Rodents, and more particularly rats, can take up residence in your house or apartment and bring with them a whole lot of inconvenience. Here are 10 reasons why you need to hire an exterminator to get rid of them.
Counter their rapid proliferation
Rodents reproduce very quickly and in large numbers. For example, a mouse can have up to 10 litters per year. At a rate of 4 to 8 young per litter, a couple can produce up to 25 offspring in a single year!
Protect yourself from the viruses and bacteria they transmit
Rats carry several viruses and bacteria, including leptospirosis and salmonellosis, which can have serious consequences for humans. These diseases are transmitted through bites, scratches or via their feces. Indeed, in addition to nibbling away at our food stocks, they contaminate them also with their excrement.
Avoid major property damage
Rats cause a lot of damage if we don't intervene in time. It can cause fires by gnawing electrical installations and cables. It even happens that it undermines the foundations of houses by nibbling the walls, the frame, the insulation, etc.
Put an end to noise pollution
If rats have taken up residence in your house, you may hear small footsteps and scratching noises coming from the attic, the basement or even the roof. These pests are very active, especially at night, and can disturb your sleep and therefore harm your health.
Attack with more effective products
Rat poison and rodenticides are available in supermarkets to individuals. These products, in addition to being dangerous for your children and pets, are much less dosed than those used by professionals and less effective.
Eradicate entirely and in the long term
You can decide to hunt and kill the rats on your property yourself and by your own means. It may work, but only in the short term. By opting for a extermination, homeowners are more likely to eradicate rats entirely and in the long term from the infested area.
Use the correct pest control method
To ensure the effectiveness of the intervention, it is important to carry out an integral assessment of the premises and the environment to determine the most suitable deratting technique. Only professionals are capable of carrying out such an audit.
Comply with legislation
Regulations (such as the circular of August 9, 1978) inform us that all owners are responsible for the healthiness and hygiene of their home. Thus, they require individuals to protect themselves against the invasion of these pests and to do everything to prevent their proliferation.
Finding a clean home
The exterminators practice a complete cleaning of the holes and the smallest corners of the house at the level of which they worked. No rat corpses or foul odors will remain after they pass.
Be followed to prevent it from happening again
The best professionals offer follow-up and quality control missions, and do not hesitate to share their best practices with you to sanitize your home in a sustainable way.