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.

Rodent Control FAQs

Having rodents on your property can be quite dangerous. Aside from the damage they can cause, rodents expose you to various health risks.

Did you know mice can breed up to 10 times a year and are only pregnant for 3 weeks? Rats can breed up to 6 times a year and can have up to 12 babies per litter. This is why your property can quickly go from being nice and quite to having load thumping sounds in the walls and squealing in the roof void. Rodents can even gnaw through your electrical wires. It is therefore important to maintain regular your pest control schedule.

If you want rodents gone for good, Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control can help. Our professionals have freed many homes from these pests, and they’ll do the same for you.

  • What are the risks of rodents and rats?

    Rodents can cause damage to your property from their need to constantly gnaw on things, with rats known to even chew through aluminium sheets. Your electrical wires, whether exposed or hidden, can fall victim to this chewing and interrupt some of your homes circuits. Depending on the damage, this can result in a hefty electricians bill. Secondary damage may include short-circuited appliances due to faulty wiring.

    Chewed power cords are electrical shock hazards  are a tell-tale sign of rodent infestation, particularly in and around the kitchen and food storage area. Rodent hair, faeces, saliva, and urine can not only spoil food but transmit diseases. Rodents will also chew at the insulation around the air-conditioner gas lines in your roof void causing them to weep and drip.

  • What type of rats and mice are common in Australia?

    There are three common types of pest rodents in Australia: the roof rat, Norway rat, and house mouse.

    Also known as ship rats or black rats, roof rats have a smallish body and a tail as long as the head and body combined. Norway rats (alternatively, wharf rats, brown rats, sewer rats) are characterised by a plump body and a size larger than the typical roof rats. The tail is scaly, semi-naked and shorter than the body and head and the fur is brownish and coarse. Norway rats are the ones that leave behind burrows.

    As for the house mice, you may already know that they are comparatively small and have a pointed snout, oversized ears, and protruding eyes.

  • How do I prevent a rodent infestation?

    Rodent extermination must be combined with prevention to avoid re-infestation. Our technicians will advise you on the best course of action for your property.

    Some of the maintenance work that you can carry out on your own include decluttering your property and keeping it sanitised and clean. Always store food in sealed containers and never leave pet food outside the house.

    Remove your garbage regularly and use garbage bins equipped with a properly sealed lid, particularly those that store food waste. Since vegetation in and around your yard and garden could be perfect hiding places for rodents, we recommend the removal of any that is not used for landscaping purposes. If not, you should at least inspect the area for signs of rodent infestation regularly.

    Keep all exterior openings to your house closed, or repair them as needed. All of the vents on your home should be covered with a protective screen impervious to rodent teeth.