Rats & mice often become a serious problem when the cold winter months begin. They generally come inside your home seeking food and warmth, particularly in older suburbs or where excavation works have disturbed their nesting. Homes located near bush land and waterways are often at higher risk of rodent infestation as a general rule. Rats and mice can quickly become an increasing problem as they breed. Rodents commonly nest in roof voids damaging electrical wires, nesting in insulation and increasing the risk of fire.
Industry leaders in pest and weed control services in Perth, Western Envirapest & Weed Solutions pride ourselves on using only the safest and highest quality products on the market. All of our staff, including office staff, receive regular training to keep on top of all ongoing changes within the pest control industry. The company owner, Mark, also has his certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management and has lectured at Murdoch TAFE specifically on applying and handling chemicals safely.
Our number one priority is the safety and health of your family, pets and gardens. Our prices reflect the service quality and products that we apply. Like everything, the cheapest is rarely the best! Our customer retention rates are the highest within our industry because we guarantee all of our work and our overall customer experience.
There are a few things you can do to try and prevent rodent infestations in your home. Here are our top tips:
- Check the exterior of your home – Mice and rats can sneak through a hole, no bigger than a dollar coin! When examining the walls of your home check to see if there are any visible holes, especially near guttering and down pipes. Roofs can be particularly easy for rodent access as there are commonly ridges left between the roof covering and guttering. Seal any holes that you might find & replace any cracked tiles.
- Trim away branches – Any overhanging branches and trees can act like a ladder to your roof. Keep trees well trimmed and remove over hanging branches. Not only does this help protect against rodents but it also helps prevent other insects gaining access to your home and lowers your fire risk.
- Focus on doors and windows – If you plan on leaving your doors and windows open, you should fit them with screens and ensure existing screens are free from tears. Weatherstripping and door seals should also be in good condition.
- Put screens on vents – Not every hole can be plugged up. Some are there for a reason like air vents and weep holes. Keep these covered with mesh screens to prevent access.
- Remove their food source – Ensure that all food products are stored away in sealed containers and if possible keep pet food and water outside at night time.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, rats & mice can still become a problem. In general, rodent infestations are actually not always a reflection on how you keep your home, sometimes you can just be unlucky. If this is the case it is time to call in the professionals. DIY products seldom work and generally cost you more money in the long run.
We can provide a cost effective rodent treatments for your home. We have a variety of different baits including wax blocks and grains as well as pet/child safe rodent stations that we can position in and around your home. Each home is baited differently depending on the individual situation.
On request we can even provide you with rodent stations that look like rocks so they are easily disguised in your garden. Our products work in such a way that the rodents leave your home and die elsewhere so that you aren’t left with a terrible smell!
Our rodent treatments include areas such as:
- Roof void
- Food storage areas
- General storage areas
- Fence lines
- Alfresco/Pergola areas
- Outdoor kitchen/BBQ areas
- Sheds & outbuildings