Rats are linear, paranoid, suspicious creatures of habit. If you’ve ever seen a rat run along your back fence, it’s more than likely that this is a common pathway for rodents. Rats lay trails of scent along which other rats will follow later.
Rats also like to feel protected, which is why they will run along a fence rather than across your yard. Having poor eyesight, it’s one way that rats feel like they’re going to be safe.
But this behaviour also means that if you’ve had rats once, you will likely get them again as a new generation of rats emerges. Once rat pathways are set down, future rats will follow them once they stumble upon them.
Because rats have predictable pathways, it’s easier to set traps and baits where they are most likely to come across them. But rats are highly suspicious creatures. If a new element enters their environment, such as a bait, they will avoid it until is no longer ‘new’.
Our Pest Control Process
Residential & domestic pest control identification
You’ll be prone to termites if you have water pooling or leaking around your house. They need a damp, humid environment.
Like most animals, rodents become a problem when you’ve given them a source of food. They’re simply after something to eat.
Not many people like cockroaches. This might be because cockroaches can infest even the cleanest of houses.
If you have common black house spiders, there is a good chance you will soon have white-tail spiders too.
For really effective ant control, we recommend a program of inspections to monitor and bait further instances.
Fleas are becoming less common in households as flea control for cats and dogs is simple and effective.
Birds are typically an annoyance rather than a danger to you or your property. We will remove them.
Bees can form swarms. If you annoy them or hurt them, they will sting you. We will remove them.
But flies are not just annoying. They also carry disease. They will infect your food with disease picked up elsewhere.