There are a number of species of these rodents in the major population centres in Australia. During winter, most rodents move indoors for both shelter and food. In commercial premises, these can be year-round problems. In rural Australia, mice can attain plague proportions given certain climatic conditions.
Nests are often found close to where they scavenge for food and water. The female will give birth to four to six litters a year, which will contain five to ten young. These young can reproduce three months after birth, so it is calculated, that within one year, a single pair of rodents can be responsible for as many 400 – 700 pests.
SOLVING THE PROBLEM
The Pest Police Australia inspector will identify the type of rodent and recommend suitable treatment and warranty for all work, including baiting the roof void and subfloor area. If there are internal problems, lockable mouse and rat boxes are available.
The real problem with both rats and mice is that they contaminate more food than they eat. Many diseases can be transmitted by both rats and mice, and their gnawing of cables and wires can cause electrical fires.
Rodent activity is usually at night, so it is important to identify if these pests from signs they leave. An expert from Pest Police Australia will professionally identify the specific rodent and likely nest location. It is important to get expert advice for effective eradication, as both rats and mice have a highly developed sense of smell and can often identify chemicals in food, warning them of domestic baits.