Amazon Pest Control

Rats - Mouse


NORWAY RAT

Characteristics

Size: Noway Rats can grow to a body length of 25-30 cm.
Colour: Can vary from grey to brown to black.

Norway Rats, found throughout Australia, have coarse fur, a heavy set body, small ears and a shorter tail than body and head. Droppings are approximately 18mm and blunt. Norway Rats burrow and swim well and have 5-6 litters per year averaging 8-10 per litter.

Behaviour - Usually, most home invasions occur in winter, because of the cold weather conditions. They make nests commonly within roof voids but other areas may provide the right conditions eg within the sub-floor areas and garages.

Treatment Method - involves conducting a thorough inspection of the property and placing baited stations in the roof void of the property or in the sub-floor of the property depending on the level of infestation. Generally placement of approximately 10-15 bait stations in the roof void will suffice. Depending on what has been found during the initial inspection, other areas may be baited as well.

Consideration to SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS MUST BE given when considering placement of any bait stations within the property. This is to avoid any potential poisoning.

Treatment Time - approximately 30 min to 1 hour.


ROOF RAT

Characteristics

Size: Roof Rats can grow to a body length of 25-30 cm.
Colour: Can vary from grey to brown to black.

Roof rats, found throughout Australia, have fine fur, a slender body, large prominent ears, and a longer tail than body and head. Droppings are approximately 12mm and pointed. Does not burrow. Has about 4-5 litters a year with each litter 6-8 in number.

Behaviour - Usually, most home invasions occur in winter, not because of cooler weather, but because the seeds and plants on which rodents feed outside are gone. Rats and mice must then seek new food sources. Unfortunately, one of these sources may be your home. Rats are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around cables entering the building, through holes in roofs. Many garage doors on homes allow enough space for rats to fit underneath, as well.

Treatment Method - involves conducting a thorough inspection of the property and placing bait stations in the roof void of the property. The number of baited stations will depend on the level of infestation but generally approximately 10 – 15 stations are carefully placed throughout the roof (where accessible). Bait stations will also be placed in accessible sub-floor areas if upon inspection rodent signs are evident.

Consideration to SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS MUST BE given when considering placement of any bait stations within the property. This is to avoid any potential poisoning.

Treatment Time - approximately 30 min to 1 hour.


HOUSE MOUSE

Characteristics

Size: Small, its body rarely exceeding 8 cm long and 20 grams in weight.
Colour: Usually grey in color, but some may appear darker.

Mice are more numerous than rats and are more widespread throughout urban and suburban communities. A mouse can be distinguished from a young rat since the rat's head and feet will be overly large in relation to its body. Mice are found in almost every part of the country from urban to rural areas, and are especially prevalent in urban and suburban communities. Mice are found in buildings more often than rats because they are smaller and are able to find more available entryways into a building. Mice can fit through a crack or hole 6mm or larger - or about the width of a pencil. Mice will make their nests in many areas in and around the home.

Treatment Method - involves placing bait stations in and around areas where mice have been seen or where their droppings have been discovered.

The number of bait stations will be dependant on the level of infestation that has been assessed upon inspection of the property. Where necessary (eg children or pets are present) tamper-proof bait stations will be installed to eliminate risk of poisoning.

Treatment Time - approximately 30 - 45 minutes.