Started hearing sounds or noticing the stink of dead rats in your walls and ceilings (especially in hot weather) and the smell of rat urine and faeces as it gets stronger over time. Time to call Megatec Pest Control.
Rats in your roof will badly decompose into a puddle.
Avoid Seeing and Smelling Dead Rats in Your Garden
Rats are clever animals. They live in organised hierarchies. By day, they snuggle up together in a nest in families, led by a dominant male, and feed mainly at dawn and dusk.
They can carry diseases and contaminate your food with their faeces, hair and urine. Rodents are known as one of the vectors for many different diseases such as bubonic plague, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, hantavirus, trichinosis, infectious jaundice, rat-mite dermatitis, salmonellosis, pulmonary fever, and typhus.
The rodents such as rats and mice are able to form nets almost anywhere and at any time of the year with the cooler months being worse as they search for shelter. Rodents can cause structural damage to homes, furniture, appliances and books through burrowing and gnawing. Mainly rats will be active at night unless their populations are very large and are able to squeeze through very small crevices making them difficult to contain.
Because they have an affinity for chewing on electrical cables and wires. The sooner that the pests are dealt with the better as if left unchecked can cause hundreds and even thousands of dollars of damage to your home and health.
A conservative estimate on the number of rats in Australia is one rat for every person living in Australia. Currently, there are over 60 described species of rats in Australia, however, two rats the Black Rat and Brown Rat are introduced species. The more widespread and Black Rat also known as the Roof Rat is more usually found in urban areas.
Rats can reproduce at an alarming rate with the female having a short gestation period of approximately 21 days. The offspring are then able to breed at around 10 weeks. Under the right conditions, they are able to have over 100 babies per year and live for up to 3 years.
They have a large appetite with a single rat able to eat a third of its body weight each day, eating anything being a true omnivore from meats to fruit, leather and even other rodents. One rat is able to leave behind 25 thousand dropping per year as a result of its food consumption.
One of the first clues to a serious rat problem is their droppings on the kitchen counter.
The house mouse is known as the most common mammal on earth. They are highly adaptable as they are excellent at swimming, running, climbing and jumping. They have excellent senses of smell, taste, and touch but have poor eyesight. They will often nest in rubbish, cracks in rocks and walls or they can construct a network of tunnels below ground with separate chambers for nests and storage, often built with several exits.
If you have seen a mouse it does not automatically mean that they have built up a high population density. They are however able to grow a population very quickly as female mice start breeding at 40 to 45 days of age and have a gestation of around 18 days with a litter of 3 to 12 with each female mouse able to produce 12 or more litters per year.
If you have seen one of the signs that you may be experiencing a rodent issue contact us now 1300 032 748 for an obligation free quote
Unfortunately, if one house is infested it is likely that the nearby neighbours are too, as rodents are a community problem. Because their populations can grow so large in a short period of time, The best solution to effective rodent pest control is for all of the homeowners in an affected community to work together to limit the shelter, food and water sources.
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