Several cities have already lifted their community quarantine restrictions. Despite this, some companies still choose to let employees work remotely to avoid the risk of infection. Pests, however, don’t take a break. All kinds of pests such as rats are still lurking in your office. You may need to place rat traps in the office while everyone is gone.
When you come back, you may be able to endure the occasional squeaky noises at the attic and the chewed up cables around your office. But having a rat infestation brings a number of health issues that could lead to fatal diseases. With COVID-19 spreading, we certainly don’t need any more people falling ill.
Luckily enough, setting up rat traps could prevent these pests from infesting your office. Positioning rat traps in the right places will maximize the chances of catching them.
Here’s a simple guide on where to place rat traps in the office. Read on.
You may not feel it throughout your office hours, but rats constantly travel around. These pests even have routes that they usually take.
When you see a rat, you may notice that they run like crazy. It’s because they are shy creatures. Instead of being out in the open, rats typically follow walls. They are used to moving along the perimeter of your office. Common travel routes are also known as runways.
Another fact that can’t be disproven is that rats are productive breeders. There is never just one or two of them.
With all this being said, you’ll need to ensure that you place rat traps around different parts of the office. Keep them parallel to the walls.
Rats have the instinct to crawl through their natural course of travel, which is along walls. But they are also unlikely to roam into the center of your offices.
One should also remember that rats are nocturnal pests. They are more active at night than at any other time of the day.
Traps will usually be most effective when placed in low-light settings. Set up traps in the darkest corners of the office because these places are likely shelters for rats.
Rats are highly curious pests. They’re strongly motivated to explore and they’re also minuscule in size. These pests can easily squeeze their bodies to fit through the smallest gaps.
Place a few rat baits under your office desks. There are small spaces there that can still be a runway for rats.
Just like us humans, rats also need food to survive. The only difference is that when rats go out to hunt for food, they aren’t picky at all. Rats will jump at every opportunity to feast on even the smallest crumbs around. They will also chew on food wrappers just scattered all over the kitchen.
Before the first week of the COVID-19 lockdown, we certainly had no idea that it would take months of quarantine. Employees may have left their leftover food in the office pantry.
You will need to place your traps in the office pantry, specifically inside the kitchen cabinets. During the next few days, it won’t be a surprise if you trap one or two rodents.
As stated earlier, these pests aren’t picky when it comes to food. Rats will gnaw and chew just about everything, including garbage.
In fact, an open-lid garbage bin is like a feast for them. Even though it isn’t edible for us humans, rats see garbage as warm food.
If you’ve ever noticed that the base of your garbage bins has holes and gnaw marks, it is likely that you are suffering from an infestation. Make sure to place rat traps right beside your office garbage bins to avoid feeding these pests.
Rats come into your office for food and shelter. They are seeking warmth, water, and protection from predators.
Ever experienced hearing little steps in your attic? Those are most probably rats. Up in the attic, there is insulation that provides warmth for these furry pests. They can also chew on pipes for their personal water supply.
Since rats are excellent climbers, attics are the perfect nesting place for them. Get a ladder and check out your attic. Place a few rat traps on all corners.
When it comes to placing rat traps in the office, it would be wise to place them against the walls, in dark corners, under desks, in your pantry, and in the attic.
Every rat infestation is unique because there are several types of rats. If you suspect that you have a rat infestation, it will be better to call pest experts. They will help in identifying where rats take shelter and even offer the best solutions to get rid of pests completely.
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