• Robert Bate

Why Have You Got A Rodent Problem?



The winter months are always a busy time for pest control companies when it comes to people phoning up with rodent problems around the home. Now is the time mice and rats seek nesting sites that are sheltered from the elements and colder temperatures, often deciding that inside the home is the best place to set up home. Come the winter months rats and mice seek warm, dry places to start a family and usually your garage, shed, chicken coop or roof void is exactly what they're looking for. Suburbs that are in close proximity to water are always hot spots for rodent activity, this is due to the abundance of trees and bushy areas.


If you think that you may have an extra fee furry friends living in the house, here are a few things to look for:


  • Droppings and urine stains.  Look for these in and around the home.

  • Rodent odours.  House mice emit musky odours and urine has a strong ammonia-like smell.

  • Gnawing marks.  Teeth marks on food, building materials, wires and on the edges of beams.

  • Pets excited at night.   When rodents are around, pets will often become excited and especially have difficulty settling down at night.

  • Some rodents (norway rat) burrow.  Check for signs for burrowing along foundations and walls and under shrubbery.  

  • Rodents make sounds at night.   Listen for scratching, gnawing and/or fighting.

  • Grease marks against floors, walls and skirting. This is caused by mouse fur constantly brushing against these surfaces.


Like many things in life, rodents problems will only get worse if left unchecked so it's important to take steps as soon as you notice any rodent activity in or around your home. The aim to eliminate a rodent problem is to reach the entire rodent population that call your home their home. The next step is to close off entry points to prevent a future rodent problem. This should be only done once control over the rodents has been achieved, so as not to lock them in.


If you're kept up at night by the sounds of rodents rustling and scurrying in your walls and roof void and you have neither the stomach nor the knowledge and skills to eradicate these furry fellows then it's definitely time to have a professional rodent and pest control expert take control of the problem. When you call Results Home Services a professional pest control expert will walk around identifying the spots of rodent activity like nesting/breeding sites and feeding sites and place rodent baits accordingly.


All our pest control services are back by our genuine guarantee and commitment to you that all your pests will be gone or we will treat the affected area again free of charge.   Call us at 07 3823 2500 to schedule your rodent pest control. We can also address other pest control problems at the same time with a combo-packaged deal for most pest control services.  

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