Rodent Control Service
DOMESTIC RODENT SERVICE
A standard rodent service consists of:
A visit to your site and discussion with the customer in relation to concerns.
Inspection of the site of infestation
Application of baits to the site where deemed appropriate and safe.
Recommendations and quotation in relation to proofing and any further control measures.
This is at a cost of $154 inc GST
Rodent products and more information below
Lockable Rat Stations $14.30 ea
On a square house - 1 of each of these stations is advised on each side of the building is a good baseline baiting plan
Lockable rat stations are highly recommended for the following reasons
Safer application of rodenticides
Baits are secured inside stations
Dog proof, cat proof and child proof
Protects the the baits from the elements
Allows bait application outside the house so the entry by pests is reduced
Better bait uptake as are protected while feeding on bait
Easy to service by the home owner with a supplied key
Single shot securable rodenticide (Poison for rats & Mice) $16.50/kg or $99 for 8 kg
Non chemical methods and materials are available upon request.
Rats are a major risk to the health of the community.
They can assist transmission of serious diseases, including:
The plague, dysentery, leptospirosis and typhus fever.
Their fleas, lice and ticks can also adversely affect pets and humans
Their excreta and hair, contaminate food and utensils, causing food poisoning and economic
Rat colonies damage and foul buildings and furnishings, and they generate a terrible smell.
Rats’ gnawing will damage buildings, pipes, conduits and wiring and has been the cause of
Rats normally come out at night and usually are not seen,. unless they are very hungry or present in large numbers.
Destruction of rats
Baiting poison baits are the most successful way of destroying rats.
It is important to check baits regularly to ensure they are not accessible to children or pets and to see whether rats have been eating them.
Occupiers and owners of premises are required by law to prevent harbourage of rats and secure their destruction.
The brown rat can breed throughout the year if conditions are suitable, with a female producing up to five litters a year. The gestation period is only 21 days, and litters can number up to 14, although seven is common. They reach sexual maturity in about five weeks. Under ideal conditions (for the rat), this means that the population of females could increase by a factor of three and a half (half a litter of 7) in 8 weeks (5 weeks for sexual maturity and 3 weeks of gestation), corresponding to a population growing by a factor of 10 in just 15 weeks. As a result, the population can grow from 2 to 15 000 in a year ! The maximum life span is three years, although most barely manage one.