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Heavy Rat Infestion?

With rising urbanisation and shift of facility landscape and architecture design, rodent control has become a rising problem faced in Singapore. Rodents have adapted well to the human environment where there are presences of food, water and shelter. Due to its high agility, detecting rodents at hard to reach spaces are challenging, and with its fast, high reproduction nature, an infestation gets out of control quickly.

Can an ordinary rat trap do its job well in today’s rat control?

The public concern and social news media are trending on rodents’ activities recently. Businesses have to protect their brand reputation and to prevent financial loss due to a rat infestation. Read below for some rat trap innovation you should know!

Identifying rat infestation signs in Singapore

Pest detection is a critical component in keeping pest infestation under control. Firstly, observe for unusual and distinctive smell (musty and pungent) which are rats’ urine and poops. Secondly, see any visible poops and droppings that is cylindrical shape and dark brown to blackish in colour. Thirdly, check for smear marks and pay attention to scratching or scurrying sounds typically along crawl surfaces and ceiling tips. Fourthly, burrows are common rat signs that they dig and hide within with their food storage. Finally, the most common and obvious signs of a rat problem is the sighting or physical rats especially in the daytime that illustrates a heavy infestation.

Read also: Rats Vs. Mice - Here’s why differentiating the two matters

A multi trap for intensive control 

Rentokil Singapore recommends our latest digitalised rat trap innovation- a condo multi trap, HACCP compliance rodent intensive control solution using natural food bait seeds to control heavy infestation at outdoor areas. The rat trap includes a 5 steps ladder with food baits to lure the rodents and an external dial to indicate the number of rodents being caught in a discreet manner. The sensing capability activates the trap only when triggered due to rodent presence. Anti-putrefaction liquid in the trap promotes hygiene and odour control. The trap offers efficiency and efficacy benefits as it has the capacity of trapping up to 20 rodents continuously at one time.


snap trap

A Wi-Fi connected snap trap

RIOT is a Wi-Fi connected snap trap. The trap triggers when a rodent is attracted to the non-food attractant/ food bait. It successfully captures the rodent in the trap which is placed in a tamper-resistant box.

RIOT connects to a smartphone with the application installed and triggers a SMS alert to the user whenever a rodent gets trapped. This promotes great optimization in service time recovery with the alert stating the exact location of which trap to service immediately.

Tips: What should you do in a rat infestation?

  1. Do not try to trap the rats by yourself. Rodents’ bites, urine, faeces and saliva can transmit diseases such as Leptospirosis, Salmonella to humans. Engage a professional pest control company in Singapore to advise on the various control solutions.
  2. Ensure diligent housekeeping and sanitation. Food waste, food preparation, disposals, housekeeping, cleanliness and bulky items should be discarded or taken care of. All food should be stored and kept in air-tight containers, refrigerator and cabinets.
  3. Seal all entry points. Cracks and crevices have to be sealed properly. Rodents can squeeze through a 1cm gap into a building. Adequate access openings to false ceilings should be provided to facilitate pest control inspection. There has to be replacement of damaged bins and fittings such as ceiling panels, floor trap covers.
  4. Practice good pest management practices. Effective rodent control is a collaborative effort from all stakeholders such as food operators, tenants, landlords and pest control services providers.
  5. Follow up on findings and corrective actions stated in the pest control service reports. Remove all loose items such as food stuff, crockery, cutlery, electrical appliances and personal items from cabinets and shelves during servicing to facilitate pest inspections and treatment.

Did you know? We have an award-winning solution to manage, monitor and protect against rodents 24/7 using an online connected system, along with full reporting available to support audit and analysis. Find out more about this upgraded rat control, with Rentokil PestConnect Service today.

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