Residential Pest Control: Rodents (rats and mice)
Residential Pest Control for rodents (rats and mice) in North Western Sydney
Do you have a problem with rats or mice in your home?
EVO Pest Control can safely and effectively rid your home of rats and mice.
Rodents in home environment are a dangerous health risk to yourself, your family, your guests and your household pets.
Rats and mice, like other animals which live in rubbish tips, drains, sewers and other unhygienic places, pick up disease-causing germs from their environment. They then spread dangerous diseases by entering buildings and transferring germs to food, walls and floors, counters, tables, amenities, cupboards, kitchens, storage areas and utensils and other places where people can come in contact with them.
Rats and mice may also pass disease-causing germs to humans by depositing infected urine or faeces throughout a premises on flat surfaces, fabrics and carpets, or by biting humans and household pets.
In addition to being major pests because they spread disease, rats and mice can also cause significant damage to furnishings, doors, skirtings, upholstery, books, food and other packaging, stored goods, wires, cables and pipes. Diseases caused by germs carried by rodents include leptospirosis, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis.
Rats and mice differ in size, mice being much smaller than rats. Ground and roof rats are similar in size. In Australia, there are a number of introduced (feral) rodents which are pests around homes and outbuildings.
Types of rats and mice commonly found in Australian homes and sheds/garages are the ground rat (also called the Norway rat), the Roof rat (also called the climbing or black rat) and the house mouse (also called the field mouse).
The Norway rat is usually greyish-brown, but colour varies from a pure grey to a reddish brown. It has a thick body and blunt nose, with small ears that are close to the body.
The Roof rat varies from black to brownish-grey, with a slender body, a pointed nose and large prominent eyes.
The field mouse has sandy/orange-brown fur on the head and back and yellowish fur on the flanks and white on the belly, and generally a small yellow streak on the chest.
How can you tell if you have a rodent infestation in your home?
Signs of rodent infestation include droppings, gnawed plastic or furniture, rodent ‘tracks’ and rodent sightings. These signs help homeowners to identify nesting areas. Mouse nests are made from shredded fibres and other found materials. They are common in undisturbed areas such as shoeboxes, linen cupboards, pantries, garages and storage crates.
Rodents are often not seen by humans when populations are low, and so may not become visible until an infestation is present. The most obvious sign of a rodent infestation is the presence of dead or living rats.
Rodents prefer to hide, so if live animals are sighted, it is probable that a full-blown infestation exists.
How to keep rodents under control in your home
Rodents require a food source, shelter and easy access. They prefer dry, warm areas where they are not disturbed and can build nests.
There are many ways to help keep rodents under control in your home. For example:
- Maintain clean areas where food is stored and keep containers tightly sealed.
- Repair or seal holes and cracks in foundations and walls.
- Ensure all doors and windows are screened.
- Cover any wall vents with metal grilles.
- Ensure there are no access points through the roof cavity of your home.
- Seal any stored items in garages or sheds in heavy plastic tubs and keep these above ground level where possible.
If you believe you have identified a rodent problem in your home, contact EVO Pest Control now for a fast, safe, professional and environmentally responsible solution.
Areas EVO Pest Control can assist with Residential Pest Control for rodents in North Western Sydney include Dundas, Carlingford, Eastwood, West Ryde, North Ryde, Meadowbank, Denistone, Eastwood, Beecroft, West Pennant Hills, Pennant Hills, North Epping, Thornleigh, North Rocks, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Willoughby, Artarmon, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Hunters Hill, Ryde, Marsfield, Gordon, Normanhurst, Westleigh, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Annangrove, Crows Nest, St Leonards, Greenwich, Northwood, Longueville, Hornsby, Cherrybrook, Chatswood and Wahroonga.
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