Rodents
(Rats & Mice)

Identification, treatment, & prevention information.

ABOUT THE PEST

Identifying Rodents

Rats and mice are commonplace in homes and businesses all over Australia. Most of us have spotted a mouse or a rat and probably know the difference. Rats are larger than mice, but there are a couple of different species, as well as native types of bush mice and rats. The ones we deal with are usually house mice, roof rats, and brown rats.

Where the Pest is Found

Rodents can be incredibly unhygienic, spreading all manner of bacteria and diseases. They usually find your way into your home through open doors, windows, cracks and holes. And once they are in, they’re incredibly elusive. You might not even see them, but droppings and chewed food packages are a telltale sign that you’ve got an unwanted visitor.

At Oracle Services, our team of pest control specialists utilises a range of technology and environmentally friendly treatments to remove rodents for good.

Rodent Traits

Exploring the Distinctive Characteristics and Habits

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Grey to brown

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Rats are larger than mice

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Can cause damage to insulation

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Attracted to food scraps

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Mice have a slender body

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Roof rats’ tails are longer than their body

TYPES OF THE PEST

Discovering
The Rodent Species

Brown Rats

The brown rat is quite stocky, with lighter fur than the roof rat. They have a short, thick tail and their fur is often scruffy.
Brown Rats

Roof Rats

The roof rat is around 16cm to 20cm long with a tail that is usually slightly longer than their body. They are dark grey, almost black.
Roof Rats

House Mouse

House mice are roughly 6cm to 10cm long, from head to tailbone. The tail itself can be another 7.5cm to 10cm long, and the body is quite slender.
House Mouse

Treatment Options for Rodents

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Professional Pest Control

Consult a pest control expert for serious rodent infestations. We can assess the situation and apply a tailored, effective treatment to get rid of rats or mice quickly.

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Chemical pest control

We utilise solid chemicals and concentrates that eliminate both rats and mice in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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Soft baits

Soft baits are effective against rats, as they are very attractive to food-centric rodents. They contain Bitrex and can be used in most areas.

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Grain and pellet baits

Pellet baits are useful for dealing with rat burrows and nests. These baits can be placed outside the entrance to a burrow.

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Mouse traps and rat traps

Traps are a useful tool against a small population of rodents. However, when dealing with larger infestations, different treatments need to be used.

Rodent Prevention Tips

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Keep food sealed properly

Rodents are attracted to poorly packaged or spilled food, so sealing your food in airtight containers is an important step.

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Patch up holes and cracks

Rats and mice will find their way into your home or business through the smallest cracks and holes. Patching this is essential.

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Be vigilant for droppings

It’s important to always keep an eye out for rodent droppings. If you spot them, it’s time to take action to prevent a large infestation.

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Regular Inspections

Conduct or frequent rodent inspections on areas you think might be at risk. Or, better yet, hire the experts!

A Combination of Treatment and Prevention is Essential

At Oracle Services, we know that preventing a rodent infestation is always better than treating it down the track. However, it’s not always easy to spot rats and mice, which is why regular expert pest inspections are so beneficial. Our team of experienced technicians will apply all of their skills and knowledge to discover and eliminate any rodent infestations at home or at work before it’s too late.

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OUR PROCESS

Our Rodent Treatment Process

Step 1

Inspection

The first step is a thorough inspection of your home or business. We’ll take the time to identify the type of rodents that you are dealing with.

Step 2

Consultation

Once we have completed the inspection and identified the infestation and the offending rodent, we’ll consult with you regarding treatment.

Step 3

Planning

We’ll plan the most effective strategy to eliminate your rats or mice quickly, including at their nest so that they don’t simply reappear later on.

Step 4

Execution

Our expert technicians will execute our pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate all the rodents inside and outside while keeping you safe.

Step 5

Prevention

Once we’ve completed the pest control service, we will provide you with a plan to help prevent a re-infestation of rodents, giving you peace of mind.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for ants.

Expert rodent treatments are the best thing to use to get rid of rodents. At Oracle Services, our team of technicians always operates efficiently and effectively, to destroy rodent infestations entirely.
We utilise a number of treatments to kill rodents swiftly. The fastest method is a trap, which kills them instantly. However, this isn’t always the most effective treatment.
The most effective way to stop a rodent infestation is to prevent them from arriving in the first place. Do this by sealing food properly, and blocking up any gaps and cracks that they can use as access points.

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