Rodent control for rats and mice infestation

Rodent Control | Rats and Mice Infestation

by 1300PestControl on April 20, 2014

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While mice may be fun and furry little pets for some people, finding that you have a rodent infestation in your house is not funny at all. The same can be said for rats. Ugh!

Generally, the species of mouse or rat found in pet shops is not the same as the kind you find invading your home and gnawing on everything they can find.

Dealing with a Rodent Infestation

While you may consider grabbing the broom to chase away a cute little mouse that is scurrying across your lounge room carpet an acceptable solution, it is NOT the answer. Nor is a mouse trap, or in the case of a loathsome rat, a rat trap. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why:

 

  • Mice and rats tend to congregate in a mouse nest or rats nest. So seeing one rodent usually means there are at least 4 or more you haven’t seen;
  • Rodents like mice or rats breed prolifically. A female mouse reaches sexual maturity by 10 weeks of age and can produce a litter within 20 days of mating;
  • Rats and mice carry up to 35 diseases, including plague, leptospirosis and salmonella which are potentially deadly to human beings;
  • Rodent droppings also contain diseases, to say nothing of the fact they are smelly, unhygienic and unsightly; and
  • Rat poison and mouse baiting may cause harm to family pets and young children.

 

All properties should have a rodent protection program because of the significant dangers of rodents, which include spreading disease and causing damage to electrical wiring and fixtures.

 

Rodent control for mice & rats is best managed by installation of a Tamper Resistant Bait Station so only rodents can get to the bait. This is a lockable container with a special key making it safe for children, pets & possums which are protected.

 

The bait is professional grade. The rodents are attracted to the bait, which makes them thirsty. The bait is slow acting, which allows the rodent time to leave the house in search for water and die outside. The baits are non-transferrable, so if a rodent eats the bait and a pet eats the rodent, the pet will not get ill.

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1300PestControl November 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Hi Pat – thanks for the comments. Wow, you have an array of interesting animals in your life and definitely some well feed mice it seems. Do you also see them during the day? House mice can live indoors or outdoors, generally those that are the outdoor type are of a paler sandy colour compared to their indoor counterparts. While there is a readily available food source they will continue to nest near by with the average mouse littering 6 to 10 times every year with 5-6 babies in every litter. That makes for a lot of mice babies to be fed!

If you do continue to use baits ensure that you are using non-transferable rodenticides, that are less toxic to non-target animals, in both primary and secondary poisoning situations. Many of the DIY product range can be extremely toxic to other animals through direct feeding of the bait or ingesting a dead mouse after it has ingested the poison.

My other recommendation would be to proof your roof and wall cavities to prevent the mice from nesting in these areas. Once they have settled in to nest a professional pest treatment may be required. Look for gaps between walls and piping and fill these with cement or metal plates. Avoid plastics and wood and these can be chewed through in time.

PS – like your son, I too think they are kind of cute! It is just a pity they breed as much as they do!

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