Rat Removal in Ajax
The Importance of Quick Rat Removal in Ajax
Rats reproduce incredibly fast, making quick rat removal in Ajax incredibly important. Unlike mice, which typically have 5 or 6 babies in a litter, rats multiply much faster averaging 12 offspring in one litter. Female rats can reach sexual maturity in around four to five weeks. There are often several nests in one area, and one nest may contain around ten rats. This means that an unchecked infestation can grow rapidly.
Also unlike mice, rats are known to bite when threatened or scared. They can grow very large and can cause various diseases.
Besides being spread by bite, these pests can also transmit diseases through their droppings and urine. When they enter your food, they carry their feces and urine along with them. For these reasons and more it’s important to call Icon Pest for your rat removal in Ajax, and fast.
Why Do Rats Enter Homes, Requiring Rat Removal in Ajax
As the temperature begins to drop, rats start looking for a warm place to sleep causing you to require rat removal in Ajax. Similar to other animals, they look for food, water, warmth and a secure location from predators. Your home or business is the ideal place for rats to build a nest, hide from predators, and help themselves to a constant supply of food, especially during the long winter months. Nearly half of all infestations occur in the fall and early winter months.
While a rat infestation can occur any time of the year, it is particularly important to be on the lookout for signs of rat infestation in Ajax from autumn to late winter.
The experts at Icon Pest will not only take care of your rat infestation but they will also employ preventative measures to ensure that your home is properly sealed to help you avoid the need for future rat removal in Ajax.
Common Hiding Spots for Rats
Effective rat removal in Ajax beings with our approach to the problem. One of the most critical factors to consider is the most common locations where rats build their nests. Icon Pest has extensive knowledge in this area which allows us to properly place traps and bait to efficiently remove the rats from your home or business.
Common nesting areas include:
- Cracks and crevices in walls, ceilings, baseboards or flooring
- Anywhere near a heat source like your stove or water heater
- Inside or underneath cabinets, drawers and desks
- Underneath kitchen appliances
- Ventilation systems
- Inside mechanical equipment like refrigerator motor compartments
- Inside cardboard boxes or other containers
- Underneath and inside upholstered furniture
- Dark areas of garages or sheds
Since rats are incredibly clever at hiding, proper trap placement is imperative along with having the necessary knowledge about the various types of bait that can be used to tempt these rodents into said traps. The experts at Icon Pest have the knowledge needed for proper, effective and quick rat removal in Ajax.
How to Clean Up After Your Rat Removal in Ajax
First and foremost, it is important to always take precautions when cleaning up after rats. This will help reduce your risk of contracting any diseases or viruses.
- Use proper disinfectant sprays. Ensure that the label says the word “disinfectant”. You can also make your own solution using 1 part bleach to 9 parts water.
- Wear rubber or plastic gloves. For heavy infestation, you may even want to wear a mask as breathing in dried rat feces can transmit disease.
- You may want to open windows and doors for 30 minutes before cleaning to ensure proper ventilation.
Your rat removal expert can tell you where rats or any signs of rats were found to help support you in your clean up. Remove all urine, feces, and nesting materials. Icon Pest will have already removed all trapped rats.
Step 1: Put on rubber or plastic gloves.
Step 2: Spray urine and droppings with disinfectant or bleach solution. Let it soak for 5 minutes. Clean any countertops, cabinets or drawers.
Step 3: It’s best to use paper towels to clean the solution so you can dispose of them immediately after use.
Step 4: Go back over the area with disinfectant using a mop or sponge.
Step 5: Discard any possibly contaminated items that you no longer need. Contaminated items such as paper or cardboard should not be kept.
Step 6: Properly dispose of the trash in an outside trash bin with a secure lid.
Step 7: Wash your hands in disinfectant with your gloves still on before removing them.
Step 8: Then wash your hands with soap and warm water after removing the gloves.