Ever since the First Fleet touched our shores, rodents have been a problem in Australia – and rodent control has been foremost in the minds of the most prudent among us. But in just the past few years, as construction boomed and waste management dipped, rat and mice infestation especially in Australia’s east has reached epidemic proportions. We know that rodents make you squirm, and many a house fire is caused by one of these critters chewing through wires, but rats and mice also spread more than 35 diseases – including via the fleas, mites and ticks they carry around on their bodies.
Think rodents are just annoying? They can:
- Feed up to 25 times every day, contaminating your food supply
- Urinate to mark their territory and defecate 60 times per day
- Chew through electrical & thermal insulation, damage your roof, create holes in roof eaves
- Carry bacteria that is harmful to you and your pets
Even the air we breathe can be contaminated by rodent urine and faeces, so make sure you keep a sharp eye out for the common signs of an infestation.
- Food debris (ie. fruit)
- Greasy trails or rub marks
- Holes around your home & premises
- Gnawing damage
- Scratching, chewing & squeaking sounds
Are you attracting rodents into your home or business?
If you’ve noticed any of those signs, sounds & foul smells, it might not just be rats or mice! In fact, about 40% of all mammals are in fact in the rodent family, with the Norway rat, the roof rat and the house mouse the ones you’re most likely to spot. But there are also 60 native rodents in Australia, which thrive because of their appetites, short breeding cycle and small size.
When an infestation is brewing at your place, we hate to break it to you – but it could be because of your habits at home. Infestations are commonly caused by:
Poor sanitation: The less clean and tidy your home is, the more food and water will be laying around to attract rodents. They also love pet bowls, exposed pools, piles of leaves, mulch and other debris.
Entry points: Rodents are incredibly good at squeezing into incredibly tight spaces! Any unsealed hole or crack that is bigger than a 20c piece will seem like a welcome mat.
Construction: Increased human intervention in ecosystems, such as construction, will mean rats and mice start looking for a more secure place to nest and breed. Rodents also seek warmer spaces when the temperature drops in winter.
How to find a trusted & local Pest Hero for your rodent problem?
So now we know why we should be worried about a rodent infestation, and what we should look out for, here’s the good news – there’s something you can do about it! Because the problem is getting bigger, the rodent control industry is booming. And while more pest control options mean there are more sub-standard industry players, it really is possible to find rodent pest control experts who are:
- Highly recommended & positively reviewed
- Experienced and fully trained/licensed.
When you get your mice and rat pest control selection right, friendly professionals will arrive promptly with fully-stocked vans and industry-leading equipment, techniques and products, advise up-front about price, and guarantee the quality of their workmanship.
Your rodent removal experts will also:
Inspect your site: Both the interior and exterior of your spaces and buildings will be thoroughly inspected, checking for conditions, entry points, and the next steps.
Offer recommendations: A great local rodent pest control professional will give advice about why rats and mice were attracted to your place and recommend measures like sealing solutions and the configuration of your property.
Implement effective rodent control: Effective rodent pest control clearly involves catching any rodents that are present on the site, and may also set traps, keep records, and implement rat and mice removal procedures and strategies for the long-term.
Let us help with your fast & reliable rat and mice removal
If you’ve started to worry about a current or potential rodent infestation, that’s a great first step. The very next thing to do is to find the most reputable local pest controller near you – and that’s where Pest Control Heroes comes in! We personally review and recommend only the pest and rodent control experts near you who are the cream of the crop, guaranteeing fast, friendly, affordable solutions with top quality outcomes.
Your ideal Pest Control Hero will offer:
- Fair, up-front pricing
- Quality workmanship guaranteed
- Top online review ratings checked by a Level 5 Google local guide.
Here at Pest Control Heroes, we also offer pest guides, DIY tips & tricks, and so much more. So don’t let a rodent infestation make you squeal – instead, drop us a message today and we’ll get right back to you with a true local pest hero near you.