The last thing any business wants, or needs, is a rat infestation, but it can happen in a short amount of time. Rats are opportunists using whatever items are available to traverse in and around buildings. Electrical wires, railings, ledges, and tree branches are just a few of the pathways rats will use to access buildings. Also keep in mind that rats can squeeze through an opening no larger than ½-inch.
Lines of Defense Against Rats
There are several things you can do as a business owner to incorporate NYC rat control to protect your property and eliminate an infestation. Each step includes protecting the lines of defense at your property.
• Perimeter Baiting – stop rats from crossing the lines with tamper-resistant bait stations using block bait. This type of bait is placed inside the station either horizontally or vertically on a rod for easy access by the rat. Use bait that affects rats only, and is non-harmful to other animals.
• Interior Baiting – Place stations at approximately 15- to 30-feet apart.
• Exterior Baiting – Outside, rats are drawn to spots emitting warm air and the aroma of food. Use bait stations or traps placed between 30 and 50 feet apart and near every door entrance.