Rat & Mice Control

Our buildings & homes are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth, and shelter. For these reasons, you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.

Rats and Mice Can…

  • Spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine.
  • Spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.
  • Cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.
  • Spoil and Contaminate food with their droppings, urine or fur.

Signs of Rodent Activity Include

Droppings

New rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends

Rub marks

These are greasy smear marks and they are caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls

Burrows

Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.

Sounds

Rats and Mice are normally heard at night and they include squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats.

Nest

A rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard.

Gnawing

Rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables, for instance, this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.