Warmer winters have led to an increase in rat populations, which has led to city governments taking steps to address this problem. However, the methods they’re using have come under fire from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Dry Ice in Big Cities
New York, Chicago, Boston and other big cities have tried using dry ice to keep rat populations under control. While this method might help in some cases, it isn’t approved by the EPA. In fact, the agency announced that using dry ice for rodent control is against federal guidelines, since it hasn’t been registered with the EPA.
Importance of EPA Approval
The EPA helps ensure that methods of pest control used for rodents are safe and don’t put the public and the environment at risk. Using a method that hasn’t been approved by the EPA means that these cities could be risking the health of residents and the environment.
NJ Pest Control
Residents in NJ who are dealing with larger rat populations around their homes shouldn’t attempt to use dry ice. Instead, they should rely on dependable NJ pest control services to get rid of these pests. This helps keep people safe while also eliminating their rodent problem.
If you have rats in your yard or home, please contact Allison Pest Control as soon as possible. Our NJ pest control services can eliminate these rodents from your property safely and effectively.
After years of declines in the rat populations of major cities, it seems rodents are starting to make a comeback in a big way. Our team at Allison Pest Control has seen what rats can do first-hand and we know what needs to be done to take care of the problem.
What Causes a Population Explosion?
Rodents are notoriously fast breeders, with rats being able to get pregnant about five weeks after they’re born. In addition, litter sizes can easily reach a dozen or more. Cold weather tends to decrease fertility rates and helps keep rodent populations in check. Over the past few years, warmer weather has been experienced earlier in the year than normal, and it has stayed warm a little longer than normal.
How to Eliminate a Rat Infestation.
Professional exterminators can take care of a rat infestation within a home or business with traps, bait and repellents. Once they have been eliminated, home and business owners should take a few precautions to keep them from coming back. The best thing you can do is to keep your food stored securely. If rats and other rodents cannot eat in your home, they will not bother sticking around or breeding.
If you have a rat problem in your home or business, feel free to give Allison Pest Control a call at 1-800-564-4585 or use the contact form on our website to discuss your options.