Are You Aware of the Big Rat Risk During Covid-19?

Are You Aware of the Big Rat Risk During Covid-19?

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to a temporary shut down for many businesses. Most of the employees are working from home as the offices remain closed. Social Distancing is the key to protect ourselves from this deadly virus. This shutdown, however, will give rodents a big opportunity to move into your office premises and build their colonies. Rodents scream risk. There are several risks when a rodent infestation takes place in any property. A closed property is the biggest opportunity for these rodents to raise their population and cause severe damages. 

How Are Rats a Big Risk? 

Easy Entry/ Alternative Food Source

The rats get easy access to a building when the offices are closed. Without any kind of disturbances, these creatures would mutate rapidly. In addition to this, the rats will easily find an alternative source of food when any establishment is closed, infecting all the food that might be stocked up in your office


Rats would chew through the electrical cables causing unfortunate occurrences like fire and short circuits. It has been reported that 20% of the businesses suffer machines and electrical losses due to these rodents. 

Health Risks

Rats can cause various diseases like rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Hantavirus and much more. In addition to this, they can carry various infectious bacteria and germs to giving rise to epidemics. 

Higher Expenses

Rats produce approximately 40 droppings per night. This indirectly raises your cleaning costs. Additionally, once the rats have multiplied, getting them out of your establishment becomes highly expensive too.

Damaged Equipment

Did you know approximately 49% of the businesses have reported electrical equipment damage due to rodents, now this is definitely something you don’t want to happen at your office space.

Impact on Your Reputation

The reputation and goodwill is the biggest asset of any business and a rodent infestation can be one of the major cause of a loss of reputation for any firm. 

Prevention is better than cure. At Tradie Team, we offer a wide range of pest control services. Our experts will intervene, proof and manage strategies for your complete rodent issue and make sure the potential of rats problem is minimised at your business premises. We are fully licensed by the health department. Our fully trained and insured staff believes in 100% customer satisfaction. We are always on time every time. Connect with us today and get complete pest control done before you reopen your office.