Rats are sneaky little creatures that can wreak havoc in your home or business. Not only can they cause damage, but they also carry diseases that can be harmful to you and your family. One of the places where they tend to find a comfortable home is in large capacity bins. These bins are usually found outside of homes, businesses, and industrial areas, making them the perfect spot for rats to hide. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some easy and effective ways to keep rats out of your large capacity bins.
<H2> Secure The Lid <H2>
The first thing you want to do is ensure that the lid of your bin is tightly secured. Rats are excellent climbers and can easily get inside bins with loose or open lids. Make sure that your lid is secure with locks or clips, and if you notice any cracks or gaps, seal them up with caulk.
<H2> Keep The Surrounding Area Clean <H2>
Rats are attracted to food and any other sources of sustenance. To prevent them from getting into your bins, it’s essential that you keep the surrounding area clean. Avoid leaving leftovers, pet food, or any other food waste lying around. Keep the area free of debris, such as fallen leaves or branches, as these can provide hiding spots for rats.
<H2> Use a Bin With A Narrow Opening <H2>
An effective way to prevent rat infestation is to use a bin with a narrow opening. This can prevent rats from accessing the contents of the bin and reduce their attraction to the area. Additionally, installing a custom-made metal mesh over the opening can further narrow it down and provide an extra layer of protection.
<H2> Make Use Of Repellents <H2>
There are several types of repellents that can be used to keep rats away from your bins. These include sprays, gels, and granules that are available at your local hardware store. You can also use natural repellents, such as peppermint oil or mothballs. Another option is to use an ultrasonic rat repellent that emits high-frequency sound waves that are unpleasant to rats.
<H2> Use Rat Proof Bins <H2>
If all else fails, consider investing in rat-proof bins. These bins are specifically designed to keep rats out and are made of materials that rats cannot penetrate. They have locking lids, and narrow openings, and can be customized to suit your needs. While they may be more expensive than regular bins, rat-proof bins offer a long-term solution to rat infestation problems.
<H3> Contact Willis Pest Control </H3>
At Willis Pest Control we are specialists in providing expert pest control solutions across Birmingham and the Midlands. For help in dealing with rats, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert Willis Pest Control team, give us a call on 0121 588 5258 or 07305 518033.