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Some of the most destructive pests we deal with are rats in Brisbane. Rats happily chew through electrical wires, plastic water pipes and hoses, as well as put holes through walls. They are potential carriers of diseases that can cause major health problems for humans, as well as carrying ticks and fleas that can affect domestic animals. It is because of this that getting rat control from professionals is essential.
No matter the season, rats in Brisbane are a pest in the home, but their numbers inside houses can dramatically increase after floods or heavy rains and at the start of colder weather. As soon as you see signs of rat infestation either through droppings or through noises in your home, you need to get rodent control and have your home treated to stop the breeding cycle. Rats are prolific breeders, with the average litter being 5-8 young who reach breeding age 3-4 months later. Female rats have up to three litters each year, so numbers can explode if food is available.
Peter the Possum Man has been treating rats and has been providing expert rodent pest control for over 25 years. Rats and possums will often share the roof space in your home and make similar scratching and chewing noises. As a result we find many clients mistake the noises for rats, when you really have possums and visa versa.
Should I lay baits for rodent pest control? It is important you do not assume noises are rats and place poison baits in the roof as Possums will eat rat bait. Before laying any poison you need to call the experts to accurately identify what animals are in your home.
Rodent pest control and rat treatment products are toxic. Aside from the risk of being accidentally eaten by children, pets or local wildlife, the chemicals in rat baits can be absorbed through the skin, so they must be handled and stored correctly.
If you’ve decided to do rodent pest control by yourself you need to be cautious especially if you have possums in your roof. The possums find rat baits irresistible. They chow down on the baits, die a slow and agonising death, and before you know it there is a decomposing, stinking possum in your roof full of flies and maggots. Removal of a dead possum means needing to have tiles lifted or holes cut in walls if the animal has died in an inaccessible place, and can create other expensive clean-up costs.
So if you have pesky rats in your home, the safest option for rodent control is to call the experienced people from Peter the Possum Man to evict the rodents. We can safely lay rat baits as well as give practical advice for long-term preventive solutions for rat control. We can also install external bait stations that are kind to native animals and are safe for children and pets.
External stations are highly recommended the control rats in areas where there are high attractants for rodents like chickens, guinea pigs or cages birds onsite. Other places that can benefit are homes with lots of palm trees, macadamia trees, rock retaining walls or if you are near to creeks or waterways. The rat stations treat the issue outside the property before the rats get inside your home and business and should be monitored regularly to maintain control.
We have licensed pest controllers for rat control trained to choose the right bait for the situation and handle baits safely. We also check for possums or other creatures nesting in roofs which could be affected by the bait and place the baits for the best effect. While it is not practical to totally exclude rodents from a building we can close off main access points and give advice about food and water sources removal to ensure the chance of reinfestation is reduced.
And in rental properties, doing rodent pest control and treating an infestation of rats is not as simple as throwing a few baits in the roof. While occupants are permitted to lay baits in their own properties, the local handyman is not legally permitted to lay baits as he is not licensed. Only a licensed pest controller is permitted to handle rodent control and lay rat baits on a property owned by another person in compliance with detailed safety instructions and health regulations.
To learn more about rat treatments and rodent control in Brisbane, check out our Rats FAQs.
We also provide a detailed Rodent Pest Control Advice sheet with every rodent treatment we do which includes suggestions on how to minimise future problems.
Why Choose Peter the Possum Man For Getting Rid of Rats Control?
If you want a free quote for rodent control for your home or business, fill out our website form or call our office between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Contact Us today for fast and effective rat control.
07 3250 1111