If you have a cat, dog or young children, it is essential you inform us to ensure the safety of your children and pets.
Our Part: Rat and mice bait will be placed in the roof space, internally such as behind fridge, stove, washing machines, cupboards and/or behind furniture. (In safe areas, where kids and pets cannot reach)
Bait will also be placed in sub floor areas – if these areas are accessible to pets or children, the baits must be placed in lockable boxes, this is for the safety of your pets and other wildlife.
Your Part: Clean up before treatment, but do not remove the droppings, trim vegetation away from your home and limit your garbage outside, and keep all garbage in closed bins.
After the Rat & Mouse Treatment, Eradication: It is common to hear or see an increase in rodent activity after the treatment has been done as they become attracted to the baits. This will subside over the next 3-4 weeks. Do not seal off any entrance/exit points until the infestation is under control.
Rodent Control Method
Roof: Rat and mouse bait blocks will be placed in the roof cavity/space which is accessed through the man hole inside your home. If you do not have an accessible manhole please let us know so we can discuss other ways of accessing this area.
Internal: Bait blocks will be placed in internal areas if this is deemed necessary. These areas could include behind the fridge, stove, washing machine, cupboards and behind furniture. (Lockable stations could be used for safety measures)
Sub Floor: Bait blocks will also be placed in sub floor areas – under the house. If these areas are accessible to pets or children, the baits must be placed in lockable boxes; this is for the safety of your pets and other wildlife.
Externally: As rats and mice come from external areas before they make it into your house it is highly recommended to get the external areas treated especially coming up to the colder months where rats and mice can become a greater issue.
For external baiting, we would recommend using lockable rodent stations as it not only protects pets, children neighbouring pests or wildlife they also protect the baits from rain – providing you with a longer protection.
Protecting Your Home
- Seal cracks, crevices or gaps in sliding doors, window screens and around pipes where rodents may enter
- Block any openings around pipes that are large enough for a mouse to squeeze through.
- Clean out gutters as rodents can use these areas to build nests.
- Store waste products, such as leaves, branches, and grass cuttings away from the home as these materials can be used for nesting materials.
- Trim back branches, plants and bushes
- Remove possible food sources such as food scraps, dirty dishes, food crumbs.
- Keep the house clean
- Empty garbage bins and vacuum frequently
How Does Rat Bait Work?
Most rodent baits are anticoagulants which mean that the baits affect the rat or mice’s blood, by reducing the ability of blood to clot so they will bleed internally and die.
Rats or mice that have eaten the bait will usually die within 4-6 days after taking the bait.
Some rodent infestations may take longer to bring under control as larger populations would need longer to feed off the bait.
Preparing for A Rodent Treatment
Internally: Clean up before treatment, but do not remove the droppings so they can be identified if they are from a rat or mouse by one of our experienced exterminators.
If you have noticed entrance points where the rats or mice are gaining access to your home we strongly advise not to seal these entrance points off until the rat or mice infestation has been taken care of, otherwise you risk trapping them inside with no way of exiting the house.
Externally: We highly recommend trimming away vegetation from your home. If there are over hanging trees these should be cut back to prevent rats and mice from using the branches as a ladder to get into the roof area.
You should keep all garbage in bins with tight fitting lids, or ensure the lids are always closed.
If you have noticed entrance points on the external part of your home we advise that you do not seal off these entrance points until the rat/mice infestation is under control.
What to Expect After a Rat or Mice Pest Control Treatment
Increased Activity: It is common to hear or see an increase in rodent activity after the treatment has been done as the rats and mice will become attracted to the baits. This will subside over the next 3-4 weeks.
Do not seal off any entrance/exit points until the infestation is under control.
Where Will the Rats or Mice Die?
Where they die is something that we cannot control, however the baits used should force the rat or mice to go in search of water, pushing them outside.
There is no doubt that the dead rat or mouse is going to decay and leave a pretty bad smell.
In some cases, the carcasses can be found within the vicinity of their nest. However, we cannot guarantee that dead rodents will die in an accessible location. If this does happen there are methods we can put into place to eradicate the smell
How Long Is the Warranty?
Sydney’s Best Pest Control offers a 3-month warranty on our rodent treatments.
How Does the Warranty Work?
If after you have had a rodent treatment done and you are continuing to have an issue with rats or mice after 4-6 weeks give us a call and we will organise a technician to come back to your property and address the issue at no cost to you.
What Damage Can Untreated Rat or Mice Infestations Cause?
- Cause significant damage to wiring.
- Have even been known to chew through floor joists and walls.
- Cause damage to your homes insulation.
- Undermine hill sides, retaining walls and other similar structures through their burrowing activity.
- Unsanitary as their droppings have been implicated as potential asthma triggers in children.
- Multiply quickly.
- Cause significant damage to your home and furniture.
- Contaminate food and other materials.
- Implicated in causing house fires after chewing through electrical cables.