Our Rodent treatments can vary from job to job depending where you live. There are three types of rodents in Brisbane, they are the Roof Rat , Norway Rat and House Mouse.
Here are some signs to look out for to determine if you have rodents in or around your home or building.
Look for signs of rub marks or greasy smear marks on corners and walls.
New rat droppings are shiny and soft where as old rat droppings are dull and feel hard.
Rat droppings are up to 12mm long with blunted ends and mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and with pointed ends, do not confuse this with gecko droppings as gecko droppings have white bits in their droppings.
Also look for burrows near creeks and buildings and under houses.
You will find a rats nest is made up of paper, cardboard, twigs or rags. You may also here squeaking sounds from mice and for rats crawling or gnawing sounds mainly in walls and voids in and around your home.
Rats like to gnaw materials to keep their teeth from growing to large and they will gnaw on metal, wood, conduit and cables. Rats also need food and water and will eat and drink from your pet’s food bowls.
If you find you may have rodents you should inspect your home or building for entry points and cover these areas up with chicken wire or other materials after SafeClean has laid bait stations.
Tips to avoid rodent infestations in and around your home or work place
Outside your home
Cleaning Gutters.You should inspect your gutters and down pipes regularly. Clean out any leaves, sticks and debris. If your property or area is known for rodent activity then you should consider installing a gutter guard plastic mesh to keep your gutters clean and clear.
Cutting Trees.You should never let tree branches over hang near your home or unit. Rodents have a remarkable skill when it comes to jumping from tree branches to gain access into your home.
Weeds.Try to remove weeds as you see them. Rodents can use weeds to start a new colony underground. They also use weeds to camouflage there burrows.
Mowing. Mow your lawns regularly. Keep the grass short will deter rodents as they like to play hide and seek.
Compost. Try and keep your compost covered so rodents cannot gain entry. Do not use sticks, tree branches or weeds as rodents can use these items to build their nests.
Down pipes. Rodents can travel up down pipes very easily. We suggest installing cage wire at the bottom of your down pipe using rivets to hold in place. Check your air conditioning pipes and seal up the gaps if required.
Leaky Taps.Make sure you have no leaky taps around your home. Replace washers asap. If you have a pet try and keep pet food and water inside where rodents cannot access.
Inside your home
Repair.Repair any whole or cracks in walls and flooring. Rodents can squeeze through the smallest cracks and holes and repair any broken tiles.
Leaky Taps. Make sure you have no leaky taps inside your home. If you have a pet try and keep pet food and water from off the floor if you think you may have rodent activity.
Food Pantries.Close the door if you think rodents are active. Rodents are amazing jumpers and can jump up to 4 metres high.
Doors.Garage doors are a great highway for rodents to gain access and there is not much you can do but to seal of the inside door.
Brisbane Service Area
With 9 mobile trucks we cover all these locations in Brisbane
Brisbane City & CBD– Petrie terrace, Spring Hill, Highgate Hill, Southbank, South Brisbane and West End, East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point, New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead, Bowen Hills, Wooloongabba, Fortitude Valley.
BrisbaneEastside – Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Carina, Wakerley Greenslopes, Tarragindi, Dutton Park, Carindale, Redland Bay – Thornlands, Ormiston, Alexandra Hills, Victoria Point, Cleveland, Capalaba, Mount Cotton, Birkdale, Wynnum, Manly, Lota, Thorneside, Wellington Point, Sheldon, Gumdale, Chandler, Carbrook.
BrisbaneSouthside – Goodna, Sunnybank Hills, Sunnybank, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Redbank Plains, Mt Gravvatt, Kuraby, Norman Park, Holland Park, Seven Hills, Acacia Ridge, Rocklea, Forest Lake, Eight Mile Plains, Annerley, Springfield, Runcorn, Springwood, Browns Plains.
BrisbaneNorthside – Kelvin Grove, Red Hill, Herston, Ashgrove, Kedron, Aspley, Chermside, Hendra, Nundah, Virginia, Zillmere, Geebung, Stafford, Bracken Ridge, Bald Hills.
BrisbaneWestside – St Lucia, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore, Moggill, Pullenvale.
Moreton Bay– Kippa-Ring, Redcliffe, North Lakes, Dakabin, Rothwell, Clontarf, Woody Point, Deception Bay, Bribie Island.