What To Do If You Have A Rodent Problem

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Rodents in Australia can infest homes and businesses at an alarming rate. Identifying if you have a rodent problem can be a confusing matter. You can either deal with it yourself or leave it to a rodent control expert.

Identifying rodent activity is an important step in controlling your pest issue. This can be done by noticing chew and scratch marks on or near sources of food (such as pet food or cereal boxes). Additionally, rodent droppings and a strong ammonia-like smell will appear. During the evenings, you may even notice scratching noises coming from ceilings, walls or beneath floors; and if they fight, they will make screaming and growling noises as well.

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Controlling rodents yourself can be a lengthy process. The untrained person won’t know exactly where or how to locate a nest. The best way to control rodents yourself is to lay baits and traps all around the home, but with a focus on areas where you have identified rodent activity. These can be in the form of traps, bait stations, or pellets. Although this is the cheaper option, it will take time.

Professional rodent control services are trained in identifying rodent activity and homing in on nesting locations. This means that they can use a targeted approach to not only eliminate rodents where they are travelling but right at their breeding ground. If this wasn’t enough, the equipment used by professional rodent control services is much more potent and therefore more effective than store-bought options.

Rodent pest control can be a daunting issue to face. Considering whether to address the issue yourself or engage a professional can be a difficult decision, however, pest control experts are often worth the fees.