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Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.
Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.
What are rodents?

 

When we talk about rodents to our clients some are often confused as most people don’t associate the word rodents with mice and rats. Rodents also include hamsters, Guinea pigs, porcupines, prairie dogs and beavers.

 

So why did rodents pick my home?

 

When we think about the reasons people get rodents we start to wonder how dirty people are. That is not the case though. We get calls all the time from clients who has rodent issues and they have the cleanest homes.

 

Where there is warmth, shelter and a food source rodents can pop up in anyone’s home. Pet food, pet waste, bird aviaries, heavy foliage, and bird feeders are all attractants for rodents.

 

  • Rodents love to set up their nest in warm environments.
  • Rodents love to have adequate shelter so they can reproduce and have somewhere to sleep.
  • Having a food source can lead rodents to enter your home, garbage, pet food, pet poop that hasn’t been cleaned up, high vegetation, cleaning up bird aviaries, if you have fruit trees pick up rotting fruit, removing water sources such as pet bowls, bird baths and other sources that you may have.

 

What can you do to prevent rodents?

 

  • Go around the outside of your home cut down any trees which are overhanging on your property, get into the garden and prune any shrubs and vegetation.
  • After you feed your pet pick up their bowl and wash it, at the end of the day put your pets water away.
  • Take your bin out at the end of each day.
  • Wash up, sweep/mop floors and wipe benches down each day.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
  • Remove any debris around your home so there is no hiding spaces for rodents.
Three things Rodents love about your home.
Three things Rodents love about your home.

 

Further Reading on Rodents:

Rodent Control Sydney

Rodents

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

What is the Integrated Pest Management and how can you implement this system in your home.

 

Three things Rodents love about your home.

Dead carcasses and the blow fly!

pest pic

 

Monday I had a frantic call from a concerned client saying there was an unusual amount of blow flies swarming in her home and she didn’t know where they were coming from.

 

I asked her the usual questions like can she smell something decaying, was there any meat left out, does she have pets as maybe it is the food that they might not of eaten, to check to see if there was any animals on her property that may of passed. Nothing I asked was occurring so I asked one of our technicians to do an emergency job to investigate why this customer has blow flies in her home.

 

John arrived at the client’s home in Parramatta and searched the lawns, subfloor, and interior and made his way up to the roof void where he instantly smelled a decaying matter. Upon further investigations of the roof void he had found dead rodents in the roof void.

 

John removed two dead rodents but was unable to get the third rodent as it had slipped into the wall cavity. John advised the customer that he was putting the odour eliminating bag in the roof void and that it will suck up any bad smells that was in the roof void.

 

Our client had used a different pest controller to do a rodent treatment and when she had tried to call that pest controller he no longer had his phone in service.

 

Usually when pest controllers bait for rodents they will use bait that has a thinning agent in it so it coagulates the blood stopping it from releasing a bad smell.

 

Unfortunately for our client the bait that was used was a stock standard bait that you could get from the local hardware house which doesn’t have this thinning agent in it.

 

Needless to say our client was so happy that the blow flies have since disappeared and that we have found the source of the issue.

 

Further Reading:

Rodents

General Pest 

German Cockroaches

Ants

Redback Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termites

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Yep it is that time of the year again, Spring has just arrived and with the abundance warm weather and flowers sprouting it sure is bringing bees and other pest out of hiding.

 

So what does this mean? Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

As the cooler months turn into warmer month’s pest come out of hibernation to feed and breed setting up a nice little home in your humble abode.

 

So we all know that pest are seasonal and with the cooler months it will bring pest like rodents and spiders in doors but was does the warmer months bring to your home? Cockroaches! Eww did someone say cockroaches? Yep I sure did say that nasty word cockroaches.

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

 

So why is it important to get rid of these pest? Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Cockroaches, Rodents and Flies can cause contamination by urinating and pooping over utensils, bench tops, containers and food which has been left out.  Unfortunately these pests carry a lot of harmful bacteria such as streptococcus virus, Staphylococcus Salmonella and streptococcus virus. Would you put your family’s health or life on the line? I know that I certainly wouldn’t put my family’s life on the line.

 

Bees and wasps may be great from an ecological point of view but what dangers can they bring when they have set up their hives in or around your home. For most of a simple bee or wasps sting will only cause small irritation but for others this could very will send them to the emergency department or even worse cause death.

 

Now is the time to prune those trees and bushy areas, clean up around the kiddies play equipment and keep the lawns cut short.

 

Why do we always advise customers to keep their lawns short and their yards neat and tidy?

 

Redline Pest Control believes that in order to reduce pest thresholds it is vital to know what is going on in and around your premises. Say for instance that you have long grass, snakes and ground dwelling spiders will be in all their glory as it is the perfect breeding ground for them to breed and feed without being detected. Pest which are easily undetected cause can serious harm to you or your loved ones.

 

Don’t delay call today to have those nasty pesky little pest eradicated from your humble abode.

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Further Reading:

Ground Dwelling Spiders Sydney

Cockroach Control Sydney

Ant Control Sydney

Spider Control Sydney

Termite Control Sydney

 

10 fun facts about Mice

 

10 fun facts about Mice

 

House Mouse - Mus Musculus
10 fun facts about Mice

 

 

  1. Did you know that a mouse heart beat is 632 beats per minute, whereas humans are anywhere from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
  2. Mice can squeeze through a hole of around the size of the end of a pen.
  3. Mice will play dead if they feel threatened.
  4. Did you know that a group of mice are call mischief.
  5. Male Mice are called bucks and female Mice are called does.
  6. A mouse was first cloned in 1997 and lived just over 2 years.
  7. Mice have 14 teeth and do not loose teeth like humans do.
  8. Mice have scales on their tail to help them climb walls.
  9. A female mouse can become pregnant within 48 hours are giving birth to pups.
  10. A baby mouse is called a pup, pinky or kitten.

 

10 fun facts about Mice

 

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