Once you have noticed any signs that indicates your home has rodent infestation, it’s important to act right away and call us.  Do you know that one of the defining characteristics of a rodent is a set of teeth that continuously grow over their lifetime?. Their teeth never stop growing! Rats and mice can contaminate food, chew up your drywall, and spread dangerous pathogens. When you’re in need of a rat and mouse treatment that you can depend on to do a safe and thorough job, contact Sydney’s Best pest Control. We will do a complete inspection of your property and analyze the situation to make sure that we are providing you the appropriate treatment.  Rat and mouse bait blocks will be placed in the roof cavity/space which is accessed through the manhole inside your home also in sub floor areas – under the house. If you do not have an accessible manhole please let us know so we can discuss other ways of accessing this area. Bait blocks will be placed in internal areas if this is deemed necessary. These areas could include behind the fridge, stove, washing machine, cupboards and behind furniture. For external baiting, we would recommend using lockable rodent stations as it not only protects pets, children neighbouring pests or wildlife they also protect the baits from rain – providing you with a longer protection. We are confident in our services that we provide a 3 months guarantee against any further rodent activity in your home. We are a family-owned and operated business, and we have been proudly serving the community for many years now.

 

TIPS FOR SAFELY CLEANING UP AFTER RODENTS

My niece shouted and we panic and run towards her and asked what happened. And with her nervous voice she said” I saw a rat walking and I couldn’t enter the bathroom.” Well that was the first impulse, if you have spotted a rodent inside your house. And then you wonder what you can do to get rid of your rodent problem. After you have called for a professional to do a rodent treatment from Sydney’s Best Pest Control, you should do what you can to clean up any rodent-related mess you have found. Please see the steps you should take to clean up after your unwanted guests.

Clean up any urine and droppings

When you begin cleaning, it is important that you do not stir up dust by sweeping or vacuuming up droppings, urine, or nesting materials. Mix up a bleach solution with 1 part bleach + 10 parts water—and spray it on the rodent urine and droppings. Pick up the urine and droppings and put them in a plastic garbage bag, and then throw the bag away. Remove your gloves and wash your hands.

Disinfect the entire area

Now, let’s get rid of your invisible visitors—the bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that the rodents may have brought with them. Use the bleach solution to wash any surface that the rodents may have touched Wash any bedding and clothing with laundry detergent in hot water if exposed to rodent urine or droppings. Steam clean or shampoo upholstered furniture and carpets with evidence of rodent exposure.

Before attempting to clean cabins, sheds, barns, or other outbuildings, open all doors and windows for 30 minutes. This will allow fresh air to enter the work area.

Cleaning of Attics, Basements, Crawlspaces, and Other Storage Areas

Spray any urine, droppings, and nesting materials with either a bleach and water solution or a household disinfectant prepared according to the label instructions for dilution and disinfection time. Soak well. Use a paper towel or rag to pick up the materials and dispose of them. If exposed insulation has become contaminated with urine and droppings, it should be placed into plastic bags for removal.

Rodent- proofed your home

Once your home is free from rodents, it’s time to keep them from coming back and cause further damage or contamination. A rodent-proofing professional can seal off every possible entry point to your home, reducing the risk of future infestations. Knowing how to discourage rodents from entering your home requires experience, which is why it’s always smart to hire a seasoned professional for Sydney’s Best pest Control.

Remember after cleaning, remove gloves, and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water (or use a waterless alcohol-based hand rub when soap is not available). Then do not eat immediately as you might remember what you have cleaned for and the smell.

 

RECOGNIZING THE WARNING SIGNS OF A MOUSE INFESTATION

Not everybody, however, knows how to recognize the symptoms of any rodent  infestation. You won’t necessarily see a mouse—they’re small, and they usually only move around at night. Here are the most likely visible signs that mice or rat  have entered your property:

Urine and Droppings

When a rodent visited your property most likely you will see droppings and urine. It is a sure sign that rats or mice are present, and will indicate the type of rodent, the size of the infestation, and where they are most active. If you see any droppings at all or smell a strong musky odor, don’t hesitate to call Sydney’s Best—the longer you wait, the longer the mice have to multiply in your home.

Unusual Noises

They are nocturnal. As they host a party at night you will hear a loud scratching sound coming from your walls. This is the sound of mice scurrying, scratching, and moving around in search of their next meal.

Chew to the max

They love to chew, and they will gnaw away on anything they can leave a mark on. If you find any signs of chewing on your furniture, drywall, clothing, or even old books, the most likely culprit is a mouse. Gnawed mouse holes are smaller, clear-cut, and about the size of a dime while gnawed rat holes are larger, about the size of a quarter, with rough torn edges.

Holes in Walls

They will start looking for a safe place to nest once they found entrance to our home. If you start finding small holes in wood furniture—such as drawers or cabinets—it’s a strong indicator that they  are present.

How your Pet Behaves

Do you ever notice that your cats or dogs are acting weird? – one of the reasons is that they may notice the presence of rodents before you do. If you notice that your cat or dog appear extremely alert, barking, or begin to paw at spaces beneath refrigerators, stoves, or low-clearance pieces of furniture —it could be because they can smell the mice. Pets tend to act unusual when they hear or smell rodents in the house.

 

You should never ignore the warning signs of a mouse infestation. If you think that you have mice or a rat loose in your home, it’s time to call Sydney’s Best Pest Control