How often do you hear noises in the roof and you’re unsure if its roof rats or possums, in or on top of your roof. What do you do?
What ever you do you need to take steps to stop them quickly.
- Chewing cables
- chewing holes in the gyprock
- pulling the insulation to small pieces for nest building
- chewing through plastic water pipes
- chewing through air conditioning ducting
Rats are destructive little things.
They bring food back in to their nest sites and generally make a hell of a mess.
If you have a macadamia nut tree close by, you can guarantee you will have a roof full chewed nut shells.
Methods of Rat Control
Pest Control Company
Generally a pest controller will investigate the area and use some sort of bait system to control the rat infestation. They will usually charge a call out fee and charge to place the baits.
Most times they will not be able to identiy if there’s possums as well.
Baiting rats is the most common method of rat control.
The biggest problem is that they run off and die somewhere! you can’t be sure it won’t die in your roof and stink out your house!
It’s a cruel death, even though rats are destructive rodents, they don’t deserve a cruel death.
The common ingredients in rat bait are:
There are many types of traps from the home made ones to the high sophisticated electronic rat traps.
Trapping can be good and bad.
Some traps catch the rat live and leave it up to you to do the killing of the rat.
Others leave some blood and gore.