Have you become distressed due to the multiplying community of rats or mice around your property and the disturbance they are causing? Are you concerned that the health of your family or coworkers may be endangered due to the presence of rodents? Here is a list of indicators that you may be in need of rodent removal services.
- Droppings are the first sign of an infestation. Mouse or rat droppings may be found in your pantry or behind furniture.
- Rub marks are greasy smears that are created when the mouse travels from one location to another.
- You may notice a musky or stale smell around the property.
- You may find gnaw marks on your wooden furniture or on boxes in your pantry.
- Your pet is frequently becoming excited and clawing at a wall or closet or sniffing around in particular areas.
The Urgency of Rodent Removal
Rats and mice are not just a nuisance. Their droppings are contaminated with disease. Fleas that live on rats may bite humans and transmit a dangerous bacterium that leads to an illness called Murine Typhus fever. Getting a bite from an infected mouse or rat can logically make you sick, and the ticks that live on mice can cause you to contract Lyme disease if you are bitten. Aside from the health risks, if rodents chew on electrical wiring, this could result in a fire.
Assessing The Problem on Arrival
Once you have contacted us and explained your rodent problem, one of our technicians will visit your property to conduct a site assessment. We will locate possible entry points in your property and determine the best course of action moving forward.
Developing a Rodent Management Plan
After our initial assessment is complete, we will design a tailor-made rodent management plan to tackle your specific situation. We will discuss with you the type of rodents you have, the control program we will put in place, how long you can expect it to take, and what kind of outcome you should expect. We will not begin any treatment procedure before we are certain that you understand our plan of action.
Our Rodent Management Plan
We will install rodent bait boxes in the roof void of your property and two commercial-grade large rodent boxes around the outer perimeter of your property or under the house. Baiting in the roof void only is not an effective way of controlling the problem as rodents generally enter the house from an external entry point. Using outdoor bait boxes in conjunction with boxes in the roof void allows us to gain better control of the problem.
Rats have a 30 metre forage radius meaning they don’t usually go past your property or your neighbour’s property. They also generally use the same travel paths. Mice on the other hand have only a 10 metre forage radius so when you see them, they will not be too far from where they are living. Because of this, most of our customers rodent problems drastically reduce only a few weeks after baiting.
You need not worry about rodents dying on your property, because in 95% of cases, they flee the premises in search of water before they die.
Pet Friendly Baits
Our trucks carry two different types of rodent baits. The first is a blood poisoning bait which can cause secondary poisoning if your pet consumes an affected mouse or rat. The second, is a pet friendly bait. It affects the rodents with an overload of calcium and cannot be transferred as a secondary kill. Therefore, if your pets consume a rodent that has eaten some of this bait, the chance of hurting them is greatly reduced.
Why Is Blue Chip the Right Choice for Rodent Pest Control?
Here at Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we’ve been keeping properties rodent-free for years. We have a proud history of carrying out all the rodent baiting and pest control for Guide Dogs Queensland’s main training facility in Brisbane. By utilising the correct baits in the correct places, we minimise all risks to other animals. Rest assured that our pet-friendly bait will not do any harm to any pets on your premises.
Contact Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control today and enjoy a more peaceful tomorrow.