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Kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains

Kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains

 

kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains
kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains

 

Roof rats are becoming an increasing problem here in the Blue Mountains over the past several years or so.

 

Rodents are prone to seek shelter during the cooler months of the year and will cause havoc by causing them to invade your humble abode and bring their viruses and diseases with them which can make you very sick.

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we can keep your home a rat-free zone by kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains, we will customise a specialised rodent package for you and your humble abode.

 

Redline Pest Control will be kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains!

 

A good way to help reduce or prevent roof rats from making their home your home is to go around regularly and check for any damage or possible entry points and proof them to avoid the dreaded roof rat from settling in and creating a family within your four walls.

 

Trim away all-over hanging branches from overgrown trees that is hanging close or over your roof.

 

Make sure you that you dispose of any food matter or water sources as rodents love a good feed and drink when the night has settled.

 

If you pet has finished their food and water for the night remove their bowls so that there is no food or water for rodents.

 

Did you know that rodents love veggies, fruit and nut trees like we do, it is like an open buffet feast for these pesky rodents?

 

What are some signs that you may notice when having a rodent issue in your home?

 

  • Look for rodent droppings in and around your home
  • Gnawing or scratching noises coming from the roof or walls
  • Damage of electrical wiring
  • Grease marks on their run paths
  • Pets being agitated or stressed
  • Rodents make squeaking noises
  • Containers and bags eaten through if there is a food source
  • Dropping and urine smell

 

If you suspect that you have rodents, please don’t try and handle it on your own as that can cost you more in the long run.

 

Call Redline Pest Control today on 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007 for a free no obligation quote on how Redline Pest Control will be kicking roof rats to the curb Blue Mountains.

 

Our rodent treatments come with a six-month warranty for your peace of mind.

 

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Further Reading:

https://www.redlinepestcontrolsydney.com.au/rodents-in-sydney-and-why-they-are-coming-inside-our-homes/

https://www.redlinepestcontrolsydney.com.au/three-things-rodents-love-about-your-home/

https://www.redlinepestcontrolsydney.com.au/what-attracts-rats-and-mice/

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?

Rodents

Summer Pest Control Sydney

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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.

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?

 

Internally:

 

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

 

Externally:

 

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

Dead carcasses and the blow fly!

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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

 

Rodent Control Sydney

 

Rodent Control Sydney

Rodent Control Sydney
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.

 

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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.

 

Rodent Control Sydney

 

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10 fun facts about Mice

 

10 fun facts about Mice

 

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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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