There are three main rodent species found in Coolum Beach properties. They are the Norway or Brown Rat, the Roof or Black Rat and the House or Field Mouse. Coolum Pest Control are fully qualified to control all of these rodents. An infestation can sometimes prove difficult to confirm when populations are low as rats are very secretive and are not always seen by us humans. Their feeding habits are destructive, and their nesting behaviours can compromise the structure of infested buildings. You know you have a rat problem when there is a presence of either dead or living rats. Once rats are observed in plain sight, it is likely that an infestation exists. Rats tend to leave dirt or grease marks along your walls, skirting boards and floorboards. You will often see droppings around food packages, in cupboards, drawers and under the sink. You might have a stale smell coming out of hidden areas and see signs of chewing on packaging, holes chewed through the walls and floors, and see nesting materials such as shredded paper, dried plant parts and fabric.
Rats can transmit diseases to humans and pose a serious threat to our health by contaminating food or utensils with rodent urine or faeces. The disease threat alone is enough to cause concern and seek out professional treatment from you pest manager to implement pest control procedures. If you have an infestation it is best to consult a pest control professional.
Rodent are not just found in domestic homes. They can be found in supermarkets, restaurants, warehouses, food processing facilities, livestock facilities and farm fields. Rats and Mice reproduce rapidly and mainly move around at night.
There are things you can do to help prevent a rodent infestation. Example:
- Remove food and water sources ,and items that can provide shelter.
- Plug small holes around your home with steel wool and patch or seal holes inside and outside of the home.
- Turn compost piles over to cover any new food scraps that have been added.
- Have tight fitting lids on your kitchen bins.
- Try to avoid feeding wild or outdoor birds.
Coolum Pest Control will give you a 6 month satisfaction warranty on internal/roof void rodent treatments. If we are unable to treat in a roof void, we will use tamper resisted rodent bait stations for the safety of your children and pets.