Rodents carry many different diseases that can be transmitted to people. They also cause significant damage to property by gnawing their way through
electrical work, water pipes, building structures and pavements. Also they will eat any food that they can get in to.
Rats are neophobic. They are fearful and wary of new objects and changes, where as mice are the opposite. Mice are adventurous. Apart from eyesight, all rodents senses are very good. They have good smell, taste, touch and hearing.
We have two main types of rats in New Zealand. They are the Roof rat and the Norway Rat.
The Roof rat weighs up to 260 grams and its teeth can leave a 3mm gnaw pattern in food. The female has 4 – 5 litters per year. The average lifespan of the Roof rat is 12 months.
The Norway rat can weigh up to 500 grams and its teeth can leave a 3mm gnaw pattern in food. The female has 5 – 6 litters per year. The average lifespan of the Norway rat is 12 months.
The best way to manage rodents is by taking away any potential food source, keeping the section tidy and sealing up any potential entry points into the house or building.
We can lay bait stations around your house or building. The bait that we use attracts the rodents. They eat it and then die within a few days. Unfortunately, we don’t know where they are going to die using this method. We can put snap traps
in the bait stations to ensure the rat dies there and then and give you peace of mind.
Photo: Damage caused by rodents
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