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Rats & Rodents

Rats
Rats

Rats are very dangerous if they infest the home and garden as they can carry multiple infectious diseases which can be transmitted to you and your family. They will chew through insulation, wood paneling, walls, electrical cables and burrow throughout the home or business premises. Rat bites and scratches can result in disease and rat-bite fever and their urine will also transmit infectious disease. Rats in your garage can climb up into your car and chew through electrical wires causing an auto electrical nightmare.

What to look for:

  • Noise - Rats will run jump and scratch around in your roof and other enclosed spaces.
  • Nests - Rat nests can be found in your roof and the space between your walls. It is common for rats to shred insulation for nest making.
  • Droppings - Rats produce large amounts of big rice shaped droppings.
  • Footprints - Rats will leave footprints when scurrying across dusty areas.

Mice

Mice
Mice

Similar to rats in their destructive tendencies, mice will multiply aggressively and cause damage by gnawing and contaminating food by leaving droppings and urine behind after feeding. There are health implications as well as their droppings can aggravate asthma and spread harmful bacteria.

Mice will gnaw through your house wiring and electrical appliance wires which could potentially cause a fire as well as gnawing through personal belongings and furniture.

What to look for:

  • Droppings and urine - Mice will leave large amounts of small, dark droppings and urinate everywhere they frequent.
  • Noise - Mice will make scratching noises at at night when they are most active.
  • Grease smudges - Grease can be rubbed off of mouse fur onto surfaces such as walls and skirting boards.
  • Footprints - Mice will leave footprints when scurrying across dusty areas.
  • Urine smell - Mice urinate frequently which carries a strong ammonia smell.
  • Live spotting - If you see a mouse, especially during the day, it is a strong indication that you have an infestation.