  • Damage
  • Nests
Types of rats & Mice

 

How are rats and mice treated?

 

Pest Busters Sydney use baits to treat for rats and mice.

If young children or pets have access to the external areas or the area under the house, safe baiting methods must be followed. The safe baiting method  means that baits need to be placed in lockable bait stations.

Where is rodent bait placed?

 

  • Sub floor
  • Roof
  • Internally

The most important issue being is the bait in a safe inaccessible area.

What is a lockable bait station?

 

Rat and Mice Pest Control SydneyLockable bait stations are an effective tool for controlling rats and mice. They are boxes which are used in areas that are accessible to pets or children. Lockable boxes will be suggested for any external baiting in which dogs, cats, wildlife or children can access the areas needed to be baited.

Lockable baits stations are specifically designed to prevent unauthorised access to baits, to stop the bait spilling out, ‘crumbs’ being carried away or baits being pulled out by mice and rats.

What are the benefits of using a bait station?

 

  • Baits are protected from dust & moisture
  • Provide a secure place for rats and mice to feed
  • Protect children, pets and wildlife away from baits
  • Allow for baiting in areas that would have been difficult without boxes (such as externally)
  • Prevent baits being spilt
  • Easy monitoring as technician can open boxes to examine the amount of feeding
  • Tamper Resistant
  • Allows safe baiting in public or food preparation areas
  • Safe for pets and humans
Can bait stations be used internally?

 

Yes! Lockable bait stations can be used internally if you are concerned about your child or pets getting into the baits. Internally baits are only placed in safe areas that are inaccessible to children or pets, however in some circumstances a lockable station may be suggested if for example there is an entrance point in a cupboard, pantry or an exposed wall cavity.


Rodent Pest Control Sydney

You can count on us that we will provide the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home or place of business is protected with Pest Busters Sydney.

For more information or a free quote specially designed to suit your needs call us  on 1300 130 567 or contact us via our website

Rodent Pest Control Sydney