From hotels to works canteens, to hospitals, any location where rats and mice can find food, can end up with a rodent problem. Southampton businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and pubs need to act quickly to ensure that customers are not traumatised by seeing a rat or mouse on the premises. Speed is essential, because the extreme rapidity with which rodents breed, means that the problem can quickly get out of hand if it isn’t addressed promptly.
At No1 PHD we have trained operators across Southampton, who are experienced in dealing with every kind of rodent problem, and can do so efficiently and discreetly.
Rats are nocturnal creatures, so you may not necessarily see one. However, you may see droppings, or hear the rats at night, in skirting boards or attics, if you run a business such as a hotel. Rat droppings are larger than mice ones, and have the appearance of black rice grains. Rats will eat any food that has been left out, and will also chew hard substances, even including concrete, to file their teeth or to get access to food they want.
Every rodent problem is different, so we’ll make an individual assessment of your particular requirement. This will involve identifying the type of rodent, and assessing how they are getting into the property and moving around it. We’ll define the likely size of the population, as unfortunately, there is never one rat or mouse. We’ll also take into account the general environment, including whether children or animals are around, as these factors will influence the recommended solution.
If you think that the rodents are making their way up from a broken drain or sewer, we have a specialised Southampton sewer team, who can advise you, and make a repair if needed.
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Once we’ve assessed the problem, we’ll select the key points for implementing control measures. Our bait stations are discreet installations that hold rodenticide (rat poison) in bait.
There are many different types of rodenticide and our qualified technicians will select the appropriate one to solve your problem. We have full knowledge of the laws which control where baits can be used. Another approach, which may be appropriate in some environments, is trapping. There are various kinds of traps, including those with glue pads.
We’ll also advise on how to prevent the problem recurring and keep rodents out of the property.
When we work to remove rodent infestations in Southampton schools, hospitals and care homes, we are always mindful of the safety of staff and patients, residents or pupils. This is just one of our commercial services we offer our clients in Southampton.
Of course, pests themselves are a health hazard, with droppings capable of spreading E Coli and salmonella. Rat urine poses a particular hazard. People can contract Weil’s disease (leptospirosis) if rat urine contaminates water, and pets can also be affected by various diseases.
It’s therefore essential to disinfect surfaces after the rodents have been removed. We can use disinfectants that will kill viruses, bacteria and pathogens left by the rodents, without harming people or pets. Our staff are fully trained in all the health and safety aspects of rodent control.
Rats and mice can spread disease, and can breed so rapidly that the population increases exponentially. If you have a rodent problem in the Southampton area, contact us at No1Phd on; 08006906777 for a fast, effective response, to rid you of your rodent control problem for good.
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