Perth’s Rat Removal Experts
Pesti Pest Control is a leading provider of rat and rodent removal services in Perth. Our team of licensed and experienced professionals has the expertise to quickly and effectively eliminate rodent infestations in residential and commercial properties. We use the latest tools and techniques to identify and remove rodents, and we take a proactive approach to prevent future infestations. Our goal is to ensure your property is free from rodents, so you can have peace of mind knowing your space is safe and hygienic.
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Common Rodents in Perth
If you’re like most, the last thing on your mind when you spot a rat in the house it to try and identify it. In our ten plus years of rodent control here in Western Australia, these are the most common rodents we typically find:
Known as the brown rat or sewer rat, is a large, burrowing rodent that is commonly found in Perth. It is brownish-gray in color and can grow up to 10 inches long, not including its tail, which can be as long as its body. Norway rats are typically found in basements, sewers, and other dark, damp areas. They are omnivores and will eat anything from grains and seeds to meat and fish. They are also known to chew on wiring and other building materials, which can cause significant damage to structures.
Black rat or Roof rat
Also called black rats or ship rats, are smaller and more agile than Norway species and take their name from their ability to find hard to reach entry points to your home. They are typically found in attics, roofs, and other high places. Roof rats are excellent climbers and can squeeze through small cracks and gaps to access buildings. They are black or dark brown in color and can grow up to 8 inches long, not including their tails, which are longer than their bodies. Roof rats are also omnivores and can cause similar damage as Norway rats.
The smallest of the common rodents found in Perth. They are typically gray or brown in color and have large ears and tails. These mice are highly adaptable and can live in a variety of environments, including homes, commercial buildings, and agricultural settings. They are also omnivores and will eat anything from grains and seeds to insects and meat. Like rats, mus musculus can cause damage to structures and contaminate food and surfaces with their droppings and urine.
All of these rodents can pose serious health risks to humans and pets by transmitting diseases and causing allergic reactions. If you suspect a rodent infestation in your property, it is important to contact a professional pest control service to address the problem as soon as possible.
What are signs of Rat Infestation?
There are several signs of a rat infestation, including:
Droppings: Rats and mice leave droppings behind, which are typically dark and pointed at the ends.
Gnawed objects: Rats have strong teeth and will often gnaw on wood, plastic, and other materials.
Urine stains: Rats also leave urine stains behind, which may appear as small puddles or smears.
Grease marks: Rats have oily fur, so they will often leave greasy marks along walls and floors.
Scratching sounds: Rats and mice are active at night and can often be heard scratching or scurrying in walls, floors, and ceilings.
Nesting materials: Rats and mice will often use shredded paper, fabric, and other materials to create nests in walls, attics, and other secluded areas.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take action to eliminate the rat infestation as soon as possible.
Our Rodent Removal Process
Assessment: A Pesti professional will contact you to assess the scale of your rodent problem. Our pest control professionals will use their extensive experience to evaluate signs of pests, including brown rub marks, damage to electrical wires, a discernible smell in specific areas or even actual visual confirmation. They may also ask you about children and other animals in your space to ensure the safest treatment possible.
Visit and Quote: We will visit your home or commercial space as many pests prefer hidden areas to nest and potential entry points that may be hard to recognise. At this point our pest control professionals will also look for the best places to put bait stations or other poisons as part of a greater rodent control plan or a series of rodent treatments.
Treatment: the are various ways to treat, mitigate and get rid of rodents in residential and commercial spaces. Pesti will work with you to find a plan of action that works around both your lifestyle or business activity and budget.
Follow up: After a short period to ensure the treatment has taken effect, we will follow up and evaluate whether additional treatment is needed.
Our Rat Control Services
Our rat control services can be preventative, proactive and reactive depending on the extent of your rodent problem. If you already have a rodent or mouse infestation or rodent problem, we will need to start treatment immediately, as these pest can carry a slew of diseases that can pose significant threat to humans, including salmonella, yersinia pestis (the bacteria that causes the plague) and leptospirosis. If you see any signs including rodent droppings Additionally they can carry parasites like fleas, tapeworms and pinworms that can negatively affect both people and pets in your household.
Our preventive rodent control treatments can help keep your home or commercial space pest free. We will work with you to set up scheduled rodent control treatments, we recommend at least three a year. These types of treatments are especially important for food service establishments, due to the abundance of food products, a constant food source and the potential for a rodent problem contaminating food. This can pose a significant health risk to you, your staff and your patrons. Compounding this is the fact that most pest rodent species tend to be nocturnal creatures that prefer to be active when humans aren’t around.
Professional Rodent Removal with Pesti Pest Control
Don’t let rats and rodents take over your home! Contact Pesti Pest Control, Perth’s leading rodent removal experts, to get rid of these pesky critters for good. Our team of experienced rodent control professionals offer safe and effective solutions to protect your home from a potential rat and rodent problem. With our tailored approach, we can provide you with the most effective solutions to keep your property rodent-free. Don’t wait any longer, contact us today to schedule an appointment!
What attracts rats to your home?
There are several things that can attract rats to your home, including:
Food sources: Rats are attracted to any kind of food, including pet food, birdseed, compost, and unsecured garbage. Make sure to store food properly and securely dispose of any food waste.
Water sources: Rats need water to survive, so any sources of standing water, like leaky pipes, can attract them.
Shelter: Rats are attracted to areas that provide shelter and protection from predators. They can gain entry into your house through cracks and crevices, so sealing off these entry points can help prevent an infestation.
Clutter: Cluttered and messy areas provide hiding places for rats, so keeping your house clean and tidy can make it less attractive to rats.
It’s important to identify and eliminate any attractants to prevent rat infestations.
How do I know if I saw a rat or mouse?
Rats and mice have some differences in their physical appearance that can help you identify them. Rats are generally larger, with a body length of 12-18 inches (including the tail), while mice are smaller, typically 5-8 inches (including the tail). Rats have thicker bodies, blunt noses, and hairless ears, while mice have slender bodies, pointed noses, and hairy ears. Rats also have thicker and scaly tails, while mice have thin, hairy tails. In addition to physical differences, rats are more likely to leave behind larger droppings and gnaw marks, while mouse droppings and gnaw marks are smaller in size.
If you hear pitter patter on your roof or a weird smell around your home or commercial space, you might have an issue. Also look around areas where food might be present, including pet food.