Rats in your roof or mice in your pantry is cause for concern. Not only is there an “eek” factor, but their droppings and urine are disgusting and they are known to transfer a number of diseases.
If you’re worried about rats and mice in your business or on the farm, quick and safe elimination of the problem is a must.
Effective control of rats and mice take a bit of know-how and with children and pets around, it’s important to do it safely.
The first part of any rodent control program is to carry out an inspection. It is vital to identify the species, map the areas of activity, understand how it is accessing the property and if possible locate the nest.
The correct pest control program can then be put in place to solve the problem. This may involve the use of rodent baits or traps to control the non-native species, or traps to remove and re-home any native species.
A rodent control program will require our qualified technicians to determine how many stations or traps are required depending on the size of the home, the surrounding environment and the severity of the infestation. For more involved problems or serious infestations, it may take several visits to gain control and sometimes an ongoing control program may need to be put in place.
The use of any rodent product not only takes into account the species, but any safety considerations; children, pets, food areas, etc. We always use lockable bait stations in our baiting programs and stations will be placed out of the reach of children and pets. However, sometimes this is not possible and so alternative techniques, such as traps, may need to be used.
Our professional rodent baits contain a highly effective rodenticide. They are called “single feed” rodenticides – the rats and mice only need to eat a very small amount to receive a lethal dose.
Once they have eaten the bait it may take 4-7 days for the rodent to die.
Whereas most rodent problems in residential areas can be controlled in 1-2 visits, in cases of a severe infestation or for businesses requiring ongoing protection, several visits or an ongoing rodent protection plan may be required.
There are two main activities homeowners and business owners can carry out to minimize the chances of rodents or possums taking up residence;