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As well as causing considerable damage to building structures, rats can also be carriers of a numbers of harmful diseases, and their quick eradication is essential to ensure you and your family’s safety.
Pest Ex is the leading provider of safe and efficient rat control services. We are well known for our quick response times and professional on site service, and have over ten years’ experience in the effective detection and removal of rats.
Our pest controllers use the latest in cutting edge technology to seek out and destroy rats and their nests, and we use only environmentally friendly pest control chemicals and rodenticides to completely treat any affected areas.
Contact Pest Ex today for your free no obligation quote on our rat control services.
When you own a property, the last thing you want is to find it has been damaged in some way by a pest. All pest infestations can cause issues and be difficult to get rid of, however rats can pose serious health issues and cause significant and costly damage to building structures.
When confronted by the reality of having rats in and around their properties, the facts for property owners can be disturbing. They can:
Don’t let your property become a victim to rats – get professional rat control help from Pest Ex.
Apart from the physical damage rats can inflict on your home or business, they are also known disease carriers. This can pose a serious threat to anyone in the vicinity of the affected area, including you and your family, your pets, employees and visitors to your property.
The common diseases associated with rats include:
Rats breed so quickly one or two in the area can quickly turn into a family, and then an infestation. This is a serious health risk as many of the diseases they carry are easily transmittable, and there is also the added issue of rats bringing with them a range of other pests such as fleas and ticks.
A healthy and safe property is a property without pests. Get your property checked out by the rat control professionals, Pest Ex.
As soon as people hear about the very real dangers of rats, they generally want to know the ways to check if they have a rat issue in and around their property. It is important to conduct regular inspections for rat control purposes, and to give you peace of mind that your building as well as your family will be safe.
Rats are not always easy to spot, and it is unlikely you will be able to see them during the day as they are nocturnal. The best idea is to look instead for evidence of rats. This can take the form of:
If you do find signs of rat activity in or around your home or business, it’s critical to contact the professionals as soon as possible to manage the issue. Alternatively, if you would like a professional set of eyes to thoroughly examine your property, contact Pest Ex.
Pest Ex uses the latest in high tech tools and techniques to detect, exterminate and eradicate rats in your home, or place of business. We support rat removal services for both residential, commercial and industrial properties alike.
The products we use are not only the most effective on the market, they are environmentally friendly and safe for you, your staff and family. We take pride in our work, and offer a 100% guarantee on all of our services.
For a detailed overview about our rat control services, please see below –
For homeowners we do not recommend DIY rodent chemical baiting.
This is because there is significant risk of secondary poisoning to humans and their pets. Most homeowners are unaware that most bait available to you at the local hardware store will have a secondary kill. This means that if a rat eats the bait you’ve purchased and dies in a roofing gutter, it may end up in your water tank. Also if your pet finds a dead rat and eats it the pet or local wildlife will most probably die also. Successful rat baiting should involve professionals using the right control agents with no secondary kill and a thorough assessment of your property and its surrounds, then baits can be used correctly.
There are a number of ways rats can be trapped – live traps, for example, are designed to catch the rodent live. This is designed for the pest to be relocated or disposed of by the homeowner. These live traps cause the rodents no physical harm.
Homeowners and professionals commonly use snap traps, as they get rid of rats individually and can be disposed of instantly. These also kill the rats instantly from a jaw bar that closes. Glue boards are also a common form of trapping rats. These glue boards are usually placed in an area where rats are seen or heard. The rat walks on the board and is trapped by an adhesive base on the board. There is a common problem with glue boards and that is the rodents try to escape from the glue board and can cause a lot of noise. If you’re a restaurant owner and have glue boards in your ceiling void this may cause a disturbing noise for your dinner guests!
Successful rat trapping all comes down to a correct assessment of the property type and placement of the correct traps in areas of rodent activity.
A rat control assessment and service usually takes about 1 hour, and will involve a site assessment. Questions will be provided to the property owner regarding their current rodent problem/experience. Our service technicians will then apply the correct control methods to fix your rodent problem.
If rodent traps are installed, rodent control may take as little as hours or up to 3 days. With rodent baiting this may take 3-7 days from when the rat ingests a single dose of bait.
Ongoing treatment and monitoring
Ongoing monitoring against rats is highly recommended. Once your infestation is eliminated there will always be the future threat of more rodents. Rat baits are usually installed in a lockable box and placed in hidden areas around your home. It’s common for homeowners to get these baits serviced every 3 months. If baits have been eaten they are replenished with new baits during a service. This will ensure any new rodent population will be eliminated before it has time to set up camp in your home of roof void.
The safety for your family and pets is important to us. We assess your problem and implement the correct treatment with minimal risk to you and your pets. There are serious safety procedures as Rodenticides can be harmful to humans and pets, and extreme caution must be taken when using these control agents and professional service is recommended.
The price of rodent control can vary depending on the size of the infestation and the type of property to be treated. Residential homes can usually be controlled for $150.00. This will include a site assessment and placement of baits in safe areas using lockable bait boxes. If you have a large rodent problem, there will usually also be a rodent redbaiting fee of $110.00. This is usually done 7-14 days after the initial service, and includes inspecting the previously installed baits and topping up of bait blocks. It’s common for rodents to eat 10-20 rodent blocks in the first 7 days after installation.
It is also common for restaurants and nightclubs to have rodent infestations. These are usually treated using a combination of baits, glue boards and traps. Commercial rodent control usually can cost between $220-$330 for a single service and consult because there are more products used and also more time involved to service.
Get in touch with us for a thorough rodent assessment.
It is best to take action on rats and rodents early as the infestation can grow rapidly. Contact Pest Ex for any of your rodent control needs today.
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