Rodent control

Rodent control Sydney

Rats are one of the most destructive pests in Australia after Termites. They arrived on the ships in the late 18th century and because of their quick breeding cycle it is nearly impossible to get rid of them completely. At the moment there are as many Rats as people in this country and growing. Every household will get affected with Rodents at some point. The control of rats and mice can be tricky but if done correctly can be highly effective to keep them away from your property.

Roof Rat (Rattus rattus)

The Roof Rat, also known as the Black rat, are very popular along the coal line of Sydney but are also found in a lot of urban areas as well. They are very good climbers and prefers warm and damp environments to make their nest.

They range between 16-24cm with a very long tail. Their pointy nose with large ears are what identifies these rodents. Their breeding cycle ranges from 4-6 times per year and with every cycle they can produce about 10 little ones. From they day they are born it only takes 3 months before they can reproduce.

Norwegian Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

This rat can also be know as the Brown rat. They are the most aggressive and biggest species of rodents found in Sydney. They prefer living on the ground and burrowing. They can adapt to cold weather very well.

They will grow up to 40cm with a shorter tail. A fully grown male can weigh up to half a kg. Their breeding cycle are very similar to the Roof Rat, but will reach sexual maturity earlier.

House Mouse (Mus musculus)

This type of Rodent is originally found in Asia but with travelling becoming more popular, they can now be found all over the world. They are now the most commonly found mammal. They first came to Australia with the first settlers.

When fully grown, the adult mouse weighs about 20g. They are brown to greyish in colour and have large ears. They usually live about 9-18 months but can live up to 24 months. Their droppings are between 3-4mm in length.

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Rodent FAQ

With baiting programs, the bait will dehydrate the Rodents and they will leave their nests in search of water. This means that the dead Rodents are usually found near drains on the street or near water streams.

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