RODENT CONTROL STRATEGY
Each site is different and will require a different set of measures, either to prevent rodent infestation or to remove an infestation when it has become established.
Are generally inquisitive and are sporadic in their feeding, that being they will eat small amounts, from many different locations within their environment.
With their neophobic condition, It may be a couple of days before they have the confidence to start feeding. They tend to feed from relatively few places, however will gorge themselves if they find a palatable food source.
Firstly we complete a detailed Site survey to assess were on the site there are Rodent activity and to see if there are any areas that can be improved, so not to encourage Rodent activity.
This is achieved by these principles.
Tidy up Remove all excess food and water souces if possible.
Remove cover (clear of all debris, rubbish).
Vegetation should be cleared around buildings to provide an open perimeter and immediate surroundings.
Measures which will help prevent rodents gaining access.
Tell-tale smears of grease from their belly fur where they have climbed up and over obstacles.
Fresh burrows around the site and in banks.
Signs of damage to feed, fabric of the building, cables and pipes, etc.
Tracks and runs.
If left unchecked and in ideal conditions, rodent generations can be produced every 3 to 4 weeks so populations can quickly increase.
Check which /if any control procedures have been implemented before
Start eradication campaign.
Commensal rodent infestations have a basic requirement for the availability of three main characteristics in their environment:
– Water (house mice less so)
– Harbourage or somewhere to live and nest
If these requirements are not met, the habitat becomes less attractive to rodents and less likely to sustain an infestation.
Our Methods of control
Physical control method e.g. Traps
Chemical control method e.g. Rodenticides in bait stations
The two methods combined
We closely follow the CRRU-CODE OF BEST PRACTICE
We use secure bait stations
Farms / Small holdings
We try to use existing material as bait stations when dealing with rats in the farm environment as we believe it leads to a better succss rate
i.e. Old tyres, Pallets, Bricks, Slates etc
We offer a break back trapping service for small rodent infestations.
Garden Sheds / Loft spaces etc