The problem with DIY rat control is that most of the products are highly toxic, and potentially dangerous to children and pets, if not handled correctly.
Why you should use a Licensed Pest Controller like Us to Place Rat or Mice Baits
Unfortunately possums and other wildlife will eat rodent baits and die. Aside from the risk of being accidentally eaten by children, pets or wildlife, the chemicals in rat baits can be absorbed through people’s skin, so they must be handled and stored correctly. It is also necessary to manage the risk of secondary poisoning.
Licensed pest controllers place the stronger professional rat baits, in compliance with safety instructions and regulations. They are trained to choose the right bait for the situation and handle baits safely. They also have access to the latest commercial grade baits which are stronger and more effective to remove the rats quickly.
While owners are permitted to lay mouse baits in their own properties, they may be exposed to public liability issues especially if the property is rented. Only a licensed pest controller is permitted to lay rat/mice baits on another person’s property. The local handyman is not insured and not legally permitted to lay baits.
At Peter the Possum & Bird Man we also check for possums or other creatures nesting in the roof that could be affected by the bait, before it is laid. Pest controllers have years of experience in identifying where mice problems may be coming from around the property and know where to place the baits for the best effect. We can also advise on spot rodent proofing of the property through closing the main access points and giving recommendations for the property to reduce the chance of the infestation happening again.
If you have rats in your roof, the safest option is to call us to evict the rodents.