Rodents 2018-03-13T03:43:34+00:00

Rodents

Brown Rat

Brown Rat

Our technician has had extensive experience baiting and monitoring rodent activity. This experience and understanding of rodent nature gives us the upper hand when treating rodents.

Rats

Rats have the potential to breed quickly, spread disease, damage property and contaminate food. The presence of rodents often attracts their predators such as birds and snakes and can lead to the introduction of fleas.

Rats are neophobic, which means they have a fear and dislike of anything new or unfamiliar, mix this with their uncanny ability for entry and escape makes them a tough pest to treat.

If you have noticed any of the following signs in your home or business call the professionals at PPC.

  • Scratching or banging at night– black rats are nocturnal and are frequently found in the roof void
  • Smudges on skirting and walls– rats leave a brown grease off their bodies on surfaces they continually rub against
  • Gnaw and chew- marks on electrical cables, food packaging and other house materials- rats teeth are continually growing and are kept in check by constantly chewing on anything they can
  • Droppings- grain like droppings in concentrated areas

Mice

Like rats, mice breed quickly, spread disease, damage property and contaminate food. They are far more curious in nature than rats but very picky as to what they ingest. Mice do not have a bladder so they urinate very frequently as they travel, this increases their disease and contamination risk.

Signs of a mouse infection include.

  • Strong smell- mice tend to live in a nest with other mice and urinate frequently as they physically have no bladder. Their urine has a strong lingering smell.
  • Smudges on skirting and walls- rats leave a brown grease off their bodies on surfaces they continually rub against
  • Scratching or banging at night- black rats are nocturnal and are frequently found in the roof void
  • Droppings- small 3mm droppings generally around their food source (pantry)
  • Sightings- seeing an individual mouse is generally a sign of more

For more information see pest control Albury.

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