Did you know that Rodents constitute the largest order of mammals, they are the gnawing mammals that includes rats, mice, hamsters and their relatives? And yes, they are also bringing the largest danger to human health and cause severe damages to your business!
Effects of Rats infestation to Human health
Aside from the creepy look of rats, there are many dangers rats bring to human health, such diseases that can be transmitted to people like Rat-bite fever or Lassa fever, Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, Tularemia, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome. These are diseases which can be treated in the hospital but also can lead many people to death, if not seriously taken care of.
Possible transmission of these diseases can be carried out through breathing in dust contaminated with rats’ feces or urine, or touching and smelling these or infected rats and rat-bites in food and accidentally, eaten by human, and/or getting bitten by infected rats in any part of human body.
Actually, rats do not want to be seen by humans, they are very secretive especially when nesting, so if you see rats roaming around in your house, infestation is likely to occur by then. Remember, rats stay in warm places, they start to multiply before winter, so you may get a professional advice on how to prepare, stop and prevent the growing infestation in your area ahead of time. (Call 1300119085!)
Effects of Rats infestation to Businesses
Drastically, rats cause severe damages to many busnesses, such as, damages to some structures and materials of buildings, infested some products or selling items either food or non-food in grocery/convenience stores/supermarkets through rat bites, droppings, urine droplets to product packaging. Establishments like these are critical areas where rats usually stay because of ready food available and perfect dwelling place for them.
This pest problem causes many losses and opportunities in terms of sales and profits to business owners (of this food retail category) and their suppliers of food and non-food products.
Historically, there was an estimated $96 million worth of damage in thousand hectares of crops was reported in Australia in 1993 due to rats’ plague, for your information.
Moreover, a sudden drop of food suppliers’ sales and profits may continue if the retailer returns all damaged products or so-called bad orders (BOs) to their suppliers (without payment) every time rats infested the products on supermarket shelves.
Rats can absolutely bring your business down, such severe public health issues which can turn to be legal issues when consumers took photos of these little mammals or products with rat-
bites or urine/feces and post them on social media.These can lead to damage to business owner reputation (retailer and suppliers), monetary demands for compensation and worst, closure of the company by the authorities, if found those consumers’ concerns are being neglected or lack of immediate actions to product handling complaints of the consumers.
Many of them, if not all, are even using these issues to give food retailer owners a hard time in resolving such issues so they can get more money.
On the other hand, some retailers will impose all the blame and responsibility to their suppliers, to avoid unexpected cost from their part and controversies.
Having such controversies which may resulted to bad reputation and negative perception of the public can make any business at stake, since it is very difficult to change those perception and bring back the good reputation of the company and its products. This is a serious problem which may require the business owners to face and spend a lot of money just to save the name of their company.
Pest Control Professionals to Manage Rats Infestation
Many business owners are neglecting the idea of pest management by getting reliable
pest control professionals until the rats’ infestation in their establishment do not occur yet. They are likely to believe that rats individually can be easily caught by using a single trap manually, and that is it.
Surprisingly, prevention of rats’ infestation is less expensive rather than manually catch those rats one by one, a professional help is highly recommended, to ensure that the treatment and procedure to prevent and eliminate the pest are intensive and accurate. It is advisable that before you start your business, you better contact a pest control service for earlier inspection and treatment in your business surroundings.
At SafePestControl, this treatment is done in the form of baiting. Baits are placed carefully in roof void, subfloor and interior or exterior depending on initial inspection. SafePestControl uses a tamper-resistant bait station, sometimes, using a single-feeding anticoagulant rodenticide containing the active ingredient, Bromadiolone, is enough and resulting in longer lasting control.
Now, will you take your business at risk before it is too late? What are you waiting for? Get best services from SAFE PEST CONTROL. (Call 1300119085 for immediate action to your pest problems).