This is the seasonal million-dollar question and it is worth investigating. The biggest drawback to answering this question is found in the fact that not one of our homes are the same. Everyone’s’ home is different in some respect, but we can find similarities in the situation.
Signs of rats and mice in your home
If you think you have a rat or mouse infestation you might have noticed some of the following:
Strange noises like rustling, tumbling noises or even squeaks
You are most likely to hear these in your ceiling or perhaps sounding like they are coming from behind a wall. You might also notice scratching noises in your cupboards or behind appliances in the kitchen.
A sure sign of an infestation is noticing droppings around your home. Mice droppings often look like dark grains of rice and are often noticeable alongside skirting boards or in cupboards. Rat droppings are a bit larger.
Marks and footprints
As rats and mice collect dirt and grease on their bodies they can leave marks as they run around your home or squeeze through gaps.
Signs of gnawing
Have you noticed holes in the packets in your pantry or that your wires are being chewed? That could be rats or mice at work.
Common places to find rats and mice
The two most common places to find rats and mice are in the ceiling and in the kitchen which is why so many people dislike them. Hearing creatures running around where you can’t see them or opening the kitchen cupboard to have a little mouse dart out and run across the floor and disappear under something is quite unnerving.
The area where you hear most of the noises or find activity is often close to the place the rats or mice are getting into your home. They are both very good at climbing and will climb trees or rough surfaces such as bricks and readily run along fence lines. They make their way onto the roof and find an easy place to slip under the roofing material. Being inside your insulated ceiling is a lovely change from living outside in the cold and wet.
The second most common place where rats and mice get in is through the hole in the floor made by plumbers for your kitchen sink pipe to go through which is why you often see them in the kitchen.
They can also get in under or around your garage roller door. These doors almost always have gaps somewhere. This is a particular concern if you have an internal garage leading straight into your home.
The best way to get rid of rats and mice is to call the professionals
If you have found rats or mice in your home or you think you have them, the best way to get rid of them is to call in professional pest control.
At Smash’d Em Pest Control we can set effective traps and bait to ensure the rats and mice are caught. After the initial setting of traps we’ll come back and check everything is working properly. We’ll even take away any dead rodents if necessary.
DEAL WITH THOSE MICE AND RATS TODAY!
Looking for an affordable DIY solution?
If you feel you could do the job yourself if you had access to professional equipment and a few questions answered?
Do you prefer to do the trapping yourself? Talk to us about our DIY rat and mouse trapping kit which is much better than off the shelf products.
This kit is full of instructions, tips, tricks, and industry practices. It covers all aspects of the home incl Proofing options. Highly recommended.
Complete Baiting Kit for Rats & Mice
The Original, Domestic, *Complete Baiting Kit for Rats & Mice
This MPI Compliant kit has been designed by a fully certified, Auckland based, Pest Control Company. We distribute Nationwide.
This kit has everything you need to eliminate Rats & Mice from inside & around your home, sleepout, garage, garden etc.
Half the price to call out most Pest Control companies & possibly more thorough 🙂
Designed to treat in your ceiling, inside the home and outdoors all at the same time.
You will be receiving industry quality products which have a lock & key to keep your Pets & Loved ones safe.
Contains MPI Certified packaged baits used by the professionals.
The instructions contain loads of industry-approved tips & tricks. Some of them are quite special to the industry.
More details below.
Get rid of rats and miceThe Original, Domestic, *Complete Baiting Kit for Rats & Mice This MPI Compliant Baiting Kit for Rats & Mice has been designed by a fully certified, Auckland based, Pest Control Company. We distribute Nationwide. This kit has everything you need to eliminate Rats & Mice from inside & around your home, sleepout, garage, garden etc. Half the price to call out most Pest Control companies & possibly more thorough 🙂 Designed to treat in your ceiling, inside the home and outdoors all at the same time. You will be receiving industry quality products which have a lock & key to keep your Pets & Loved ones safe. Health & Safety is our number one priority so this kit also contains Chemical Data Sheets in the event that something goes severely wrong, basic Personal Protection Equipment & pointers on how to keep yourself and your pets safe throughout the process. Even though we cannot guarantee complete success as we are not at your home doing the treatment, we have tried our hardest to make this kit suitable for most situations. Please follow our instructions.
Purchase our Baiting Kit for Rats & Mice with confidence.*We also sell bait refill kits for ongoing success around the home, additional bait stations and station keys are also available. We focused on a system that is effective in all but very heavy infestations. It had to be safe you, your family and pets. It had to contain instructions and tips handed down from experience on the job and of course, peace of mind! We want you to feel safe using this pack. The pack includes:
- X6 small mouse stations
- X2 Large exterior station
- The bait in packs
- Full instructions including how to place bait in the stations, where to look for access points, how and where to bait & how to proof or block off the access points afterwards.
- A pair of disposable gloves
- A set of station keys so you can reload and use the bait stations more than once
- SDS forms for the Rodenticide.