Rodents are a major pest in Melbourne. It’s an unfortunate fact that they co-exist with us – often in our homes.
The three rodent types you will encounter are:
It’s very common for rodents to live indoors in your walls, roof or subfloor. The first indictor that rats or mice, or even both, are in your home is noise.
As these pests are nocturnal, during the night you will often hear scurrying, scratching and chewing noises coming from behind a wall or in the roof.
A quick inspection of the roof cavity will often reveal rodent droppings, with the size of the droppings alerting you to what particular rodent is actually living with you.
Rats are more likely to be living in the roof space, as they prefer to live in an elevated location where they feel safe from predators such as cats and dogs. They venture outdoors at night in search of food. Rats will rarely enter an occupied home as they are quite timid.
Mice are most likely to be living in and around the kitchen area. Holes in plaster walls where plumbing pipes are located are common harbourage sites. Thus, you will often find mice living under the sink.
Mice also enjoy the warmth of a fridge motor so they will also live behind the fridge. Mice only travel a short distance between their living zone and food source, which indicates their preference for the kitchen area.
If mice are present they will leave droppings in the pantry, in cupboards and behind the fridge. Small drops of urine may also be left on bench tops and floors.
Rodents are an objectionable animal and their presence in our homes should not be tolerated.
Rats and mice are dangerous because:
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