Rodent Control For Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs
If you’re concerned about your family’s health or business reputation you can rely on us to remove rodents (Rats & Mice) and provide peace of mind!
Cannon Pest Management understand the importance of promptly and completely removing rodents from properties to prevent any further risk to health or property damage. Home and business owners can trust us for reliable, comprehensive, and efficient rodent removal solutions.
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Do you know that rodents can pick up baits that aren’t secured correctly and move them to areas that your children or pets have access to them? We ensure that this can’t happen with children & pet safe treatments!
Rodenticides (Poisoned Bait) We urge you NOT to use these materials yourself!
Rodenticides are poisoned baits used mainly by professionals for rodent control. Rodenticides have a wide variety of active ingredients, some active ingredients are particularly dangerous to your pets and children! They are registered pesticides available on the open market, but they require training and experience to select the right bait for your situation and apply them safely and effectively. If not properly applied and secured, these pesticides can kill or otherwise endanger children, pets, or other animals that may mistakenly eat them. Hire a licensed pest technician experienced in rodent control to apply them.
Rodent Control Methods You Can Do!
Since rodents like to hide in vegetation, your first line of defence is to trim the vegetation close to your home. Clean yards deny rodents the food and shelter they need for breeding, and they restrict a young rodent’s ability to move in. Piles of grass clippings or tree trimmings make ideal rodent harbourages, so properly store and dispose of these materials. Try to leave at least 0.5 metres of clear space between your house and any vegetation.
Remember that a pencil-sized hole or gap is sufficient for mouse entry and a hole the size of your thumb is large enough for rat entry.
Attached garages are serious weak points, because garage doors rarely fit as closely as other doors. Therefore, to make the garage less attractive, store your garbage somewhere else. But if you must store it there, be especially careful to use containers in good condition with tight-fitting lids.
Windows and exterior doors should fit properly, be weather-stripped, and be kept closed when not in use. There should be no holes in screen doors. Screens are easy to patch.
Take away their sources of food outside, and rodents will look for another place to live.
- Outside food sources that attract rodents include garbage, dog and cat food, dog or cat poo, birdseed, and fruits or berries that have fallen to the ground.
- Pick up fruit and vegetables in your yard.
- Birds are messy eaters, which is especially helpful to rodents. So quit feeding the birds for the duration of the infestation.
- Feed your pets indoors if possible. If you must feed your pets outside, remove their food 30 minutes after serving. Otherwise, whatever your pet doesn’t eat, rodents will. Since rats are nocturnal, feed your outdoor pet well before dark.
- Store your garbage in containers preferably made of metal, with tight fitting lids. Never leave plastic garbage bags outside. Turn compost piles regularly and don’t compost meat, bones, dairy waste, fats, or oils.
In their haste to consume all that they come across rodents destroy far more than they eat. Through gnawing, burrowing and digging vast expanses of property, food containers, building foundations, crops, grain reserves, electrical, water, and gas pipes, as well as insulation foam and mats have been irreparably damaged by mice and rats. The continued gnawing and scratching of mice and rats has even seen concrete and lead succumb to the tide of rodents.
Norway rat (Brown rat)
The Norway rat is the most common and largest of the commensal rodents. This species has a thick, heavy body. They grow up to 46 cm long including the tail which is always shorter than the body. The eyes and ears are small and the nose blunt. The upper body is usually reddish- or greyish-brown to black, and the underside is grey or yellowish-white. The droppings of this rodent are capsule shaped and 13 to 20 mm long. The Norway rat may also be known as the brown rat, house rat or sewer rat.
Roof Rat (Black Rat)
Smaller than the Norway rat, the Roof rat has a light, slender body; a whip-like tail that is longer than its total body; large, naked ears; large eyes, and a pointed nose. It may grow up to 45.5 cm long. The droppings of roof rats are elongated, pointed and slightly smaller than those of the Norway rat.
House mice grow to between 13 and 20 cm from head to tail. It is light brown to black with soft, harsh or spiny fur; fur on the underside of the body is white. The House mouse does not have distinctive, white markings on its feet like the field mouse. This species leaves smooth droppings up to 6 mm long. The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse can be distinguished from other rodents by their scaly, almost hairless tails.
Thanks to their adaptability and hardiness rodents have been found thriving in a number of extreme locations. From urban and rural areas, canals, stream banks, tree canopies, higher stories of buildings and the smallest of openings rats and mice have been found forming colonies and nests in just about every environment on Earth. Natural climbers and burrowers rodents can quickly cause untold damage to property, land, crops and other locations.
Rodent Feeding Habits
Omnivorous and opportunistic rats and mice have been known to eat just about everything they can access including garbage, meat, fish, cereals, seeds, fleshy roots, stems, leaves, and insects.
Rodents Fast Breeding Cycle
Rodents are renowned for their high reproductive rates, with 6 to 12 young per litter and between 4 to 7 litters per year. Rats reach sexual maturity between 3 to 5 months of age and carry their young for 33 days at most. All of these factors allow colonies and nests to develop rapidly dependant on weather conditions and access to food.
Highly intelligent and resourceful rats construct nests close to food and water sources. Nests are generally constructed from materials such as paper, cloth, feathers, grass, foam etc. With the average life span of a rat being a year they spend the first 4-5 weeks nursing before going out on their own. Mice have a similar development cycle and can live to an average of 2 years. Survival rates of young mice are dependent on access to food and water as well as weather conditions.
Rodent Control service in Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna & Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
Given how rapidly destructive rodents can be the best course of action is prompt and comprehensive removal. Thanks to our experience and knowledge of rodent removal and control residents in Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna & Melbourne Eastern Suburbs the team at Cannon Pest Management are here for you. For a free quote please contact us today!