How to keep RATS out of generators

How to keep RATs out of generators is imperative as RATS will nest and live inside any generator canopy of generator container.
Generators are warm in the winter, cool in the summer
RATS will damage your investment and can eat through control cables that will prevent the generator starting in an emergency.
Then there is the health aspect, as RATS carry diseases such as salmonellosis, colibacillosis, coryza, pasteurellosis, mycoplasmosis, haemorrhagic enteritis, hymenolepiasis, capilariasi, and ascaridiasis

STEP 1
Check visually once a week for signs of RAT infestation- droppings etc.

STEP 2
Check for smells. RAT urine is very pungent. If you can SMELL urine then RATS are using your generator as a home.

STEP 3
Check for holes or marks on cabling and cable installations
Check for any teeth marks on the fire stop foam

STEP 4
Install one bait station close to each corner of the generator

STEP 5
Be vigilant ! Don’t think it can’t happen in your generator

STEP 6
Should you find damage caused by RATS check with a qualified generator engineer to confirm whether replacements are required for RAT damaged cables etc.

STEP 7
Manually start your generator to ensure it still starts then action STEP 8

STEP 8
Call your local Rodent Control company immediately.
The Rodent Control company will set traps as well as instigate a disinfection programme to eliminate disease

See photos below of RAT damage on cabling inside a generator

  • Rat damage-points 5
  • Rat damage-points 4
  • Rat Damage-points 2
  • Rat damage-points 1

 

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