One of the biggest failures that a pest control company can make, when it comes to departing, is to minimize the population size and not use the appropriate treatment. Therefore, we are going to tell you how the infestation of a rat pest is determined and the mechanisms used to evaluate it.
During the inspection, the technician will observe various indications of the presence of rodents. This information will help to determine the size of the infestation, where they move or where they feed.
Evaluating these aspects will determine in an effective and professional manner, the severity of the incidence and the location of the problem. In addition, the company will have an idea of the resources it has to use and where to install them in the derivatization work.
Inspections to detect the presence of rodents
One of the methods to know the degree of infestation is to analyze rodent droppings. If feces of different sizes are found, they indicate the presence of young and adult specimens. To this, we must add that if some excrement are located, it shows a large infestation.
For its part, to know if the rodent plague is recent, the remains must be bright and of a texture similar to putty.
On the contrary, if they are hard and lumpy, it will mean that they are old. Nor should we forget the routes where this species moves. Windowsills, handrails, electric cables, pipes, conduits, etc. They are usually the ideal places for the movement of this animal.
To differentiate whether they are rats or mice, we must look at the marks of bites. Mice usually leave small holes (1-2 mm wide) and precise cut, while rats the holes are larger (4 mm) and irregularly shaped.
Finally, we can assess the severity of the infestation by analyzing the fat marks they leave. When the dirt of the surroundings is combined with the oil of their skin, rodents leave marks of fat on the walls through which they move. If these traces stain it will mean that they are fresh and therefore that the plague of rats is booming.