Get Rid of Rodents
Having rodents in your home can be more than just annoying; they can cause extensive damage to your property and pass on diseases through contaminating food with their urine and feces.
Mice are omnivorous creatures and are good at adapting to local environments. They usually eat cereals and seeds and consume an average of 2-3 grams of food per day. They drink water but, in many cases, they can survive without it by obtaining sufficient moisture from their foods. Mice generally have a lifespan up to 1 year, they reach sexual maturity in 6 weeks and can have as many as 8 litters per annum with the average litter size being about 5.
When rats have easy access to food, water and shelter they multiply at a fast rate and as they are creatures of habit will settle into your home year-round. A single rat can eat 12kg of food in a year and deposit 25,000 droppings, they are often heard at night scurrying in the roof void or walls. Rats are omnivorous creatures and feed on fruits and vegetables as well as cereals and grains however, their teeth are constantly growing so to wear them down they will gnaw on hard materials like roof joists and walls, they will also chew through electrical cables and wires creating electrical fires. A significant characteristic of rats is that they are neophobic; which means they are very wary of new things and can take 4-5 days before they accept a new object into their environment. They prefer to live in small-enclosed spaces and get around by smell & touch, they’ll travel along walls or pipes and will become disorientated if an obstacle is placed in their path. Contrary to the popular notion regarding rats being dirty, they are in fact very clean animals and spend up to 20% of their time in grooming. Rats usually take around 2 to 3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters per year with the average litter size being about 8.
There are many options to control the population of rodents, but we recommend engaging a professional pest control company like CTS. The bait we use targets the complete colony making it more cost-effective, we also do not use products containing second generation anticoagulant rodenticides which is harmful to native birds and wildlife.
Recent Australian studies have found fatal levels of SGARS (second generation anticoagulant rodenticides) in dead birds of prey, including Sothern Boobooks, Wedged-tailed Eagles and Owls. Further Australian and International studies implicate SGAR’s as a threat to our native mammals and reptiles as well as our pets. Our experienced technicians provide a highly targeted treatment to deal with rodent problems and will offer effective innovative solutions to deal with rodents and other pest problems in your home. Our service is fast, effective, reliable and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.
Our technicians are equipped with UV torches that are ideal for tracking rodent urine helping to find their entrance points and runways. Whilst invisible in normal light, urine stains can be detected under UV throughout your home including on food containers and floors, the fresher the stain, the more the light will fluoresce.
Nathan and the team always do a fantastic job, highly recommend for all your pest control needs.