Noise: made by scratching in the walls, roof or under floor; gnawing, fighting or climbing especially at night when they are most active
Burrows, which may be built under decks and sheds or in the garden
Smudge or rub marks on walls, done by the rat rubbing its oiled and greased fur
Smell; the rat pass urine all the time, which gives off an ammonia-like smell, so that they can find their way back. Wet and dry urine will glow under ultraviolet light and therefore can be detected.
Nests; may be built in hidden and warm places
There are two ways in which these pests can be managed: chemical and non chemical method.
The chemical method involves baits and strategies of bait types, handling and placement for successful effect.
The non chemical method, involves:
Preventing entry: ensure all crevices are blocked, windows have tight screens, pet doors are also considered
Maintain hygiene: keep food stored away in sealed containers; get rid of uneaten pet food
Mechanical devices, to trap these pests
Mechanical devices on walls, done by the rat rubbing its oiled and greased fur
Regular inspections by a Pest Control Expert, to determine the best control strategy for you