RATS & MICE IN THE BATHROOM & LAUNDRY
With water available in the bathroom, it can be an appealing place for rodents. 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 entrances to your home and where water and shelter are readily available.
- Reduce favourable conditions which would encourage rodents, such as the availability of food and water.
- Fix leaky water pipes and dripping faucets and minimise openings around doors and windows.
- Seal breaks or openings in the house, done as rats and mice are able to squeeze through the smallest of holes.
For damp areas, such as the bathroom and laundry, RATSAK® Wax Blocks are an excellent option. 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 and use bait stations where possible.