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Some rodent species are serious agricultural pests, eating large quantities of food stored by humans. Rodents are also significant vectors of disease. The common house mice can contaminate food and eat through food packaging costing you money to replace.

Rodent information

Rodent control is of the utmost importance to the health and well being of your family. Rats and mice in your home, backyard or business can not only cause structural damage, but also pose the risk of fire or electrocution by chewing through electrical cable...And once they move in, they will begin to reproduce rapidly!

Pest Demise have the knowledge and know-how to tackle rodents and feral pests present in South Australia. We service Adelaide and surrounding areas, including the Adelaide Hills so if you think you may have a rodent problem, call Pest Demise today for free advice or a free quote.

Rats and mice

According to the Center for Disease Control, rats are known to carry over ten serious diseases. Aside from the threat to your family through food contamination and the damage rats can cause to your home or business, here are a few things you should know;

  • Rats can damage your insulation and chew through wall joists and walls.
  • They can cause fire and electrocution by chewing through cables.
  • Rats can compromise retaining walls and similar structures through burrowing.
  • There is a risk of disease to children and pets that visit areas in your yard that are frequented by rats.
  • Rats can introduce disease carrying parasites to your home such as fleas and ticks.

Mice reproduce quickly and just like rats, they can cause significant damage to your home or business through gnawing and also contaminate food and surfaces through droppings left behind. Droppings have also been linked as being a trigger for asthma.

Rodent prevention

Keeping food sources, including crumbs and garbage away from rodents is the best method of prevention. This includes goods such as cereals and grains, as well as fruits and vegetables.

Rodents are also attracted to a warm, dry environment, especially during winter. Keeping entry points sealed can be difficult but may also assist in preventing infestations.

Rodent infestation and control

Rats and Mice are extremely adaptable and so can be found almost anywhere. As mentioned earlier, they multiply quickly so a few rodents can turn into an infestation in no time.

Rats and mice can bite and they carry a variety of bacteria, viruses and disease that can be transmitted to humans so we do not recommend handling them. If you find rodents, it’s always best to call a fully qualified, professional pest controller.

Get in touch

If you need help with a pest infestation or simply want the peace of mind that comes from a yearly pest inspection, get in touch with Pest Demise today on (08) 8388 6484 or email as at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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