Rats and mice control services
get rid of Rats and Mice for good!!
Are you tired with unending rats and mice fight at your house or business? From food contamination, economic damages to surprising diseases, rats are very dangerous rodents.
We, Agile Pest, are here to help you. Before we talk about our solution, let's share some info about rats.
What are the types of rats and mice common in Kenya?
In Kenya,there are about 3 types of this creatures you can encounter at anytime.
#1. The Brown (Norway) Rat
The most common and the biggest of the three. It has a reddish brown coarse fur, heavily set
body, blunt nose, small ears, and a short tail.
Adult males can weigh up to 0.45 kgs. It’s a fast breeder littering up to 6 times a year with 8-12
young ones every time.
It takes about 3 months for them to mature.
The brown rat is a master burrower and it likes staying under foundations, and dump sites
outdoors. But you can also find it inside the house, usually concealed behind cabinets, shelving
or under books.
#2. Black (Roof) Rat
As their name suggests, these ones have black fur with a grey underbelly. They are slightly
smaller than the Brown rats, have larger ears, sharp or pointed nose, and their tails are usually
longer than body and head combined.
Males weigh up to 0.34kgs.
It’s hard to find them underground like their brown counterparts. They, in fact, staying indoors in
the attic, roof, between wall cabinets, cardboard and any other place they deem concealed
#3. House Mice
Mice are identified using size always. They are the small and slender body, medium-sized ears,
small legs and they are pretty fast.
Their nose is usually sharp and visible whiskers.
They stay in darker places indoors like behind cabinets, under furniture or even next to stored
How Bad are rats and mice?
Specifically, here are some of the negative effects rodents put us through:
1. Diseases: Rodents carry diseases and spread them through contact with urine, feces,
and saliva. They are also hosts to dangerous pests like fleas known to be vectors of
serious ailments and hey, even being bitten by this creatures is real trouble as well.
Some of diseases rats and mice spread include:
● Rat Bite Fever
● Bubonic Plague
2. Economic Damages: incisors teeth in rats can grow up 5 inches per year. To prevent
overgrowth, rats chew on items like wood, plastic, clothes, and rubber. Growing electricity
Cables can lead to fires. In fact, 25% of unidentified fires are attributed to rats.
Rats can use their teeth to create openings that let them access items in the commercial
Simple ways for Getting Rid of Rats and Mice
There’s only one thing that will make rodents come into your house or business:
So the easiest way to control rats and mice is then to cut their food supply.
How do you do this?
Here’s what you can do:
1. Wipe food debris from food prepration areas, put leftover food in an air tight bin and
avoid leaving any food items open in the packaging.
2. Install rodent proof exclusion systems like insect screen in windows to prevent rats from
making their way in.
3. Seal rodent holes inside and along the outside wall/foundation of your house.
4. Food items in the store should be suspended at 1 ft above the ground and rat proof put
at the foot of the suspension materials.
5. If you suspect an active infestation, use rodent traps, baits or recommended poison to
control them – if you kill them by poison remember to remove dead rodents before they
decompose and disinfect the place properly.
6. The house should be cleaned regularly and items organized well.
What to Expect on the treatment day
A vetted and trained technician will arrive in an unmarked vehicle /PSV/bike/Uber for confidentiality
He’ll ask you general question with regard to history of the problem
We’ll do thorough inspection of your home or business.
We’ll execute the setting up of rat traps and poison where necessary
Step back into your house after 30 mins
Agile Pest® backs up service with a 60-day warranty
Expect a follow up call from us in 7 days to know how you are fairing on.
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