A shrew is differentiated from a rat by its pointed snout, its shorter thicker tail, and smaller eyes. A shrew is beneficial to its local ecosystem as it eats bugs and insects that otherwise are harmful to plants.
According to The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) and the Live Science, it is recorded that there are 60 species of rats in the world. However, the common rat species include the roof rat, brown rat and house mouse.
Keep your house clean of any unkempt food and free from clutter where rats can live and start a nest. Proof your home by blocking entries and sealing off cracks and crevices. Finally, deploy line of defense at the exterior of your home as a protective barrier.
Store-bought rat traps are often helpful to keep their population down, but it's not enough if it's a large-scale infestation especially rats are smart and challenging to eradicate. Call up your local pest control services to help you get rid of rats.
Almost every premise is not safe from a rat infestation. To get rid of rats you should engage professional rodent and pest control services that utilises digital rat traps and good quality baits and gels.
To prevent a rat infestation, make sure your space is clear of clutter, keep your trash and garbage covered and dispose of it regularly, don't let soil plates pile up on your sink, and keep your food in air-tight containers.
Rats are afraid of strong and pungent smell including spices, condiments and essential oil and herbs, including peppermint, pepper, onion and vinegar.
A rat problem especially if you are in the Food & Beverage business, is a key risk area that has to be properly managed for you to stay in operations safely.
Rentokil pest experts beside offering our solutions with baiting station and glue boards, a new innovation with a digitalised rat trap is now designed for an intensive rat control.
Besides having these solutions in place, our team of experts is able to advice pest proofing tips to keep rats out of your premise along with diligent monitoring, which is crucial for an effective rat control.
There are three main types of rats that cause concern in Singapore. The Brown Rat (sewer rat), the Black Rat (roof rat) and the House Mouse are commonly found in both private homes and business property.
Black rats can be found in coastal towns and in many urban environments across Singapore.
Brown rats usually prefer ground living and burrowing, but sometimes they can be known to climb.
Where is house mouse found? Capable of surviving nearly any environment - small size, high adaptability + needs extremely small amount of food and space.
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