Disinfestation – to rid of rats, mice and other rodents. Special methods and means are used for disinfestation to observe, repel and eliminate rodents in order to avoid the re-emergence of rodents as much as possible.
Disinfestation measures are necessary because rodents not only cause financial loss, but also carries various diseases, viruses and infections.
Therefore, if rodents are observed, pest control specialists should be addressed before rodents are multiplied rapidly. On the other hand, in order to meet the health and hygiene requirements, pest control must be carried out in the food sector (agriculture, food production, shops, catering establishments), house management, accommodation facilities, children’s educational institutions.


The epidemiological safety law states that the maintenance and cleaning of the territory and objects, ensuring the destruction of pests and rodents and preventing their introduction, is the responsibility of the owner of the territory or object or his or her authorised person. However, according to Cabinet Regulation No. 618, a specially trained and certified disinfector shall perform deratisation in a territory or object.
We perform disinfestation for both natural and legal persons in all territory of Latvia.

PELIAS provides each client with an individual approach and professional service:

  • inspection of the site to ensure the best solution;
  • preparation of a disinfestation plan using the most effective means and the latest technologies;
  • installation of the necessary equipment;
  • regular inspection and monitoring of site.

It is important to know that we perform disinfestation only with materials, means, preparations registered in Latvia, which are safe for both people and pets.

We provide the client with all documentation related to disinfestation:

  • safety data sheets for all products and substances used;
  • health inspection permit;
  • employee qualification certificates;
  • work reports;
  • register of pest control.

Getting rid of mice

Mice are small rodents, a pointed snout, the ears are large, the tail is as long as the head and body together. The home mouse usually lives in basements, barns, warehouses, but in the summer they can live on the field and in the gardens. It adapts quickly and will always try to stay close to food and water. Mice are active in the evening and at night. They have poor vision, but very good hearing and smell, and a highly developed sense of taste and touch. Because of bad vision, they move along the walls.

They live in groups and, if they have favorable conditions (food, water, shelter), multiply very rapidly. Mice are considered to be omnivorous, but priority is given to seeds, grains and cereal products. The greatest damage done by mice is contaminating food with urine, excrement and crumbling packaging. They can gnaw things like wood, insulation materials, paper and textiles.

The destruction of mice is usually done by setting up bait stations (with rodenticide) around and/or around the building. The bait stations have lockable covers that prevent children, domestic animals and other animals from accessing poison bait.

Getting rid of rats

Rats are larger rodents and are smarter than mice. The grey rat will host in a wide variety of places, but it most likes moist and darker places like basements, warehouses, barns. In cities, they tend to breed in sewer networks, food warehouses, garbage cans, water bodies.

Rats makes bigger damages than mice, by eating and damaging food, gnawing electricity lines and holes in walls and floor.

The destruction of rats is similar to the destruction of mice by setting up bait stations. Although other methods and means need to be applied at times.

Getting rid of rodents

The size of the water rat is similar to that of the grey rat, but unlike the grey rat, it has short ears, chubby face, a rounder nose and a more bushy and shorter tail. The water rat is most common in the vicinity of the water, for example, by the ponds. However, they may also settle in places where there is no water – in barns, basements, greenhouses, under rolls of straw. The water rat excavates vast cave systems, as well as moves through mole-lined caves. The water rat is active both day and night.

They can cause great losses in agriculture, as it gnaws onion flowers, fruit trees, ripe fruit.

The destruction of these rodents is similar to that of mice and rats, either by setting up bait stations or by placing bait in caves.