Public services must do their job by providing proper maintenance of buildings and provide good urban planning. Older buildings that are dilapidated or abandoned should be demolished because they provide a safe haven and a perfect breeding ground for unwanted rodents. Aging sewage systems and underground utility systems need to be maintained so that rat populations are not allowed to breed excessively, return to the surface for food, and then escape to the underground for cover again. Overgrown vegetated areas are also prime breeding grounds for rodents and these areas also need to be maintained.
Citizens cannot rely on the government alone for protection from unwanted rodents. They too must join in the battle to keep population numbers down. Simple steps like sealing any holes that rodents can gain entrance to homes and properly containing trash in rodent proof containers, with lids, are a must.
Because of the dangers associated with rodent removal, it is not a good idea to handle rodents, their feces, or urine yourself. Rodent infestations should be left to a professional. Stern Environmental Group provides expert rodent removal service to Secaucus, New Jersey, the Greater New York City Metro and Connecticut Regions. Give us a call today!