Keeping rodents under control is not as easy as you might think.
Do rodents carry diseases that can be transmitted to animals & humans?
Yes. Over 30 diseases affecting humans & pets can be spread by rodent activity. Contamination of food or utensils with urine or faeces, resulting in food poisoning, is the most common health problem caused by rats and mice.
How do mice get into
Mice can climb almost any rough surface, including the brick wall of a house, entering your home via the eaves, chimney or ventilation pipes. Rodents can then wreak havoc on electrical wires and cause structural damage to your property.
What is the difference between a rat and a mouse?
Mice have smaller heads and larger ears & eyes relative to the head compared with rats. A black rat weighs between 150 and 200 grams and a mouse is smaller – between 12 and 45 grams. Rats tend to have a slightly longer life span compared to mice.
“All treatments carried out by Mr. Pest Controller meet the strict health regulations of the Australian Government, as per Section101 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (PHW Act) and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (PHW Regulations).”
Steps you can take to reduce the risk of rodents in your home
- Keep food in containers with tight-fitting lids
- Clean up after food preparation. Food scraps left around is an open invitation.
- Make sure rubbish bins are not open to scavengers. Tight lids are needed.
- Don’t leave pet food lying around your premises.
- Don’t leave organic food in an open compost.
- Keep the house and garden clear of rubbish.