...I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I didn't worry about it. Then next time I was working there I saw it again. Finally when I moved some bags I saw that a corner had been chewed...
Shed & Garage
The garage or the shed is another place where rodents are more likely to take up shelter from the cold. They can cause damage by chewing electrical wiring, building materials, contaminate food and transmit disease.
The presence of rat and mouse faeces is one of the best indications of a rodent problem. Other signs of rodent activity include tracks, burrows, odours, sounds, rub marks, nests, dead rodents, gnawing and urine stains.
- Inspect your home to determine the cause of the problem. Look for evidence of rodents.
- Walk around your home and garden. Look for conditions which would attract rodents, such as overgrown weeds, garbage bins without secure fitting lids, compost bins, piles of wood or debris, pet food and bird feeders.
- Check that your garage doors seal properly and that your garage or shed does not contain lots of clutter and food items.
- Eliminate weeds, overgrown vegetation and piles of wood.
- Ensure garbage bins have tight fitting lids and are cleaned periodically.
- Ensure compost bins are maintained properly and located away from the house.
- Eliminate where practical bird baths, standing water, as well as other water sources.
- Seal breaks or openings in the garage and shed, as rats and mice are able to squeeze through the smallest of holes.
If your garage or shed is quite damp, you may find RATSAK Wax Blocks an excellent choice of product. Follow baiting strategy instructions on your RATSAK product. Eliminate as far as practical all alternative food sources. Bait infested area, placing bait under cover and not in the open. Place baits in inconspicuous locations to prevent contact by children and pets.