Rodents include varieties of mice and rats. Of the two different types of rodent, there is one key behaviour to set them apart. Rats will always follow the same pathway, typically with one side protected by something like a fence; while mice will just run anywhere.
While this is a very simplistic differentiation, it’s an important one in terms of pest control. What it means is that you can predict where the rats will go, so baiting them is quite a simple matter. It also means that you know that the appearance of rats on your property will be cyclic. Rats leave a scent trail, so somewhere down the track, another rat will find it and pick it up. You can learn more about rats here.
Mice, however, are less simple to attract. They aren’t as paranoid as rats, and will tend to take baits one after the other, even when there are a lot of them in the same area. It’s important to know the difference between introduced mice and native Australian hopping mice, which are a protected species. You can learn more about mice here.
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.