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Defence Against Rodent in Singapore

rodent in Singapore

Defence Against Rodent in Singapore

A few types of rodents in Singapore exist, many of which are a nuisance to homeowners and businesses. The most common species of rodents in Singapore include rats, mice, and squirrels. Rats are prevalent and people can find them in both urban and rural areas. Known for their sharp teeth and long tails, they can cause damage to buildings, contaminate food, and spread diseases.

Housemice are smaller than rats but can still cause significant damage. They are agile climbers and can easily access buildings through small gaps and holes. They can chew through wires and cause electrical fires. Rodents may seem harmless but they pose a serious threat to human health and spread diseases.

Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat)

Commonly referred as the street or Norway rat and known to be of asian origin. They have arrived in the United States by ships dock. Now, you can find them throughout the whole world except Antarctica. They have incredibly poor vision and colour blind.

Instead, they solely rely on their other senses of hearing, touch, sense of smell and taste. Although not extremely sharp, they are capable of running the distance, climbing great height and swimming. They usually prefer to live almost anywhere around humankind. They are foragers able to live on a huge variety of food and have successfully spread across the world.

Size :

  • 16″ total length, including the tail
  • Shape : Body is long and heavily built with coarse and shaggy fur
  • Colour : Grey to brown
  • Face : Long and thin with large ears and eyes
  • Tail : Shorter than their body
  • Lifespan : 2 years to 4 years
Rattus Norvegicus

Diet :

They eat almost any type of foods supply but prefer a balanced diet of grains, meat, nuts, and fruits.

Habitat :

You can find burrows along the building perimeter, underneath piles of garbage, around garden landscape, and in open fields. You can find them in the basement, behind walls, or near a water source within a crack.

Impact :

Rats can give people or animals diseases like typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, salmonellosis, and rat bite fever. They transmit these diseases from their rat droppings and urine, bites and the fleas and mites in their fur.

Prevention :

  • Maintain a rat proof structure for storing food in containers with tight fit covers.
  • Seal any opening larger than a quarter inch to rid of potential entry point.
  • Regularly check and repair broken ventilation screens around the premises.
  • They can easily gnaw away plastic, wood and other materials. Metal or aluminium material is recommend for doors and windows frames. And metal sheet and cement are excellent for patching gaps or holes.

Solution :

You should not take the signs of rodent infestation lightly. They can reproduce rapidly, sexually mature Rat gives birth to approximately three to six litters per year. On a large, rat breeds can quickly get out hand and a wide range of infestation can be devastating.

Advisable to call Innovative Pest Control Services to inspect and identify the type of rats or mice infestation. A suitable plan will be discuss to rid of the pest problems permanently.

DID YOU KNOW?

Medium size rodents have an extremely long tail. A group of rats are call a ‘mischief’.

Rat Rattus (Roof Rat)

They are the smaller of the two common rats and known as roof rats, sewer rats or black rats. They get their name from a tendency to find shelter in the upper area of buildings premises. Once inside, they not only damage objects and materials by gnawing on them. They also contaminate the stored food and known as vectors of various dangerous diseases.

Roof rats originate from southeast Asia and people can easily find them worldwide, particularly in warm tropical regions.

Size :

  • 6 – 8″ total length, including the tail
  • Shape : Long body length and thin with soft and smooth fur
  • Colour : Black charcoal to grey or light brown
  • Face : Large eyes and ears, a pointy nose
  • Tail : Longer than their heads and bodies
  • Lifespan : 1 year
Rat Rattus

Diet :

They are omnivorous and will eat anything and leaves gnaw marks on items made available to them. They prefer to eat seeds, variety of nuts and fruits and even berries. A large part of their diet consist feeding on slugs and snails.

Habitat :

They live in colonies and chose to nest in the upper areas of building premises. You can find them underneath, inside and around building structures.

Impact :

They can carry fleas and spread dangerous diseases such as typhus through fleas, infectious jaundice by urine in water or food. Rat-bite fever from bites, trichinosis by under cooked pork and salmonellosis when in contact with these rodent droppings. And they can cause food poisoning by contaminate or preparation food counter surface.

Prevention :

  • Maintain a rat proof structure for storing food in containers with tight fit covers.
  • Use silicone to seal holes or cracks bigger than a 50 cent coin.. Ensure all windows are screen.
  • Keep trees and branches that are leaning close to the building trimmed and cut away limbs hanging close to the roof.
  • They gravitate towards any easily accessible food sources. Clear away ripe fruits that may have fallen from trees in the property and keep garbage in lid covered tightly.

Solution :

They have no problem getting anywhere once they are in the premises, this makes them difficult to keep out. Additionally, with their capability to breed all year round and multiply rather quickly to the largest rat infestation known. Rather challenging to control and cannot be tackle by the same method as Norway rats.

The roof rats infestation requires a rodent control company with years of knowledge and experience. Innovative Pest Control Specialist plans a program custom made for your situation to rid of the pest problems permanently.

DID YOU KNOW?

They have super strong teeth that never stop growing. They have to constantly nibble to wear them down or eating would be impossible.

Mus Musculus (House Mouse)

The most commonly encountered by rodent control in Singapore and are of central asian origin. House mice look similar as the wood rat and not only a nuisance, they can pose dangerous health and property risk.

Size :

  • 3 – 4 inch long, including the tail
  • Shape : Slim with soft and smooth fur
  • Colour : Brownish to grey
  • Face : Bulging eyes, small head, large round ears
  • Tail : Scaly tail same length as body
  • Lifespan : 2 year
Mus Musculus

Diet :

They are omnivorous and will eat anything made available to them. They prefer to eat seeds, variety of nuts and fruits and even berries. Occasionally supplement on insects such as beetle larvae, caterpillars, and roaches and meat.

Habitat :

They prefer in urban areas, being close to humankind. In secluded area of a building, cracks in the dirt ground or shallow burrow and they make nests from shred material. House mouse is one of the most thriving living rodent species causing house mice infestation a regular occurrence.

Impact :

These species multiply rapidly, each female gives birth to a consistent rate of 6 babies every 3 weeks. You commonly see the signs of mouse infestation through mouse droppings, chewed plastic or boxes, paw print tracks, and sightings. House mice in homes usually give out a musky odour hardly avoidable.

Prevention :

  • Maintain a rat proof structure for storing food in containers with tight fit covers.
  • Use silicone to seal holes or cracks bigger than a 50 cent coin.. Ensure all windows are screen.
  • Fill cracks in the building and openings around pipes, ventilation, and utilities with metal or concrete.
  • They gravitate towards any easily accessible food sources. Clear away ripe fruits that may have fallen from trees in the property and keep garbage in lid covered tightly.

Solution :

Contact Innovative Pest Control Services for a rodent pest control service to inspect and valuate. We can fix a rodent problem in many ways. We will create a plan to solve it effectively.

DID YOU KNOW?

Although the rat population vastly outnumber humans, we hardly see them. They are experts at staying out of sight.

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Fazly Ahmad
Hello, and welcome to our pest control company blog! I'm Fazly, and I'm thrilled to be sharing my expertise with you. With years of experience in the industry, I've seen it all when it comes to pests and how to get rid of them.
Fazly Ahmad
Fazly Ahmad
Hello, and welcome to our pest control company blog! I'm Fazly, and I'm thrilled to be sharing my expertise with you. With years of experience in the industry, I've seen it all when it comes to pests and how to get rid of them.
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