Battling rats in Johannesburg – get professional help

Johannesburg, the City of Gold, is a thriving metropolitan and major business hub in South Africa. The centre of finance and major corporations, it is a mother to many people who live and thrive off of its energetic culture and career opportunities. However, this environment is a perfect contributor to the presence of rats and, therefore, measures need to be taken regarding pest control Johannesburg.

Rats are attracted to human habitation and manmade structures, especially basements, garages, barns, storerooms and workshops. They also are quite comfortable in dingy places like sewers, dumpsites and gutters. As with most pest types, easy access to food and warmth are a major attraction for these pesky creatures.

Rats are carriers of parasites and diseases

Rats are carriers of ringworm, tapeworm, fleas and mites, which are defiantly not welcome in any human body. More seriously, they can cause a host of indirect diseases (over 35) including:

  • Respiratory Problems
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Swine Dysentery
  • Trichinosis

These diseases are transmitted by being in contact with the rat’s fleas and mites, as well as being exposed to their urine, saliva, and droppings or through actually being bitten.

How to handle rat pest control Johannesburg

Aside from the heath drama, they are entirely destructive little forces. Gnawing their way through pipes, walls, cupboards, skirting boards, wooden roof trusses and food packaging, contaminating as they move along.

Get rid of rats is a priority, and will need to start with an inspection of the environment. Ensure water and food sources are secure and protected from easy access to discourage their arrival. Cover up any hiding spaces and drain openings again to limit the attractiveness for the inhabitation. One can make use of special rattraps and rat poison to capture or kill them, however, there is the issue of being left with dead rats to handle.

If you are looking for a professional company offering pest control Johannesburg, consider the services offered from Kempston Cleaning – we offer pest control services for Johannesburg and surrounds that are both thorough and humane. Call us today to eradicate your premises of these dreaded pests.

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