Rats & mice

Rats and mice have adapted to live in close association with man where they cause damage and spread disease.

Rats and mice have no respect for economic level or status. You may be very careful about how you store your household garbage but if you let the apples from your tree lie on the ground or feed your dog outside, you are inviting rodents to dinner.

The two most common rodents encountered by citizens in Melbourne are the Norway rat and the house mouse. Both of these rodents are good jumpers, climbers, swimmers and gnawers. The Norway rat is a burrower, usually nesting in a dirt burrow up to 50 meters from its food supply. The house mouse usually nests within stored materials indoors, but can also live outside, burrowing n areas around fields and lawns. Mice often become a problem when they enter homes in the autumn seeking warmth. Mice occupy a small territory, traveling only 3 to 9 meters from their nest for food.

If you have noticed rat or mouse activity or damage, call Pesterminate on 0418 390 360 for professional, responsible and effective action.