Rodents or rats are found where there is a food source available for their survival. The houses that have food waste lying near backyards and front yards invite rats to make a living. Rodent control in Dubai helps to provide professional services to get rid of rodents. An infestation of rats causes a series of problems for households and causes a series of diseases that are a major health concern for humans. Rats are not only disease carriers but also create unhygienic conditions because of their droppings, urine, and fur loss. They also nibble on food bits lying uncovered in kitchens and rooms. The infestation of rats is shown clearly in the form of a foul smell and droppings lying around areas of food. .
Rodent control in Dubai has divided rodents into four main types that frequently infect places. The four types of rodents mainly cause mayhem in homes and an infestation can cause major problems. The rats have different characteristics according to their species. The following are the three major types of rats:
The most commonly found rats are house mice. They live in dark and isolated places. House mice can climb up heights to reach isolated areas. They can easily chew electrical wires which cause fires that can be dangerous to a home and the whole community. House mice can cause a rampage that involves mess and spread diseases like salmonella. The salmonella infection causes diarrhea and stomach cramps. The severity can lead to hospitalization. Because of their flexible bodies they can fit through any small hole, the size of a dime. Although they may have an unclear vision and might be blind but have senses that are enhanced to make up for their vision. A better option is to seal all holes and entrances of the home to avoid them from coming inside. It is also important to keep the storerooms tidy and organized so that they can not hide in those places easily.
Another species of rodent is the Norway rat. This kind of rat likes to stay near garbage dumpsters to find an ongoing supply of food waste. The shortage of food causes them to enter homes and reside in basements that are dark and have a supply of food. These rats try to find cover in fall and like to enter warm places like cozy homes and apartment buildings. They can enter through small holes, the size of a quarter, and crawl spaces. These rats can leave gnaw marks where they reside. They also gnaw through plastic pipes and also damage property. Plague, cowpox virus, rat-bite fever, and jaundice are spread through them. They transmit ticks, mites, and fleas inside homes that can be dangerous to human health. They can be detected through a closer look around the house for droppings, gnaw marks, grease marks, etc. A more common remedy is to seal all the holes and entrances of the house so that these rats can be avoided.
As the name suggests these rats live on roofs and tree branches. They are also known as black rats or ship rats because they are black. These rats are attracted to fruit trees and feed on the fallen fruit. They also tend to go through open garbage bags. So, to avoid an infestation of these rats, the fruit should be picked up before being wasted, and garbage should be disposed of in tight bags away from the rats. They can spread bubonic plague, typhus, typhoid, and trichinosis. They can easily swim in the water and go anywhere they want.
Deer mice live in rural areas where there are tree hollows, log piles, and old fence posts. They do not live near residential areas but in the winter months, they can enter homes to avoid the cold. They will reside in areas like the shed, barns, and basements during the off-season. They carry diseases like the hantavirus, spread by rodents and cause kidney, blood, and respiratory illnesses. The deer mice also attack the pet foods that are stored in garages and storage sheds, so it is better to put them in airtight jars and containers to keep them safe from deer mice. They are distinguished from their half brown and half white tails. Although they remain away from dwellings but can infest the places that have a supply of food available to survive and thrive.
The rodents are strong carriers of diseases that are harmful to humans and cause a variety of virus outbreaks. These diseases are sometimes fatal to humans. Following are some of the diseases mentioned:
This is a serious disease caused by dust mixed with rat urine or droppings breathed in by humans. The virus causes many problems like kidney, blood, or respiratory problems. The hantavirus is mainly caused by a rat infestation, usually the deer mice. The symptoms include fatigue, body aches and pains, vomiting, and abdominal complaints. There is no cure for the virus, and only a rat infestation can be avoided both inside and outside the home will protect against the virus.
This is also a viral disease spread by an infestation of the house mouse. The infection spreads through coming into contact with fresh urine, and droppings of the infected rat. A bite from the infected rat can also cause this virus. The disease has two types of phases, one is when you have symptoms of fever, lack of appetite, vomiting, muscle aches, and headache. The other phase is when the illness becomes serious and shows symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis or both meningoencephalitis. The mixed stage is very dangerous. The rats should be kept under control at all costs. The infestation causes a spread of diseases and it can be avoided by keeping a check on the inside and the outside of our homes.
The salmonella infection is also caused by consuming food infected with rat droppings. The infection mainly causes stomach cramps and diarrhea, which becomes severe if left untreated. The infection becomes dangerous if proper hydration is not followed and the person can dehydrate which becomes fatal sometimes. Rodents should be cleaned inside your home premises and not allowed to live in sheds and barns.
There are an array of methods that help to remove rodent infestation from your house. Rats are a nuisance that no one likes to have in their house. Mr Pest using the methods that help to eliminate rats from an area:
1. Make Use Of Mouse Traps
Mouse traps are commonly used for trapping mice and they are more effective when a proper bait to attract them is set up. Mice come out from their hiding places to look for food at night. Peanut butter, cheese, and buttered popcorn are a favourite treat of these rats. In an attempt to munch on their favourite food they might get trapped. You can easily get rid of them by releasing them far away from your house.
2. Make Use of Home-made Hot Pepper Solution
Mice are not friendly towards hot peppers and avoid them. All you can do is make a hot pepper solution and spray it in places where you think the rats are visiting at night. The solution can be made by grinding very hot peppers in vegetable oil and spraying it with the help of a spray bottle will make the rats leave the place in a few days.
3. Make Use Of Essential Oils
The use of essential oils like peppermint oil and clove oil helps to repel rats. The rats are not fond of their smell and might leave the place if the oils are sprayed regularly. Rodent control in Dubai recommends making use of these oils and achieving the desired results.
4. Carefully block places with Steel Wool
Since steel will is hard to chew and can not be easily damaged. It is best to cover small places with steel wool to block the rats from entering these places. It also pricks and can not give way very easily. So, it is a good choice to block places like holes near drains or under the sink.
5. Make Use of Duct Tape
The duct tape can be used to secure the entry points of the rats in a house. It is better to first recognize the movement of rats and then when you think they are not around seal the entry points with duct tape to make them stay out of those places and out of your house.
It can be concluded here to say that rodents are not very easy to control once they infest their surroundings. But with the help of Rodent control in Dubai, the infestation can be professionally controlled to provide relief to the people. Also by following hygiene, proper storage of food, tightly sealing trash and securing trash lids the problem of rats can be controlled in an effective way.
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