Rodent Control in Melbourne, Victoria
Effective methods to eradicate mice and rats from your property
Rats and mice are not only dirty but also potentially damaging to your home. They can often cause fires in buildings by gnawing through plastic electrical junction boxes, as rats must constantly gnaw on hard objects to cut back their growing incisor teeth. In addition, these animals pose severe health risks as they live in unsanitary places and are known carriers of serious diseases to humans from their droppings and incontinence. RIP specialises in rodent control, providing effective rat and mice eradication services that clear your residential or commercial property of these pests.
What you need to know
The two main rat species, commonly found in domestic and commercial premises throughout Melbourne and Victoria, are the roof rat and the sewer rat. The correct identification is essential to formulate an effective rat eradication program, as each species has different habits that can be exploited by the pest controller in order to solve the problem in a safe and efficient manner.
Rats live in unsanitary habitats, such as drains, in sub-floor, in garbage refuse areas, roof voids and other areas where a potential food and moisture source is available. Ensuring these foods and other susceptible materials are safely stored away is essential to an effective rat control process.
Homes near schools often experience an influx of hungry rats during school holidays, as the rats that were previously feeding on scraps left by students in the school yard search for alternate sources of food. Also, rats may suddenly appear in large numbers when excavation work disturbs their in-ground nesting locations.
Professional rat and mice control solutions in Melbourne
Professional knowledge of the rodent’s habits is essential to implementing an effective rat or mice control program. Options might include sticky straps, mechanical traps and a chemical baiting program. A rodent control baiting strategy uses a custom-made bait station designed to protect the bait from human contact (rats will avoid bait touched by human hand). If possible, the rodent bait dispensers are installed in areas that cannot be accessed by children and pets, for example in a roof void and sealed sub-floor.
For effective rodent control solutions using the latest safe technology, contact the team at RIP Termite & Pest Control. Some of the older style rat control measures are ineffective as the rats have built up immunity due to their widespread use over the past 20 years.
- Rodent proofing – all potential entry points into the building should be sealed to physically control rats and mice from entering the building.
- Sanitation – both rats and mice thrive where food and water is readily available – we recommend all food stuffs be kept in sealed containers or rooms. Similarly garbage and refuse should be stored in sealed plastic bags and garbage containers. Water and food bowls should not be left in the open at night as this will encourage a rodent infestation in and around the building.
Rodent control costs
The cost of professional pest control and eradication of rats or mice will vary depending on the size of the premises and the severity of the infestation as several visits may be necessary to monitor and replenish the bait stations. Applicable service warranties may also vary depending on the circumstances. Please call RIP Termite & Pest Control on 1300 371 708 for a FREE quotation.