Rat Nightmare

Assuming you are going for grocery shopping or dropping by a local hawker stall at local market, chances are you will be accompanied by rats. The population boom is at an alarming state. Rats easily gain access to garbage and mouldy vegetables as the result of poor hygiene management and damaged drains.

Rats become more brazen as they fearlessly show up even at broad daylight. In actual fact, rats are shy in nature and only began their foraging activities only after dark. This shows how overpopulated and desperate rats are for food as they openly rummage for leftover. The real problem is rats are not like the lovable character you see, instead they bring life-threatening diseases and very costly damages to both your health and home. 

Facts About Rats:

  • Rats can squeeze into your space through a hole as small as the size of a quarter.
  • Rats are omnivorous, meaning they can eat both vegetables and meat, even if it is their own species.
  • Having rats in your home can cause huge financial lost as they damage your property by gnawing on wood and electrical wires.
  • Rats leaves their dropping to mark their territory however exposure to their urine can lead to rat borne diseases such as Leptospirosis, which can cause fever, vomiting and headache.
  • According to a recent pest article by Rentokil North America, that rats emit allergens — miniscule particles that can invoke mild to severe allergy symptoms.

Rat Prevention:

If you spot any hole, crack and gap at home, make sure you seal those areas, keep all food sealed and discard all clutter away. However, if your home is infested with rats, it’s time to engage professional help.

At Rentokil, we are equipped with highly skilled technicians that can provide effective recommendations to seal any potential entry points for rat and deploy bait stations to control the infestation.

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