Rats & mice around your home

As cute as they can be, the diseases and germs they carry can cause great risk to human life. Rats and mice are known to spread close to 40 separate common diseases that can infect both people and pets. Some diseases easily spread by rats include salmonella, leptospirosis and even the plague. Along with spreading germs and disease, rats can cause significant damage and risk to your home. From chewing electrical wires and causing fires to completely destroying expensive ducted air conditioning systems, rats can even destroy electrical components in your cars engine bay.

The 3 main types of rodent you may find around your home include;

  • The house mouse
  • The house mouse is a small and agile. Making itself comfortable in your home, entering via small gaps, roof tiles, pipework the house mouse is often heard scattering around above your ceiling - often as you are laying in bed of a night. Winter time sees a large increase in reports of mice as they look for somewhere warm to live during the cooler months. Entering into kitchens by improperly sealed fittings and cavities, the house mouse has a tendency for helping itself to your (and your dogs) food stored in nearby cupboards. It is important to address any mice issues in your home before issues get worse.

  • The roof rat
  • Being a great climber, a fan of indoor living and a heavy eater, the roof rat is at home setting up in your roof. Roof rats can cause significant damage to electrical and air conditioning components in your roof in their search for water and warmth. Producing over 4 litters of 6-8 young rats a year, a small problem can quickly get out of hand. Roof rats generally feed on food sources within 50 metres of their nesting area, so eliminating any available food sources including exposed pet food is an important step in control.

  • The Norway rat
  • The fastest breeding, largest and destructive of common rodents, the Norway rat is often seen bounding around city streets late at night rummaging through exposed garbage. Nicknamed the 'sewer rat', these rats have emerged from sewers and other unsanitary areas to make their home in suburban environments. With an ample supply of garbage, water and waste the Norway rat has adapted perfectly to the suburbia. Norway rats can infest factories, homes and commercial environments. It is important to eliminate these destructive rats as soon as possible.

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