We are now receiving more calls from business owners whose business premises have been closed during the Covid 19 pandemic here in Brisbane.
Owners are reporting high levels of rodent activity within the building. On a recent job at a Take-Away food business in Brisbane, we quickly discovered rats had gained access to the shop via an opening in the ceiling as shown here.
There were a number of rats in the kitchen and garbage areas and damage to the property with chewed items and droppings.
Fortunately, we were able to treat the shop and perform Rodent Control Services Brisbane and prevent more from entering.
Why it’s important to stop rodents fast
Rodents including rats and mice are well known to carry disease and cause significant damage to properties.
They are a huge health risk and can cause serious infections including Dysentery, Salmonellosis and Tularemia. People can suffer from asthma attacks and infection by breathing in particles from droppings and urine or unknowingly touching surfaces.
They can also pose a threat to pets with diseases.
Rodents are also well known for causing house fires by chewing electrical wires in the roof of the home. This is also typically NOT covered by house insurance.
How do I get rid of rats in Brisbane?
There are a number of effective ways we can stop and control rodents.
We first inspect the property to look for any openings, cracks, crevices that a rat could crawl through to access the building. We would then recommend that these be repaired and sealed to prevent access.
Secondly, we implement pest control methods including rat stations and baiting. These are positioned outside the building and some inside. These stations contain baits that rats will consume and take back to the nest. Rats will then all consume the bait and die off.
What are the types of rodents?
The House Mouse is a species of mice responsible for mouse plagues in Australia. Favouring dry locations, you’ll more than likely discover a House Mouse nesting in roof/ceiling areas, in furniture, wall surfaces and occasionally in the outdoors.
A House Mouse is an omnivore, so they choose eating grains. They will just expand to weigh about 20 grams as well as having a slender body that allows them to travel through tight areas and small holes with ease.
Additionally referred to as the ‘brownish rat’, ‘water rat’ or ‘drain rat’, the Norway Rat is a mix of multiple rat varieties. This little rodent is the largest out of this pest type, weighing around 450g. They can become hostile when provoked or disturbed. They can live both indoors as well as outdoors, nesting in sewers, around rivers and are known to dig burrows in the ground.
The smallest rat among the three types, the roof rat, likewise referred to as the ‘black rat’ are typically discovered in roof areas. They are a very timid type of rat, but agile and can climb well. Unlike the others, they don’t tunnel, they aren’t strong swimmers and also seldom venture into sewers. These rats also have a really slender body making it simple for them to slide into splits and holes in buildings
How much does pest control cost in Brisbane?
The price of pest control will depend upon the pest and the severity of an infestation.
The cost for Rodent pest control service is $145 and takes approximately one (1) hour to complete.
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If you need to arrange Rodent Control Services in Brisbane for your home or business, contact us today for a free quote.