Professional Pest Control Perth

Where do Rats come from?

Like many homeowners, you have unfortunately found yourself with a rodent infestation and Rats have invaded your home. Before you even begin to solve the problem, you may be wondering: how did these rats even get into my home?

Where do rats come from?
You have to consider what attracts rats,  rodent or pest for that matter which love any sources of food and shelter. Your home is climbing, so there isn’t much you can do to change that. However, you can definitely take the required steps to keep the food in and around your home from attracting rats or any unwanted pests.


What attracts rats?
Rats have a great sense of smell, so the best way to keep them from detecting food in your home is to seal it up as much as possible.

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Everyone loves living in Perth. Our warm sunny days, beaches, trees, organic gardening and outdoor patio restaurants are the envy of the rest of the country. There’s no doubt that Perth is a great place to live.

Guess what? All of the things that make Perth so appealing to people also make it an ideal habitat for our local rat and pest control population.

Most rats in Perth are a species known as roof rats (Rattus rattus). These smaller white rats are different from Norway rats, which are a larger breed found throughout most of the rest of Australia. Roof rats prefer our hotter, warmer climate and live in trees, bushes and come out during the summer months. Because they don’t burrow like their northern cousins, they go looking for warmer places to nest in the winter which are often your roof.

If you have a rat or mouse infestation in your home, you might notice these critters scratching in your roof, scurrying across the floorboards, or climbing up a walls or pipes and living in your tree's. These are nocturnal creatures, so all these activities probably happen at night. If you’ve noticed rodents in or around your home, your first step is to try to figure out exactly what type of pest they are. Knowing the differences between rats and mice can help you determine the most appropriate eradication tactics.

Do you have rats in your home or yard? For most people, the very thought of rats in the attic or running through your kitchen is enough to cause nightmares and even wanting to leave their own home.

The good news is that when you learn more about rat behaviour and what attracts rats to your home, it’s easier to decide what to do next. As your local pest control company, we can help you with all of your pest control problems.

We love getting rid of your pests as much as you want them gone!

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