Rats and mice are possibly the most common pest we deal with here in Australia. They are a serious problem for both residential and commercial property owners. Rodents can not only be a very serious health risk to you and your family but they are also well known for causing significant damage to properties. They nest inside your roof and walls, and love overgrown gardens.
Rats can fit through
a gap as small as 2.5cm
Having a rodent infestation in your garden is not only a nuisance but it is also dangerous and poses as a threat to buildings. Rats can cause structural damage to buildings like outdoor sheds by burrowing underneath the foundations and creating earth mounds. Not only that, but they will chew through any wiring or cables you may have in use.
Signs you have a rodent problem
Having a rodent problem in your garden can be a struggle for the average property owner to keep under control. Rats are always looking for a new place to live once in your garden they will continue to look for a new place to live, eventually making their way into your family home.
Common places to find rodent infestations in your backyard
How to avoid a rodent problem
The best way to avoid a rodent problem, is to make sure your food is hard to access. You can do this by making sure garbage bins are closed, food is stored in containers that rodents won’t be able to chew through and avoiding putting any meat in compost bins. Along with this, try to eliminate clutter and overgrown vegetation, as this is a perfect spot for nesting and burrowing. Lastly if you have birds make sure you don’t scatter their feed on the ground, use a feeder that sits above the ground.
If you think you have a rodent problem, or if you just want to get your property inspected, call BP Direct today. We will gladly inspect your property, report any findings and we will use the appropriate pet-friendly treatment to keep your garden and home rodent free.
If you would like to book an inspection today feel free to give us a call on
(08) 9209 2030.