Pest Control
Ethics In Pest Control
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Pest Control
Ethics In Pest Control
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The Big Leap

How Do You Identify Where Rats Are Getting In?

Rodent Entry Points

Identifying rodent entry points is crucial to effective pest control, especially when dealing with rats. Rats and mice are notorious for being able to squeeze through the tiniest of gaps and cracks, making it challenging to prevent their entry into buildings. However, with the help of modern technology, such as motion sensor cameras and tracking dust/gels, pest technicians can identify entry points accurately and efficiently.

Motion Sensor Cameras

Motion sensor cameras are a useful tool for identifying rodent entry points. They are particularly helpful in areas that are challenging to see or access, such as crawl spaces, attics, and wall voids. 

These cameras work by detecting movement and capturing footage of any activity. Pest control experts can use this footage to identify where the rodents enter and exit the building. They can then seal the entry points with appropriate materials to prevent further infestation. 

Rodent Tracking Dust & Gels

Tracking dust and gels is another useful tool for identifying rodent entry points. They are applied to areas where rodents are likely to travel, such as along walls, baseboards, and pipes. 

The dust or gel sticks to the rodent's fur as it moves through the area, leaving a trail that pest technicians can follow. This trail can lead to entry points that the pests use to access the building. By identifying and sealing these entry points, pest technicians can prevent further infestation and limit the damage caused by rodents. 

Entry Points Identified, Now What?

Identifying rodent entry points is crucial for controlling the current infestation and preventing future infestations. Once the entry points are identified and sealed, it is essential to implement preventative measures such as maintaining a clean environment, proper storage of food and waste, and regular inspections to ensure no new entry points. 

Identifying rodent entry points through motion sensor cameras and tracking dust/gels is a critical aspect of effective pest control. We can use these tools to efficiently identify entry points, seal them, and prevent future infestations. By taking proactive measures to prevent infestations, homeowners and business owners can save the time, money, and stress of dealing with rodent infestations.

If you have a problem with rats or any other type of pest contact that needs professional treatment contact us below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.