A Flood of Pest-Related Problems!Posted: 22/12/2012
Flooding creates many problems and brings with it a host of health and pest-related risks.
Rodents that are displaced from their natural habitat are forced to seek alternative foodsources and shelter.
Flood damaged properties provide an easily accessible and attractive harbourage for rodents who can cause damage by gnawing and spread disease through their faeces and urine. The bacterium responsible for leptospirosis that is typically found in Rat urine may be introduced into floodwater thus increasing the possibilities of infection. Other diseases that are spread by rodents include E.coli and salmonella.
Standing water,waste and sewage that remain after the flood water subsides provide an ideal breeding environment for mosquitoes and flies which can be responsible for further risks to human health.
If you have any pest related problems due to flooding, it is advisable to contact a professional pest management company such as Cavalry Pest Solutions.
Always ask if the company is a member of a trade organisation such as The NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association) and if their Pest Control Officers are members of a registered scheme such as The BASIS-PROMPT Professional register for Pest Controllers.
Cavalry Pest Solutions can also offer specialist cleaning and sanitisation services following a flood, making sure that the bacteria and viruses that are left behind are dealt with promptly, efficiently and safely.