Rodents not only spoil food and chew through many materials, including electrical wires, which can then cause fires, but they are also known to spread a large number of human diseases, from mild, short lived diseases to severe diseases that can cause death.
These include diseases like Typhus, Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis or Toxoplasmosis. Their urine droplets can cause allergies and rodents can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into the home.
The most common rodents in Australia are house Mice as well as black and brown Rats. Rodents are nocturnal (active during the night) therefore if you see one through the day it is very likely there are many more hiding in your home.
How do you know if you have Rodents.
- Look for droppings that are like black pellets.
- Look for damage to food or containers, particularly packaging that has been gnawed or eaten away.
- Listen for noises they make in the night particularly in the roof.
What you can do
Cover all foodstuffs. Do not leave any food on benches or pet food on floors.
- Seal up holes larger that a pencil in diameter as mice can squeeze through this.
- Keep bird cages etc clean.
What we can do
Our understanding and knowledge of the habits of each species of rats or mice enables us to develop a control program for your home.