How To Get Rid of Rats

Do you know how to get rid of rats from you house? Rodents can be some of the most destructive pests we deal with 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 rid of rats by professionals is essential.

How To Get Rid of Rats

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Effective Rat Control for Your Home

No matter the season, rats 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 a 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 can breed prolifically with an average litter size of 5-8 young which can breed at only 3-4 months old. Female rats have up to three litters each year, so numbers can explode if food is available.

We have been providing expert rodent control around Brisbane for over 25 years. Our trained team of professionals will handle any rat problem you may have.

Should I lay baits for rodents? Before laying any poison you need to call the experts to accurately identify what animals are living in your home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Rats From My Home?

Rodent control and rat treatment products are toxic. There is a risk of carelessly laid baits being eaten by children, wildlife or pets. Since the poison in rat baits may be absorbed by handling them, they must always be handled correctly and stored in a secure place.

Here’s how you get rid of rats:

The safest option for rodent control is to call one of our experienced servicemen to safely dispose of 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 to get rid of rats in areas where there are high attractants for rodents like chickens, guinea pigs or caged 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 rat control.

Why Choose Peter the Possum Man to Get Rid of Rats?

  1. Obligation free* quotes.
  2. Licensed experts for rat control with access to commercial grade baits
  3. Experienced rodent pest control servicemen based around Brisbane. This includes Ipswich and Redcliffe. So this means wherever you are in Brisbane, we can eliminate your rats.
  4. Experience in rodent control for domestic and commercial premises including commercial kitchens and restaurants.
  5. Expert advice on how to minimise reinfestation of rats.
  6. We provide a 3 month warranty on eradication of rats. If the rodents come back we will fix the problem for you for free!
  7. We can also provide other services including roof vacuuming to do rat droppings removal and debris that rats have left behind.

We have licensed technicians 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 re-infestation is reduced.

And in rental properties, treating 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, a handyman is not licensed to lay baits. Only licensed pest controllers are permitted to place rodent baits on another person’s property and they are required to follow safety instructions and health regulations.

To learn more about rat treatments and rodent control in Brisbane, check out our Rats FAQs or clicks here to find out more on our Pest Control Services.

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.

Contact Us For a quote for rodent 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.

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