The smoke test to
track rodents’ paths
The purpose of the smoke test is to detect possible entry points for rodents into your home. These small animals are very agile, flexible they jump high enough to sneak into the slightest crack
We saw in detail in this article how mice enter the house. They enter small spaces, and slip into the pipes and sewers of homes and businesses to find food.
Our extermination service in Montreal allows you to quickly and durably get rid of a mouse or rat infestation . We need to act quickly because these animals are pests. In addition to gnawing on your cables and electrical wires, they can contaminate your pantry’s food.
Rats and mice carry bacteria and germs. They can transmit serious diseases such as hantavirus. It is essential to know where they pass to place poisoned baits properly. This is why the smoke test is an interesting tool, because it is non-polluting for the environment, non-toxic and effective.
Our certified pest management technicians use integrated control methods and products approved by the Ministry of the Environment. Our decontamination service operates in Montreal and the surrounding cities.
Detect the passage of rats and mice thanks to the smoke test
The technician will inject non-toxic pressurized smoke into pipes, sewers and drainage systems. The white smoke will escape through the uncalked or non-sealed seals and show the potential paths that rats and mice take. This safe technique makes it possible to identify holes and weak points in a building through which rodents infiltrate.
After spotting the sources of infiltration and the entrances of the rodents, the exterminator will caulk the cracks and openings. For this work, he can be assisted by a qualified caulking expert or by a certified building inspector. Indeed, it all depends on the damaged place.
Moreover , the smoke test is also used by building professionals and diagnosticians during the renovation or rehabilitation of a condominium or an old building. The smoke test makes it possible to establish a reliable diagnosis of the failures in the frames and the work to be carried out to secure the structure and bring it up to regulatory standards.
Then the baits and traps are placed securely, inside the walls. These poisons are inaccessible by children and pets. The technician checks weekly until the rodent infestation is completely eradicated.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
Decontamination after a mouse infestation
The rodents have been exterminated, that’s good but it’s not enough! Indeed, nests and droppings are carriers of pathogenic bacteria that can transmit diseases or respiratory or skin allergy problems.
The certified pest management expert exterminator will disinfect the premises with products approved by the Ministry of the Environment that respect the environment. Technicians are trained in these practices and sensitive to the protection of the planet.
This procedure is all the more recommended in a business that sells food or in a restaurant. Our team intervenes quickly and discreetly in the Montreal area.
Do you hear any noises behind the wall? Did you see a mouse in your kitchen? Tell yourself that she is not alone. It certainly has a nest because these little animals live in colonies and reproduce very quickly. Don’t delay and call on deratization professionals in Montreal,we will find a solution to your situation.
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