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What attracts rats and mice

What attracts rats and mice


What attracts rats and mice
What attracts rats and mice


When I think of rats and mice, I get a shiver running down my spine. I think about all the nasty diseases they carry, and I also get quite annoyed when they start eating our fresh produce that we grow in the backyard. I had been watching and letting my zucchini get to a reasonable size so I could make some tasty fritters but to my surprise the rat that decided it was going to for their dinner and not my breakfast.


I was determined that I was going to handle getting this pesky little rat out of my garden and on deaths door, yep, yeah right, it toyed with me, making me go insane until I had to realise that defeat was on the cards and that I would have to come into work and tell the technicians about this disgusting pesky rat that is eating my fruit and veggies. Lucky for me George came around to my home and set up an effective rodent bait treatment that quickly and swiftly got the results of getting rid of this hairy little monster.


So, what attracts rats and mice and how can we effectively get rid of them, so they don’t destroy our crops, pass on diseases and make our home their residence.


Food sources

What attracts rats and mice is having an abundance of food, this can be from kitchen scraps to the compost, my precious fruit and garden, having poultry, having birds, have cats or dogs food left out, not packing food away in the appropriate containers, not having a secure bin and having an overgrown junk yard.


Water sources

Did you know that if you have leaky pipes and poor drainage is perfect for rats and mice as it gives them an abundance of water so they can stay hydrated. So, get those pipes and drains fixed ASAP At night time before you go to bed it is important to remove all water sources such as pet water bowls so that way there is no water source for them to drink in or around your home.


Prevention tips

Why these tips will help prevent an infestation of rats and mice it is not a cure, if you notice that you do have an infestation of rats and mice it is best to call for a professional pest controller as we have the skills and right baiting system for your home or business. We will bait accordingly and when doing rodent treatments, we will always use rodent bait boxes so we don’t harm or kill your family members or any pets that may live or visit your home.


So, what are some things you could do to help prevent rats and mice?

  • Have mini inspections on your home to see if there is anything that would be tasty for rats and mice.
  • Fix any pipes or drainage issues ASAP.
  • Always keep your rubbish secured so they can’t get through it.
  • Seal off any holes in or around your home so they can’t squeeze their way inside.
  • Don’t have your yard looking like a junkyard.
  • Always have the grass cut short.
  • Any over hanging tree branches trim them down.
  • Store all food in airtight containers.
  • Remove pet bowls at the end of the night so they can’t eat or drink.


Further Reading:

Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?


Summer Pest Control Sydney



We treat All of Sydney including the Blue Mountains – Katoomba, Glenbrook, Blaxland, Emu Plains, Hawkesbury Heights, Hazelbrook, Springwood, Valley Heights, Luera, Lawson, Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Wentworth Falls, Winmalee, Yellow Rock, Mount Riverview

Giant rodents eats 3 month old baby girl.





It really saddens me when I think of how a mother could take one of her two twins out to a nightclub while the other twin is at home all alone while been eaten alive by rodents.


Even though this has not happened in Australia we still have a duty of care to protect our own children and other misfortunate adults.
What are some ways that you can protect your premises from rodents taking up a nice cozy spot in your humble abode.


1) Remove any debris which is on or around your home as rodents love to hide in the debris as it gives them shelter.

2) Put all rubbish from inside out each day and always make sure that your council bin is secure and away from the entry points of your home.

3) After your pet has finished eating and drinking put their food bowl and water bowl away.

4) Cut all shrubs, vines and tree branches that are over hanging on your home, by doing this you will take away their run paths.

5) Inspections both internally and externally to see if there are any holes or gaps which will need to be sealed as these holes or gaps are entry points for rodents.

6) Make sure that after each meal you clean up so there is no food source for rodents.



If you are having issues with rodents you should always contact a professional who will use the appropriate rodent bait and will install rodent bait boxes where needed.


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Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?

Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?


Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?
Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?


Rodent control Sydney, do you know if you have an unwanted visitor?


Great, it is that time of the year when rats or mice tend to sneak into our humble abode and claim it as their new residence.


With the cold settling in rodents too get cold and need a warm place to hibernate until it starts to warm up outside.


What does this mean for you, for me or Betty down the street?


Whether you call them rodents, rats or mice they are one of the most disgusting critters that could live in your home.


Why you may ask, well you see with rodents comes disease and potentially the risk of being sick or even death has occurred.


Rats and mice urinate and poop everywhere causing allergic reactions, spreading of bacteria and worst of all contaminating not only our food but our cookware to.


What diseases and viruses can rats or mice pass onto us?


  • Bubonic Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
  • Rickettsial Pox
  • Hantavirus
  • Weil’s Disease
  • Tape Worm
  • Jaundice
  • Food Poisoning


What are some signs that indicate that you have rodents?


  • Runways – rodents use the same run path to gain their food and water.
  • Rub Marks – where there is a runway you will most likely have rubbing marks caused by the rodent’s dirty body.
  • Dropping and Urine – you can usually visibly see the rodent droppings and smell the rodents urine.
  • Burrow – rats will create burrows for hiding and nesting. These are usually in your garden or lawns.
  • Noises – rodents will create noise either but scratching, gnawing, squealing and fighting each other.
  • Objects in and around your home which have been gnawed as their teeth continually grow this is a way to keep their teeth short.
  • If your pets go crazy at something that you cannot see.
  • Electrical wires – electrical wiring short circuiting.


While rodents have poor eyesight they certainly make up for that by their other senses which includes, great sense of smell, taste, touch, hearing and kinesthesia.


What separates Redline Pest Control apart from other pest control companies?


  • Inspect, identify and treat.
  • We think like rodents so that way when it comes to treating rodents we will knock them down with the initial treatment.
  • Redline Pest Control implements the IPM approach by incorporating both non chemical and chemical methods.
  • Redline Pest Control doesn’t just rely on one formula to eradicate rodents.


What can you do to rodent proof your home?


  • Seal any holes or gaps in and around your home.
  • Cut any overhanging tree branches, shrubs and vines around your home.
  • After each meal, clean up as this prevents and food source for rodents.
  • After your pet has finished eating and drinking for the night put their bowls away.
  • At the end of each night take the rubbish out to the council bin.
  • Remove anything in and around your house that may give rodents a place to hide.


Further Reading for Rodents:

Rodent control sydney

Rats or mice Sydney

Rodents in Sydney and why they are coming inside our homes?

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


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.

Residential pest control Sydney and what Redline Pest Control can do for you!


Residential pest control Sydney


Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney



With spring comes nice warm weather and with that so does pest of all sizes whether it be your cockroaches right down to your wasps.


So what is involved in a residential pest control Sydney?


There is many different treatments to suit every client’s needs. Each home is different whether it would be the size of the house or experiencing different pest invading your premises.


German Cockroach Treatment:


Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney


With a German cockroach treatment the technician will firstly inspect your premises to see the threshold of German cockroaches which are in your premises.  The technician will then do a skirting board spray and place gel in appropriate places such as cupboard door hinges, microwave, fridges/freezers, washing machines and other electrical appliances.


For German cockroach treatments a Redline Pest Control customer service agent will ask you what rooms you are seeing the German cockroaches in and how many you are roughly seeing each day. The customer service agent will then determine the level of infestation by your answers and will recommend which treatment is suited to your needs.


Mild: kitchen, bathroom & laundry


Moderate: kitchen, bathroom, laundry, hallways, dining room & lounge room


Severe: kitchen, bathroom, laundry, hallways, dining room, lounge room & bedrooms


Ant Treatment:


Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney


With an ant treatments we once again will ask if you are seeing ants inside, outside or both and where exactly are you seeing the ants.


Internal Areas:


For internal areas the technician will inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The technician will set up an ant baiting system using gel and will doing a window and skirting board spray, if you have ants along the wall he will also spray the affected walls.


External Areas:


For external areas the technician will also inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The perimeter of your premises will be sprayed alongside with any ant mounds and trails.


If you have an issue both internal and external both treatments will apply.


Rodent Treatment:


Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney


With rodent treatments we will ask you where you are experiencing the issue whether it will be internal, external or both. We will also ask you what times are you hearing the noise if you are hearing noises in roof void as this very well could be a possum. Rodents love their run paths and will often dart from place to place in a blink of an eye.


Internal Areas:


Bait will be placed in roof void if you are hearing noises, bait will be placed in cardboard bait stations and will be placed strategically behind furniture, fridges, washing machines, dryers and any other places that rodents will frequent.


External Areas:


When we bait outside for rodents we always try to look for places that the bait in cardboard bait stations can be strategically placed. If there is no place that the bait can be placed we will advise you that you will need to purchase lockable bait stations which is yours to keep and the best thing is they are reusable and all you need to do if you have a rodent issue again is to replenish the lockable bait station.


General Pest Treatment:


Residential pest control Sydney
Residential pest control Sydney


A general pest treatment is recommend to home owners roughly every 12 months to avoid infestations to the pest listed below.


Pest Which Are Covered By General Pest Treatment:


  • Large cockroaches
  • Webbing spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • Wasps


What Is Involved In A General Pest Treatment?




  • Dusting of roof void
  • All internal skirting boards will be sprayed
  • Spraying under furniture
  • Any cracks and crevices will be sprayed




  • Perimeter spray around your property
  • Door and window frames will be sprayed
  • Dusting of the subfloor if you have a subfloor
  • Fence lines
  • Gutters
  • Fascia boards
  • Garden beds/scrubs/bushes
  • Clotheslines
  • Letterbox
  • Rubbish bins
  • Ornaments which are on your property
  • Any cracks and crevices that the technician sees.

Further Reading:

German Cockroach Treatment

General Pest Treatment

Rodent Treatment

Ant Treatment