At Atech Pest Control, we are experts in dealing with mice and rat control. We have clients throughout Ireland, which we serve from our base in North Tipperary.
If you have any question about rodent pest control, please contact us using the contact form.
Behaviour of Rodents
Rodents tend to be difficult to control because their instinct is to be wary of typical rodent control measures such as bait or traps.
Rats are a serious pest in homes and businesses as the can carry and transmit disease and contaminate the area.
Mice also will contaminate foodstuff and a pair of mice can breed two hundred offspring in just four months.
Types of Rodent Pests
The Brown Rat (or common rat) (Rattus norvegicus)
Brown Rats burrow underground or into soft material; loose soil, under s and straw sheds. They damage woodwork, pipes, electric cables, stored food and packaging by their gnawing. They spread many diseases including food poisoning. They contaminate more food than they consume.
The Black Rat ( Plague rat ) Rattus Rattus
Black rats are smaller in size and is usually mainly confined to port areas and ships.
The House Mouse (Mus domesticus)
House mice are active all year round, invading your home or business at any time. Mice are usually detected from their droppings as well as damage to stored food and packaging . Mice have a compulsive need to gnaw; electric cables, water and gas pipes, packaging and woodwork can all be seriously damaged. They climb well and can squeeze through very small gaps. They contaminate food and can cause food poisoning.
Rodents in your home or business cause damage to your building, products and loss of good will to your business. Proofing and good hygiene practices will reduce the risks of rodent activity on site.