This article has been adopted from Pest Portal Zimbabwe. Pest Portal Zimbabwe is a pest control and fumigation services company based in Harare. You can view the article here.
Rats present a serious threat to warehouses in Zimbabwe. If you are in the food industry, you may be wondering how you can stop rodent infestation in warehouses
If you are in the food and manufacturing industries in Zimbabwe, you would appreciate the dangers that rats present to the industry. Rats are one of the most destructive pests in the food industry. Besides spreading more than 55 disease types, rats can cause massive contamination of food and a significant loss of food. The damage they also do to property is unimaginable, coupled with the risk of fire that arises because of their shenanigans.
The rate rats breed in Zimbabwe is astronomous. They have a rapid lifecycle and this constant breeding makes them notorious. Rodents have high birth rates, low lifespan and also high death rates. In food preparation and warehouses in Zimbabwe, a few unnoticed rats quickly turn into a serious infestation, giving business nightmares within a short period of time. Some say a pair of rats can produce as many as 10 or more babies in a period of 21 days!
Damages Caused By Rodent Infestations in Warehouses in Zimbabwe
Rats are a serious threat to warehouses in Zimbabwe, especially those in the food industry. Rodents contaminate foodstuffs and also do damage. For example, rats gnaw and pick on seeds and grains, which leaves these foodstuffs not suitable for human consumption. Moreover, the urine and fecal matter left by these mammals contaminate food, making it harmful to humans and causing health complications and other ailments. It does not matter if the food is located in packets and plastic. Rats eat through and poison the contents.
Besides the damage they can do to your food and health exposure, rats damage files, papers and electrical wires. Frayed or damaged electrical wires cause fires and can result in considerable losses. People can also be injured or killed in these incidences and much stock destroyed. To think that all these would have been caused by rats is unthinkable! Warehouses and companies in the food industry in Zimbabwe therefore need to be proactive against rodent populations. At Pest Portal Zimbabwe, we have tried and tested rodent control programs in place that reduce all the above mentioned hazards that rodents present.
How Can You Stop Rodent Infestation in Warehouses
At Pest Portal, we offer comprehensive rat control programs for companies in the food manufacturing industries. We have the right measure for you that can stop rodent infestation in warehouses.
Bait Stations Installation, Maintenance & Servicing
With rodents, it is important to take a proactive approach towards rodent control. Our proactive pest control approach involves us putting into place rodent control contracts. One form of contract involves installing bait stations around warehouses and food preparation areas. We shall put rodent bait in these bait stations. However, putting the bait and leaving it so is not enough. Our company shall thereafter pay regular visits to the warehouse to replenish the bait and take other measures that ensure the rodents are kept at bay. These contracts are necessary in ensuring rodent problems are kept out of the property.
Are you interested in the program? Get hold of our contracts department on the email [email protected]