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The presence of rats and mice in buildings is usually regarded as undesirable from the viewpoint of food spoilage and contamination, physical damage, and the transmission of diseases to humans. Rats and mice are responsible for enormous losses of food in store, either by directly eating the foods or by rendering them inedible through contamination. As the rodents move in and around stored foods, they contaminate the food with droppings (of which often more than 50 per day are produced) urine (which tends to be sprinkled on surfaces over which they travel) and hairs. Rats and mice may transmit disease to humans by a variety of means.

Contamination of food or utensils with rodent urine or faeces.
Examples: Salmonella food poisoning (bacteria carried by rats and mice), choriomeningitis, mild meningitis (virus carried by mice), Weil’s disease, infectious jaundice (bacteria), tapeworm.

Contamination by direct contact with urine or faeces, where bacteria see to enter the skin through small scratches
Example: Weil’s disease.

Indirect contamination via blood-sucking insects ie. Ectopatasites such as fleas
Example: Bubonic plague (Black Death bacteria, via fleas), murine typhus fever.

Indirect contamination via pets to humans
Example: Favas, skin disease (fungus from mice to pets to humans)

Contamination by directly biting humans
Example: Rat-bite fever, relapsing fever (bacteria)

Indirect contamination by an intermediate carrier
Example: Trichinosis (worm infested rodent eaten by pig, worm infested pig eaten by human

Rats and mice in buildings pose a serious threat to human health. The disease threat alone is justifiable cause for concern and for the implementation of sound control procedures.

Our Technician will survey the premises and determine if the building is at high risk of rodent infestation.

We will survey the perimeter of the building to assess how many lockable bait stations will be required in accordance to the recommended HCCAP guidelines to provide maximum protection.

All bait stations will be affixed permanently by way of chains and/or clips.

At each pest management visit, each station will be emptied into a bucket, dusted with a clean cloth, checked to ensure the station is still secure and re-baited if necessary.

Our technician will determine if lockable bait stations will be beneficial inside the premises, and how many will be required.