Rodents & Bats

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About Rodents and Mice

Rats

The most common rodents in the Western Cape are mice and rats. During winter months the rodent problem escalates because rodents seek food and shelter against the cold in homes and stores. They can enter your home through any crack or opening. Once they are there, an infestation can develop very rapidly, since one female rat can have more than 100 babies in a year. Within two months these little baby rats are mature and ready to reproduce in turn. And so on, and so forth…

Apart from the mess they make and the stuff they damage, rats carry dangerous diseases which they can transfer directly to humans. Diseases such as Weils disease, Salmonella infection, Rat Bite Fever, the Bubonic plague, Murine Typhus, etc. Not advisable for a healthy and disease free environment.

Mouse diseases can be spread to people through contact with mouse droppings, their saliva or urine, or even mouse bites. These disease can also be spread indirectly through ticks, fleas and mites which have fed on and infected mouse.

No need to go into panic mode – simply call Pest Control Excellence. We will take care of the rest.

 

Signs of infestation

 

  • You will notice rodent droppings here and there.
    There may be gnawing marks on wood, electrical wires, plastics, etc.
  • You will hear scuttling noises on ceilings which can become rather loud.
  • If the population is already large, you will notice the smell of rodent urine.
  • You might find nesting material such as shredded paper or fabric.

Pest Control Excellence Treatment:

  •  Inspection
  • Preventive Action
  • Identification.
  • Analysis
  • Treatment Selection: spray, gel and fumigation.
  • Monitoring
  • Documentation 

About Bats

Bats

Bats are not rodents or flying mice, but are unique mammals and nor are they blind. They have a built-in sonar system which allows them to navigate through total darkness. A bat swooping towards you, is not coming for your hair, but for the mosquito hovering above your head. They have cute little faces and spend a lot of time grooming their fur like cats to keep it silky and soft.

Bats do not carry rabies, although, as mammals they are capable of catching the disease. They can, however, carry a number of harmful infections. It is better not to touch bats, because they are wild animals, therefore they will bite when they feel threatened. Also, a grounded bat most probably is sick and should never be handled with bare hands.

These shy and gentle insect eating animals are beneficial to the environment controlling pests by feeding on them. They also eat fruit and nectar, thus help with pollination as well as spreading seeds. Unfortunately these important pollinators are extremely slow in reproducing, having only one live baby per year.

Because they are so beneficial to the environment, we should do everything we can to protect them. Therefore we remove and relocate bats rather than to kill them. If you have a bat problem, call Pest Control Excellence for professional assistance.

 

Signs of infestation

  • There will be regular bat droppings in the house.
  • You will hear squeak noises at night.
  • Bats will be flying in and out of the house or roof.
  • You will notice a bad smell coming from the ceiling or a crack in the wall.
  • There will be dark stains around the house, stained by the skins of bats as they move in and out.
  • You will see the bat squad leaving at night to feed.

Pest Control Excellence Treatment:

Because they are so beneficial to the environment, we should do everything we can to protect them.

Therefore we remove and relocate bats rather than to kill them. If you have a bat problem, call Pest Control Excellence for professional assistance.

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