Are you worried you might have rats in your property? Whether you've noticed tell-tale droppings, scratching or damage or you just want to make sure your home is rodent proof, contact our local rat catchers at BP Pest Control for tailored rat control in Perth
and surrounding areas.
Our rodent experts can remove rats and their nests and protect you against further infestations for the long term. Call us on (08) 9209 2030
to arrange a no obligation quote for an inspection and rat removal in Perth inner suburbs and northwest and southwest WA.
How do I know if I have rats?
Rats are a threat to many homes and businesses in Perth and WA. There are many types of rats in Western Australia, but the two most common are roof (black) rats and Norway (brown) rats.Black rats are great climbers and are often found in ceilings and wall cavities, while brown rats nest underground below decks, sheds and anywhere else they can access.
Rats can be present all year round, but they're more likely to seek shelter inside and under buildings in the cold and wet months.You're not likely to see them during the day, unless they're especially hungry. You're more likely to spot their presence through signs such as:
- scratching or scurrying sounds
- signs of gnawing around the home
- finding a nest made of household garbage
Why is rat control needed?
Rats can cause serious damage to buildings and their contents if they're left unchecked. As they tend to hide in walls and ceilings, they can damage plasterboard walls and insulation and will even chew on metal and concrete.
More pressing concerns are the electrical hazards and fires that can be caused if rats chew through electrical wires and the health risk of rats and their droppings where people live or work.
Rat removal and prevention
You may be able to remove rats yourself using traps and bait if there are only small numbers and you know how to use these devices safely. Poison baits should not be used anywhere that young children or pets have access to, and you should also take care that pets don't eat rats after poisoning.
If you want to make sure all traces of rats are gone and that they won't come back, you should hire professional rat control services near you. Our Perth pest controllers can:
- Inspect your property to identify all traces of rats and where they gain access
- Set up bait and traps safely around your property
- Track rat movements
- Recommend ways to reduce further rat problems, such as not leaving food waste around and reducing clutter
Get a quote for rat control services near me in Perth
BP Direct Pest Control
can help you to remove and prevent all common pests in WA, including rats, mice and other rodents. Let us know your problem and we'll send our fully licensed rat control experts around to assess your home or site. Our services are covered by warranty up to $20 million.
To receive your obligation free quote or talk to a rat exterminator near you, call our team today on (08) 9209 2030
or 0412 425 966
or send us an enquiry
. We're only a phone call away for 24/7 rat control in Joondalup, Malaga, Ballajura, Noranda, Nollamara, Balcatta, Alexander Heights, Tuart Hill, Dianella, Morley, Bunbury and other locations.