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Rats

Rat control is important to avoid a number of serious diseases, which rats are known to transmit. There are nearly a dozen diseases directly linked to rats and the ever prevalent disease spread by rats in Indonesia is Leptospirosis. Besides that, rats also carry secondary pest in their fur such as fleas, mites and ticks.

Rats can be very persistent and if they manage to gain access into your home or business premises they can spread these diseases, cause considerable damage and contaminate food.

Business Consequences

  • Alarm — immediate loss of trust from customers and employees especially in food processing, industrial & manufacturing and food & beverage sectors.
  • Damage — of goods and equipment such as computers, electrical appliances, wires and pipes in offices and business premises.
  • Losses — infestations may cause product recalls and loss of contracts which can lead to financial loss and bad company reputation.
  • Legal — failure to comply with legislation could lead to business closure or fines.

Even rats in the garden and outside can also present tremendous risk, particularly since those areas are visited by children and pets.

Rentokil’s Rat Control Service

  • While amateur Do-It-Yourself (DIY) products are a cost effective way to control rat problems in low risk areas, professional pest control is required for high risk areas, more established rat colonies or where there is a repeated infestation.
  • We offer a Free Site Inspection to assess the source of attraction, breeding site, level of infestation, and to identify the rat species.
  • Our PAL/APAL licensed technicians can offer effective, targeted rat control solutions tailored to your requirements.
  • Treatments will include the control of any potential breeding sites and will advise on actions to take according to the PEST approach.

Call Rentokil today on 0 800 1 333 777 for home enquiries or your business premises. Else you can contact us online to discuss the best rat control solution.

How to Kill Rats: 5 Reasons Why Rats are “Smart” and “Challenging”

Rats are “smart” and “challenging” pest to manage. Here are out top 5 reasons why getting rid of rats at home become a difficult task for the untrained individual.

  1. Rats are agile and can squeeze in 1cm gap! – Despite known as carriers of many diseases, rats as pest are considered as agile animal and only need 1 cm for adult rodent to squeeze into your building. Because they are good climber and swimmers or jumper, any possible entries in a building or landscape makes it really easy for rats to sneak in to your building.
  2. Efficient reproduction - On an average, rats reproduce 3 to 8 times a year, and each time generating on average 4 to 10 young per litter. They have short gestation period of 3 weeks, and for instance, Norway Rat takes around 10 to 12 weeks to mature. We might be facing more rat supply risks without effective rat control in place. In fact, a pair of rodents can produce as many as 2,000 descendants in a year if left untreated.
  3. Intelligent creature - Known as intelligent pests, they have excellent memories are very adaptive to urban environment. As they are neophobic, they turn suspicious on new things such as traps, baits and control tools and hence, require time and diligent efforts to gain control effect.
  4. Rats are attracted to what we consume - They feed on similar food as humans such as cereals, fruits, grains or even nuts. Food source can be made available not just to us humans but also these rodents. To avoid the occur repeating rat problem, it is important to keep these sources of out of reach from rats after our consumption or food preparation.
  5. They have good hiding capabilities - Rats like to hide with sufficient and tight spaces. They are secretive and do not like to be seen by people. They also keep themselves out of reach and hide, such as high locations on the attic, cramp basements or narrow crawl spaces. Remember not to give rats camouflage opportunities among bulky items, boxes, unwanted newspapers and available junks. Remove them to uncover any hiding places.

Find out more our effective solutions on rat control methods to help rat infestation at home in a discreet manner. Engage our specialist for peace of mind assurance at ihs-custcare-id@rentokil-initial.com or call 0 800 1 333 777.

Don’t Let Your Home at Risk of Rats Infestation

Rats could enter homes through cracks and holes found in walls, floors and foundations. Commonly homeowners not recognize its appearance until the signs of rats infestation is obviously appear at home, such as the presence of damage materials and large holes in floorboards and walls. Due to their body shape, rats are capable of fitting through 1cm holes. Rats can also enter the home through gaps in windows or ceiling.

Generally, sexual maturity ranges between 5 and 8 weeks. Female mice reproduce up to 8 times in their lifespan, with averaging 4 to 7 pups. Therefore, a single female may produce up to 56 offspring annually. But even small populations of can cause considerable damage, or even worst, your family’s meals could be contaminated with rats dropping, urine and saliva.

So it is important to recognize its infestation and simultaneously getting rid of rats as early as possible, since rats could spread diseases to human and animal through its dropping and urine. Here are several tips for your rats in home as well as to how to prevent rats from entering your home.

  • Finding all cracks, openings and holes and seal them proofs (e.g. cement, plaster)
  • All doors and windows have to close properly. If possible, install nets on your window vents.
  • Store foods in glass or metal containers with air-tight lids.
  • Dispose of all food waste as soon as possible. And make sure that all trash bins are covered properly.

Rats infestations grow rapidly and prove extremely difficult to exterminate. Homeowners may resort to DIY measures by capturing or killing rats through the use of rat traps. Often, homeowners incorrectly place traps, making them ineffective, and they can also present a risk to children or pets if they have access to the trap.

Preventing rats infestations can help reduce unnecessary hassles. Contact rat pest control service today for an inspection & consultation to the effective rat control. Rentokil promises to deliver safe solutions for your family. Call 0 800 1 333 777 or contact us online at ihs-custcare-id@rentokil-initial.com for the expert advice on your rat problem.

How to Get Rid of Rats from Your Restaurant’s Kitchen?

Rat infestation can be anywhere; it could be in your home or in your business premises such as restaurant business. The kitchen is command central of any restaurant, since kitchen plays an important role in not just delivering quality and tasty food cuisines, yet also ensuring the food safety of the consumers are well taken care off.

A spot with busy traffic and large volume of activities dealing with raw food ingredients and preparation, what happens if the kitchen and the restaurant possess with severe rat problem! With diners patronizing the restaurant daily at every hour, the impact of food poisoning caused among these customers could be detrimental, not only to the image but potential repeat business in the future.

There are various ways in controlling rat entries, presence and infestation. The key of rat control methods has to start with 1st line of defense: Setting up rat traps which are strategically placed locations and corners. Thus, below are the tips in how to deal with a rat infestation which may may help to prevent a kitchen rat:

  1. Detecting the presence of rat – Holes and burrows are two signs of rat infestation. Check the outside and inside in your restaurant, especially when the kitchen located on the ground floor and only separated by a wall from outside the area. If there is a suspicious hole, the hole can be a rodent burrowhole. Immediately fix and close the hole to prevent rat entry of nesting. Rat droppings, unpleasant odors can also be a sign of the presence, in addition consider whether there are footprints and traces of fat rats (smear).
  2. Manage your garbage properly – Do not leave trash scattered in the area of your restaurant. Make sure that your trash bins are properly closed, if necessary, clean it regularly. Create a schedule for garbage disposal, do not let garbage pile up in your restaurant for too long.
  3. Clean your restaurant kitchen – Your kitchen has to be spotless. Clean the floor regularly, both in the kitchen and dining room visitors. But do not forget to clean the equipment after cooking and discard leftovers. Keep leftovers out of rat reach.
  4. Close the entrance – Rat loopholes in the restaurant or hotel building are often neglected. This loophole contained in the cavity under the door, especially the access for loading raw material of food, cable entry slits on the wall, window cutouts, or pipe slits. Rats as a pest not only persistent in finding a way to enter your kitchen, yet rats are agile pest which can pass through a 1 cm hole armed with a flexible spine, so do not wait too long to check and close potential loopholes contained in your restaurant or hotel area.
  5. Clean up your kitchen stuff – Arrange your stuff, especially in your kitchen. The clutter conditions usually can found in the warehouse used to store raw materials of food or beverage cans, such conditions can attract rats breeding. Stack of goods should not be attached to the walls, to minimize the hiding space for rat and, thus making it easier to monitor their movements.

You can contact professional pest control services to help identify these loopholes and potential rats infestation system at the toll free number 0 800 1 333 777 or drop us online enquiry at ihs-custcare-id@rentokil-initial.com.

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