Rodent Control Sydney
Here at Redline Pest Control the girls in the office have been receiving a lot of calls in regards to rodents in Blacktown, Castle Hill, Parramatta, Strathfield, and Penrith.
As the weather turns to a cold front rodents are nestling in homes across Sydney.
If not caught early a rodent infestation can get out of hand very quickly as rodents breed very quickly.
Rodents are very good climbers and will find an overhanging branch, pipes, vines and will even scale the walls.
Rodents can squeeze through an opening the size of a 10C piece. This is because rodents have a long cylindrical shape and they are extremely flexible.
Rodents will travel the same route to source food and water unless there is a new object in their run path.
Rodents are considered to be neophobic which is a fear of new objects which have appeared in their environment.
Rodents have very poor eye sight and will solely depend on other senses like smells, vibrations, hearing and touching objects.
Unfortunately in Australia tons of food is thrown away due to contamination from rodent’s urine or droppings.
There is many transmitted diseases that rodents carry such as Weil’s disease, Salmonella food poisoning, Tape worm, Jaundice, Bubonic plague, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Mild meningitis.
Rodent Control Sydney
What does Redline Pest Control do when inspecting for rodents?
Redline Pest Control follows the R.IG.H.T step and will always inspect all areas in and around your home or business.
The Importance of Inspections
- R: Rodent Species
- I: Infestation Severity
- G: Gaps that need rodent proofing
- H: High activity areas
- T: Tools that you need to use
Key Inspection Points
- Ask the customer what sort of activity have they seen
- Inspection should be three dimensional up down and side to side
- Identify any food source IE citrus trees, pet food, rubbish bins ETC
- Identify any areas which may be an issue and cause high pressure areas
- Always educate the customer from the start so they know what is going on
Common Areas to Examine
- Rodents will follow their pathways where they run in and along the buildings
- Check all pipelines and utility lines are sealed to prevent rodents entering the building
- Poor sanitation areas must be checked
- Areas which have a source of warmth
- Rood void
- Debris outside
How can you recognise if you have a rodent infestation in your home or business?
1) Scratching noises in your roof void or wall cavities.
2) A musky odour or urine smell.
3) Rodent droppings in and around your home.
4) Rubbing stains which rodents leave behind. This is when rodents use the same path over and the mud and dirt on their feet leave a stain.
5) Gnawed wood, pipes, gyprock and any other surface as rodents need to wear their teeth down as they grow very quickly. (Water leaks is an ideal breeding ground not only for rodents but for termites as well)
6) Electrical cords which have been eaten.
7) Food packaging which has been shredded.
8) Screeching noises from when rodents fight.
9) Your pet being excited in a particular area where the rodent is.
10) Nest or burrows in and around your home.
How can you proof your home against rodents?
1) Inspect both internally and externally and see if there is any little holes or gaps which need to be sealed.
2) Cut all shrubs, vines and tree branches (especially over hanging branches) by doing this you will take away their hiding spots.
3) Clean up after each meal so there is no food source for rodents.
4) Put your pet’s food bowl and water bowl away after each meal.
5) Put all rubbish out each day and make sure that your council bin is secure and away from the entry of your home.
6) Remove any debris which is around your home as rodents love to hide in the debris.