About Rats & Mice

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Rats and mice are part of the rodent family which include squirrels, guinea pigs and beavers. Rodents are characterised by having two front teeth that keep growing throughout their life - which results in their need to gnaw constantly. Australian Rodents include the native Bush and Water Rats but the introduced Black and Brown Norwegian Rats are the pests in urban areas.

Where there are humans there are rats and mice. Rats and mice have successfully adapted to survive and thrive around humans and their pets. Inadvertently we provide ideal conditions for rats and mice to breed and prosper. Fortunately there is a lot you can do to stop the invasion and prevent rats and mice from entering your home.

If you have a rat or mouse infestation you need to consider using a baiting strategy. A baiting strategy is the most effective way to quickly and easily get rid of rats and mice in your home without mess or fuss.


Is it a rat?

Rats and mice are part of the rodent family, characterised by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws that must be kept short by gnawing.
Rodents use their sharp incisors to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators. Most rodents eat seeds or plants, though some have more varied diets. Some species have historically been pests, eating seeds stored by people and spreading disease

Australian native Rodents include the Bush and Water Rats but the introduced Black and Brown Norwegian Rats (also known as the Brown, Norway, Street or Sewer Rat) are the most common pests in urban areas. The most common mouse species is the House or Field Mouse. Some species of rat can breed every two to three months with litters of up to 12 offspring, while mice litters are smaller but more frequent.

Rats can burrow long distances, reducing their exposure to predators, they can scale walls and wires and they are excellent swimmers. Rodents are surprisingly resilient, surviving falls of up to 50 feet. With such prolific breeding and such successful survival skills, rodent populations can multiply very quickly. Effective control is important to control infestations.

If you have a rat or mouse infestation you need to consider using a baiting strategy. A baiting strategy is the most effective way to quickly and easily get rid of rats and mice in your home without mess or fuss.

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Prevent a problem

If you’ve got a problem with rats or mice you need to consider both the environment in and around your home and using a reliable baiting strategy. These two steps will give you effective control over the infestation.

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Plan your baiting strategy

RATSAK provides different types of baits for different areas. Make sure your entire house is protected from mouse and rat invasion by using a baiting strategy

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How can I protect my pets from poison?

Leaving pet food out provides a delicious food source for rats and mice and might be the cause of your rat problem. And while you are dealing with your mouse or rat problem it is important to keep your pets safe and away from poison. If you have pet find out how you can keep your pets safe.

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Dealing with a dead rat or mouse

If you’ve found a dead rat or mouse – be thankful there is one less of them in your home ! You may now be asking yourself – how do I dispose of the dead body? Find out the best tips for disposing of dead rat or mouse. It’s easier than you think.

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Rat Chat

Read some of our readers experiences in dealing with their mouse and rat problems. You might pick up a few ideas that can help you manage your mouse or rat problem.

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