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How to Protect Your Garden From Rodents

Horticulturists are faced with a broad range of challenges on a day to day basis. These may include unfavourable weather, defective irrigation and, on a larger scale, current economic conditions. The most mundane yet biggest problem that most of them have, however, is perhaps safeguarding their crops against rodents.

If you’re a horticulturist or simply a gardener, you’re in for a treat. Bob Gunn Termite Solutions has provided you with the following tips on how you can protect your garden from rodents:

1. Determine what kind of pest is lurking in your garden. Faeces, mounds of soil and tunnels are a few signs that something has chewed an opening into your property.

2. Inspect your yard and garden closely and identify the spaces which attract rats and mice the most.

3. Ensure you don’t have a water source or pet food waiting for them. Rodents can also turn wood piles or ground covers into their homes. In fact, merely owning a garden is enough to lure them in.

4. Once you’ve determined what rodents are on your property and the reason why they’re there, devising a control and management plan is necessary. Our team can help you with this one. We implement eradication solutions that are based on each pest’s biology and habits. This ensures that no harm is done to the environment and to other animals in the vicinity.

5. Make your yard less attractive to them.

6. Isolation is typically a key in controlling rats and mice. Cover potential entrance holes, install fences such as electric ones and use hardware cloth to prevent animals from tunnelling under the wall and getting into your garden beds.

Whilst you can utilise deadly tactics such as traps to protect your garden from rodents, it is imperative to leave rodent control in the hands of those who know best. Let Bob Gunn Termite Solutions address your pest issue for you. Contact us in Brisbane today and worry about one less thing when it comes to your crops, garden and home.

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Hantavirus Facts You Need to Know

Rodents, such as deer mice, white-footed mice, rice rats and cotton rats, have been known to carry hantavirus. Exposure to infected rodents or their urine, saliva or faeces can cause diseases like hantavirus haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). With a mortality rate of 38%, HPS can be fatal.

Here are some things you need to know about the rare yet deadly virus:

1. Anyone can contract HPS, even healthy people. That is why it is important to stay clear of mice or rats more so rodent-infested areas.

2. Hantaviruses are airborne. Once inhaled, they dwell in the lungs and occupy one’s capillaries, or tiny blood vessels, breaking them. Then, fluid fills the lungs, leading to HPS in some cases.

3. Early symptoms are much like those of influenza or pneumonia. These may consist of fever, headaches, chills, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea or abdominal pain. Late symptoms include coughing with secretions, shortness of breath and low blood pressure. These happen 4 to 10 days after the initial phase of the illness.

Hantavirus Prevention

Whilst taking extreme care in cleaning up rodent excretions and nesting materials helps in preventing hantavirus, the best way is still by keeping rodents out of your home. Don’t risk your loved ones’ health and yours. Instead, seek the help of a professional pest control company—just like Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.

With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, we are more than capable of ridding you of your rodent issue—or any pest problem for that matter. Contact us in Brisbane today! We offer quotes FREE of charge.

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Signs & Symptoms | Hantavirus | DHCPP | CDC.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Facts About Hantaviruses: What You Need To Know To Prevent the Disease Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).

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