On call in Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to perform reconnaissance in order to identify the species of rodent gaining access to the loft and how they were getting in.
Good reconnaissance is highly beneficial in stopping the rats in their tracks! We deployed motion-triggered infrared cameras in key locations around the property which confirmed the species of rodent and their suspected entry points.
With the information obtained from this investigation, we can formulate a clear plan to block the identified entry points prior to baiting traps in order to remove any rodents still within the property.
Once any rodent treatment is completed, cleaning up after the rats is vital as they can and do carry a number of harmful diseases.
This process involves removing any contaminated materials, hoovering up any droppings or residual waste and then disinfecting the areas affected with biocide treatments
Evidence of Hantavirus infection has been found in UK rodents. Hantavirus is a disease that can lead to haemorrhagic fever in humans and is believed to be contracted by contact with or inhalation of dust containing trace elements of rodent droppings & urine.
Other common diseases caused by rodent excrement and urine include
- Leptospira, which causes Leptospirosis (a.k.a. Weil’s disease) are carried by 14% of rats and 80% of mice.
- Salmonella can survive in rat faeces for up to 86 days.
- E. coli has been recovered from rodent faeces for over 36 weeks.