How to get rid of Rats and Mice from your home
The Billion-dollar question and it is worth investigating.
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
- Ceiling voids & under the kitchen sink
- You generally hear them first
The Black Roof Rat is very good at climbing trees, rough surfaces, bricks, and fence lines.
The Brown Norway Rat is excellent at burrowing. They like to burrow straight down & under your foundations
The best way to get rid of rats and mice is to call the professionals
DEAL WITH THOSE MICE AND RATS TODAY!
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.
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 rat and mouse products.