Specialist rodent control from the experts

When you have a rodent problem, you want them gone and you want them gone fast! However, eliminating a rodent problem is often a bit more difficult than simply buying some bait from the hardware store, throwing it in the roof void and hoping the problem will be solved. Success in controlling rats and mice comes from understanding which rodent is causing the problem, applying the appropriate treatment and correcting the conditions that allowed the rodents to enter the building in first place, such that re-infestation does not occur.

Typically rodent control programs use baits which are toxic to other animals, so attention to safety is vital in any treatment. Go Pest have a range of products that allow bait to be applied safety or, in cases where baits may not be appropriate, we can utilise a range of alternative (non-bait) techniques to get control.

Whether at home or in a business, Go Pest Bendigo can provide control programs to eliminate your rodent problem.

What rodent control programs do we provide?

Residential rodent control

  • Inspection and recommendations on rodent proofing
  • Identification of species, nesting site and entry points
  • Implementation of baiting program (or other control measures)
  • A return visit may be required depending on the size / nature of the problem

Commercial / Rural rodent control

  • Inspection and recommendations on rodent proofing
  • Initial control program (if current infestation)
  • Agree regular maintenance program (typically monthly / quarterly services)
  • Service reports for each visit and supporting documentation

The first part of any rodent control program is to carry out an inspection. It is vital to identify the species, map the areas of activity, understand how it is accessing the property and if possible locate the nest. The correct pest control program can then be put in place to solve the problem.  This may involve the use of rodent baits or traps to control the non-native species, or traps to remove and re-home any native species.

A rodent control program will require our qualified technicians to determine how many stations or traps are required depending on the size of the home, the surrounding environment and the severity of the infestation. For more involved problems or serious infestations, it may take several visits to gain control and sometimes an ongoing control program may need to be put in place.  

The use of any rodent product not only takes into account the species, but any safety considerations; children, pets, food areas, etc. We always use lockable bait stations in our baiting programs and stations will be placed out of the reach of children and pets. However, sometimes this is not possible and so alternative techniques, such as traps, may need to be used.

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To aid in the control and prevent future infestations, the recommended rodent proofing and sanitation measures also need to be implemented.

How to keep rats and mice out of your home

There are two main activities homeowners and business owners can carry out to minimize the chances of rodents or possums taking up residence;

1) Rodent / possum proof the building

  • Seal any holes / cracks in the floors, walls and roofing
  • Remove vegetation from the immediate perimeter of the building
  • Prune any branches over-hanging the building

2) Improve sanitation

  • Place garbage in sealed, rodent proof containers
  • All stored food to be place in sealed, rodent proof containers
  • Do not leave pet food outside
  • For chickens, rabbits and any other animal that is provided with grain foods, implement a feeding regime that minimises waste food that would be available to rodents.