Your office provides an exceptional shelter for mice; it hides them from the cold weather and protects them from predators. To add to this with all the food you leave behind, your office is like a giant all-you-can-eat buffet.
There are many ways in which a mouse, or rat, can get into your office. Mice are very nimble creatures, able to run and jump at great lengths, as well as climb almost any surface. On top of that young mice can squeeze through a gap as small as 6mm.
One way in which mice can navigate their way into your workplace is through connections between different buildings such as water pipes, cables and other underground methods. This allows rats and mice to quickly move between different buildings with ease.
A mouse/rat can’t fit through a hole they will gnaw at it with their teeth until they can. Their teeth are very sharp and strong and can gnaw through almost anything. This can include some metals, especially when it’s old and weak, i.e. water pipes.
With more and more buildings being built every day, each sharing the same pipes and cables, rats and mice are finding it even easier to explore new territories in search for food and a place to live, and this can be your office?
Once inside, mice can find their way around using ‘mouse motorways’ we have created: Cable risers, false ceilings, false floors, wall partitions, lift shafts – quick ways to travel longer distances in search for food.
Another way mice navigate their way into your office from a rural environment is through food pallets.
If a food preparation plant has an infestation of rats or mice then this can quickly spread to other areas. If a mouse finds its way onto a truck transporting food, it will no doubt explore the environment of the new area they have travel to. All mice need to survive is shelter and minimal food and water, plus they can multiply within months.
Rodents such as rats and mice can spread diseases through their droppings. Unlike you and me mice aren’t toilet trained so they leave a mess anywhere and everywhere, including your keyboard and phone. You don’t want to be touching that first thing on a Monday morning.
Mice also like to urinate everywhere, especially in a new place. It lets them keep track of the places they’ve been and is a way of leaving messages behind for their friends. When mice urinate in certain areas multiple times you start to get urine pillars. This is where the urine merges with the grease from their fur and creates small piles which look a lot like stalagmites, that’s not something you want to see during lunch break.
On top of this mice and rat urine is also one of the main instigators of the spread of rodent borne diseases. These harmful pathogens could be picked up on your hands or sometimes mix with dust, which, if disturbed, can be inhaled.
Mice are very neophilic creatures; it is in their nature to explore – especially with their teeth. They gnaw at items to test for food, gain passage, or just out of curiosity.
Being in an office environment this curiosity can lead to rats and mice chewing on the billions of cables in your office. This can be anywhere from keyboard and phone wires to internet and server cables.
One of the potential downfalls of rodents gnawing at the wires in your office is the potential to start fires. By chewing on the wires, the mice leave the rubber casing open, which can lead to them short circuiting and catching alight.
On top of the potential fire hazard having mice in your office creates, there is a risk of losing work. Nowadays everything is done on computers, having a mouse gnawing its way through the power cables can result in computer failure leading to loss of work.
Let us look at look at some of the evidences:
Rats Sack Buhari from Office, Now Works From Home
August 22, 2017, PM News
President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman disclosed on Tuesday.The rodents damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment
The rodents damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after
But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture and air conditioning in his absence.
He told the BBC the president had a “well-equipped” office at home that he could work “perfectly” from.
Manhattan post office overrun by RATS as rodents devour parcels
By Nina Golgowski ,22 December 2011
With 16.5 billion letters, packages and cards expected through the U.S. Postal Service this holiday season, the last obstacle senders might expect their packages to face, are thieving rats.
A post office in Manhattan is fighting a rat infestation leaving chewed boxes and envelopes that carries any item found edible, by both human and rodent taste.
Packages found deliverable despite their outside damage of visible gnawing and gaping holes are showing up in the hands of their recipients as mere shells.
The little animals can smell the chocolate and goodies,’ Maureen Marion, a USPS spokeswoman for the North East told the New York Times, whose office has found the most reported damaged packages.
On Monday the post office changed its usual visitation by an exterminator from every two weeks to once a week.Ms Marion says that for items ‘damaged in handling,’ unless they were insured, there is no ability for compensation, ‘regardless of the nature of the damage.’
Ms Marion says that for items ‘damaged in handling,’ unless they were insured, there is no ability for compensation, ‘regardless of the nature of the damage.’It is a high time that we take appropriate action to control the rodent menace in offices.
It is a high time that we take appropriate action to control the rodent menace in offices.Seemingly innocuous attacks by mice can cost us dearly in terms of monetary value as well as human life. It is imperative that we take steps to control and contain this damage. Conventional methods of dealing with these creatures included use of armored cable, use of glass roving, insecticidal baits, glue boards and use of toxic chemical additives. Along the years each of these tried and tested methods have failed at some levels due to many reasons including adaptability of rodents, development of immunity to traditional poisons etc.
Seemingly innocuous attacks by mice can cost us dearly in terms of monetary value as well as human life. It is imperative that we take steps to control and contain this damage. Conventional methods of dealing with these creatures included use of armored cable, use of glass roving, insecticidal baits, glue boards and use of toxic chemical additives. Along the years each of these tried and tested methods have failed at some levels due to many reasons including adaptability of rodents, development of immunity to traditional poisons etc.
The time has come to look for a better alternative which is effective, ecofriendly and long lasting solution.
A solution involving using the mechanism of repellence will be the best way to go about this as it will mean that the rodents are kept away from the application in the long run.
We at CTech Corporation are in a unique position to provide solutions to the problems caused by these creatures.
At C Tech Corporation we make use of Mother Nature’s gift of senses to these rodents in developing non- toxic & non- hazardous formulation!
RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. RodrepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that the rodents are kept away from the application.The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS, REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our ecofriendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.
The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS, REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our ecofriendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.
The products are available in the form of masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc while manufacturing. This would result in the final cable or wire being rodent repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the rodents from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit. While the RodrepelTM liquid concentrate (diluted in paints) and RodrepelTM lacquer solution can be coated over the applications which need protection. Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodent infestation in office.
Contact us, for any problems with insects, animals or both!!!!