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Rodent Pest Control

“Why do they keep coming back? I’ve heard this question from many frustrated customers who have had past pest controllers cutting corners and not completely breaking the rodent cycle.” – Bruce

Rodent Pest Control in Sydney has been an issue since our colonial days. Rodents are more than a nuisance. They are dangerous as they can spread diseases and can also cause damage to your property. They may even be the cause for some house fires – more particularly in older style homes – by gnawing/chewing their way through electrical wires.

Once a colony of rats is infesting your home it can prove to be difficult to eradicate them. Rats are nocturnal creatures, so there’s a slim chance that you will spot them during the day light. Rats are very wary creatures with good survival instincts.

Rodents are ‘neophobic’ which means they are wary and do not like new things in their surroundings – making it more difficult to quickly tempt them into a rodent trap, or get them to feed off the rat bait immediately.

Those factors alone make it difficult to control rodents, rodents over time will develop immunity to certain products that are used to lure and bait them. Products that were on the market and successful in the 1940s have proven to be no longer of much use. New products that have been developed in the 1970’s have proven to be relatively successful to this date however it now appears that rats have begun to develop immunity to those too.

So how do you get rid of rodents?

The eradication of rodents in Sydney now requires several different aspects associated with Rodent Pest Control. You’re likely to going to need the help of a qualified pest controller to locate the rodents burrowing areas, and establish how the rodents are getting into the area, and to lay series of baits safely in the right places.

There are also things that you will need to do also. Rodents will search for a home that offers them good shelter, with a discreet entrance and exit, and a food source that is not too far from their harbourage.

Removal of potential sources of food (i.e; dry pet food and other stored food items that haven’t been properly sealed), and blocking potential access areas (ie broken roof tiles, gaps underneath doors and other gaps) will make your home a lot less welcoming.

Rats can transmit serious diseases to both pets and humans!

They were responsible for the outbreak of the Bubonic plagues centuries ago and they are certainly no less capable of causing death now. It’s not just in 3rd world countries either – in the year 2010 UK Olympic rower Andy Holmes passed away from Leptospirosis, which is a disease carried by rats. Rats will contaminate water and the humans who come into contact with the water may pick up the disease.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), Rat-bite fever (RBF), Murine Typhus, Typhimurium ,Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Salmonella infections, Leptospirosis and Eosinophilic Meningitis.

Symptoms and ailments include: Diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, jaundice, red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, rashes, kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, & respiratory distress. In rare cases even death.

If you have any issue with rodents or need rodent pest control, whether it’s in the roof of your home or outdoors, you can contact one of our friendly staff on 0417251911 to arrange an inspection and discuss rodent control strategies.

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