RODENT CONTROL

Rats and mice pose a serious health risk to humans and to food safety worldwide. Controls which prevent product and unsightly property damage must be managed by professionals. Environments which are invaded or are inhabited by rodents present serious risk for disease, damage to goods and customer complaints.

Orkin use only quality products, including permanently lockable, tamper resistant bait stations and mechanical traps that:

  • Comply with current health and safety standards and regulations.
  • Enhance and protect the image of your company's pest management programme.
  • Reduce the risk of non-target animals, pets and people from access to poison, glue boards or trapped rodents.
FACTS
  • 20% Of the world's food supply is actually destroyed by contamination through droppings and urine.
  • Over one fifth of unknown fires are caused by rodents gnawing electrical wires.
  • Multiply rapidly - a female rat and her offspring can theoretically produce 15 000 rats a year.
  • Are choosy and won't take bitter, putrid or moldy foods.
  • Have a highly developed sense of smell and taste and will initially reject anything unfamiliar.
  • Travel along a definite route, leaving well defined trails or runways
  • Avoid open spaces.
  • Can climb horizontal or vertical wires or pipes and up brick or rough walls and some species swim well.
  • Groom themselves constantly.
  • Have a structured social order with males being dominant.
  • Food sources are dominated by high ranking members.
  • Infested buildings may contain a number of separate groups, rather than one large population.
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